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Project Definition OverviewThis project focuses on the development of a Electric Motor Test Bench for RIT's Electric Vehicle Team. This project is designed to test the capabilities of the motor of an electric vehicle when used in conjunction with a motor control unit. The test bench will apply a dynamically variable load to the motor and controller, and then measure how these components react to the given conditions.
Project PlanThe high level vision for the project is to develop a prototyping platform for electric vehicle motor components and controllers. The platform should be safe, usable, and provide valuable unit test data to EVT engineers.
A more detailed project schedule can be found below, which goes into specific tasks associated with this project.
- RIT's Electric Vehicle Team
- Our MSD Team
- Prof. Slack
- Potential Future Investors
Customer RequirementsCustomer Requirements were developed from meetings with the EVT team, as well as various "startup packages" from the EVT team.
We chose to work on a Functional Decomposition to help make connections between the functions and the Engineering Specifications that will define them.
Engineering SpecificationsEngineering Specifications were developed based off of the results of the Functional Decomposition, as well as from the Customer Requirements.
Requirement MatrixThe Requirement Matrix was used to guarantee coverage and traceability of the Customer Requirements, as well as avoiding non-useful Engineering Specifications.
ConstraintsThese Constraints were developed based off of the Customer Requirements.
- Time with EVT Controller and Parts
- Budgetary Concerns
- Heat Dissipation
- Programming Interface
- Electrical Safety
- Mechanical Safety