Team Vision for Problem Definition PhaseDuring this phase of the design our team set out to interview the customer (FSAE) and several possible stakeholders in order to get a list of customer requirements that would make this design useful for not only FSAE but other groups within RIT. We also wanted to interview some outside racing teams and see what they used for data and if they had an interest in our design.
During the first three weeks of MDS I we interviewed our customer (FSAE), an internal club (Baja) and an external racing team (Berg Racing). We distilled the results of our interviews into a list of customer requirements that was agreed upon by FSAE. We have used the customer requirements to drive engineering requirements and worked on requirement interactions using the House of Quality.
We have a few more internal stakeholders to interview, such as Snowmobile racing and bicycle racing.
Project SummaryDesign a damper dynamometer to test dampers (shocks) and ultimately generate force vs velocity charts. The RIT FSAE racing team will use these charts to compare dampers and settings as well as tune their shocks. If possible, the FSAE team would like to be able to tune their shocks based on track data inputs and design and fabricate their own shocks at RIT in the future.
Project Goals and Key DeliverablesThe goal at the end of the project is to deliver a working prototype dyno to FSAE. In addition, the following items will be delivered:
- All design documents (concepts, analysis, detailed drawings/schematics, BOM, test results, etc.)
- Technical paper
- Poster for ImgineRIT
- The team will participate in ImagineRIT
Customer Requirements (Needs)
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
PurposeCreate a contract between the engineer and the customer where indisputable satisfaction of the engineering requirements equates to customer satisfaction
- Total Cost: <$4000
- Maximum size: 4' x 4'
House of Quality
Risk AssessmentRisk Assessment
Design Review Materials
Problem Definition DocumentsDocuments related to to Problem Definition Phase can be accessed here.
Plans for next phase
- As a team, where do you want to be in three weeks at your next review?
- As an individual on the team, what are you doing to help your team achieve these goals? (Use the individual 3-week plan template for this)