Build, Test, Document
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Multidisciplinary Senior Design II's main focus for our project is the building and testing of our individual subsystems, and ultimately integrating them together to have a working product.An overview of what we are working on is shown here, but all of our work is available in the MSD II Documents Directory.
Test Plans & Test ResultsOur project's intent is to reduce the effect of the calibration fluids odor on the workers of Advanced Atomization Technologies. In order to do this we were given several requirements which we then formed into engineering requirements. In order to make sure that each one of these engineering requirements is being met we have created test plans for each requirement. The most recent test that we completed was a verification of the Test Plan for Cycle Time by running more time trials on the actual nozzle fixture and test chamber now that we have it fully manufactured and assembled.
Process SheetsWe have created a process sheet, and sometimes more than one, for each of the subsystems that we have. These process sheets were designed to give someone assembling the system a guide to the easiest way of doing so. An example of them is given below.
Above is an example of a process sheet for part of the test block that will be used for the GE90 nozzle.
Action Item ListIn order to keep track of what we need to do, and by when, we have created this action item list. This is a document that we can all update or look at at any time to help keep us on schedule.
Above is our current action item list that shows what needs to be done, the start and end date, as well as who should be the one completing it.
Action Item List
Project PlanIn addition to the action item list that we have, we are also keeping track of where we are with our project is by using Microsoft Project. This is extremely useful because it allows us to enter everything that needs to be done, not only action items, and lets us see our critical path from the beginning all the way to the end. The project plan is how we were able to put dates on our action item list.
Risk Management for MSD IIJust like in MSD I, we are using an excel file to keep track of all of our risks and how we can get rid of them. Our current risk management plan has risks that we were able to foresee at the end of last semester, as well as some that we have added more recently.
Risk Management Plan
Problem TrackingOur Risk management plan is very good for helping us look ahead and plan for things that we can see coming, however not everything is foreseeable. If a problem arises that we think is major enough that it could delay our project plan or otherwise majorly effect our project, we put it into a problem tracking matrix to ensure that we go through the appropriate steps to solve it. This includes fully identifying the problem, coming up with possible solutions, picking and implementing a solution, and then evaluating whether or not the selected solution was effective at resolving the issue.
Correlation MatrixEven with both the Risk Management document and the Action Item List, we need to be sure that we are covering all of our bases. One of the main ways that we do that is to use a Correlation Matrix. The Correlation Matrix matches our Engineering Requirements to our test plans and risks, to make sure that we are on track to fulfill all of the Engineering Requirements.
Bill of MaterialsOne of the biggest constraints on our project is working within a set budget. In order to keep track of how much money we have spent make sure that we stay within our prescribed budget, we have created a detailed Bill of Materials. This shows everything that we need to build and fulfill all of our engineering requirements, along with being color coded to help identify what we have purchased, what needs to be purchased, and has already arrived.
Bill of Materials