P16462: Wind Energy Base Station
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Preliminary Detailed Design

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Team Vision for Preliminary Detailed Design Phase

Phase IV Plan

Phase IV Plan

Prototyping, Engineering Analysis, Simulation

Iterative activities to demonstrate feasibility, including assumptions you made in your analyses or simulations. Have you completed sufficient analysis to ensure that your design will satisfy requirements? Have you included all usage scenarios in your modeling?

Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, Simulations

1: Base Station Sketch

1: Base Station Sketch

Bill of Material (BOM)

Bill of Materials: Current Assets

Bill of Materials: Current Assets

Bill of Materials: Needs

Bill of Materials: Needs

Test Plans

Team 14462's base anchoring design was picked to replicate for this project due to not having to buy materials or having to re-design something that wasn't broken. There was limited information on their EDGE page so retesting to validate the capabilities of their anchoring system were carried out. The auger (http://www.electric-horse-fence.com/high-tensile-gear/) was brought to the testing field with a stake and a 110lb. rated fish hook force gauge. The stake was stuck through the hole in the eye of the auger and turned to screw it into the ground.

1: Base Anchoring: Stake Test Set Up

1: Base Anchoring: Stake Test Set Up

Next, the stake was removed and the force gauge was hooked through the eye of the auger. Using proper ergonomics, the force gauge was pulled straight up.

2: Base Anchoring: Stake Test Measuring

2: Base Anchoring: Stake Test Measuring

At a 4in depth, the auger could take 50lbs. of force before dislodging. At a 10in depth, the force gauge could not measure the force needed because the maximum force was reached (auger showed tiny movement at this time). Therefore, this auger is clear to use with a max upward force of 50lbs. as long as it is screwed into the ground more than 4in. The system is shown below.

3: Base Anchoring: Overall System

3: Base Anchoring: Overall System

Design and Flowcharts

Electrical Components

Electrical Components System Overview

Electrical Components System Overview

Base Housing

Overall Base Design, Phase IV

Overall Base Design, Phase IV

Ring Plate Design

Ring Plate Design

Tower Structure Design

Tower Structure Design

The base plate design is incomplete due to lack of dimensions for the power transmission component. Material is also undecided due to budget issues, availability, and machinability. Materials being considered are aluminum, wood, and acrylic.

Bridle Design

The current design is a 3 Point Bridle System. The Evaluated Maximum Principal Stress was calculated at 12.8 MPa, below half the maximum tensile strength we expect the EPO foam to have.

Reel Analysis

For this phase, the goal was to determine specific dimensions of the reel.

Risk Assessment

Risks, Current Version

Risks, Current Version

Design Review Materials

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Plans for next phase

Team

Phase V Plan

Phase V Plan

Individual

Sarah Collmus

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Laura Arciniegas

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

As the power transmission engineering I did a lot of gear research.

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Kevin Collins

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Aleksandr Kim

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Michael Ostaszewski

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Kevin Larkin

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?

Sukmin Lee

Integration Phase: What did I actually do?

Integration Phase: What did I learn?

Documentation and Validation Phase: What will I contribute?


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