P16462: Wind Energy Base Station/public/
Team Vision for Subsystem-Level Design PhaseSummarizing:
- What did the team plan to do during this phase?
Key Technical Questions for Subsystem-Level Design Phase
- Are we going to use a motor? If so, how much power is needed and how we control it? Owners: Kevin Larkin, SukMin Lee, Aleksandr Kim
- What bridle system design will we be using? Owner: Kevin Collins
- What tether material will we be using? Owner: Kevin Collins, Aleksandr Kim
- What materials should the base be made out of? Should we use different materials for different parts of the base? Owners: Sarah Collmus, Aleksandr Kim
- What structure should the ring holder be to provide the most support? Owners: Sarah Collmus, Michael Ostaszewski, Laura Arciniegas
- How will the bridle system affect launching options? Owner: Aleksander Kim, Kevin Collins
- How will we land the plane? Do we need to install some form of landing gear? Owners: Laura Arciniegas, Aleksandr Kim
- Will our plane be able to withstand the forces involved? Owners: Kevin Collins, Aleksandr Kim, Michael Ostaszewski, Laura Arciniegas
- Does an amplifier need to be constructed for the RC transmitter? Owners: Kevin Larkin, Sukmin Lee
- How heavy does the base need to be to remain securely on the ground? Owners: Michael Ostaszewski, Laura Arciniegas
- How will we launch the plane? Owner: Aleksandr Kim
- How can we strengthen the plane to withstand those forces? Owners: Kevin Collins, Laura Arciniegas, Michael Ostaszewski
- Should we design a reel or purchase a reel? Owners: Kevin Collins, Sarah Collmus, Aleksandr Kim
- How/who are we going to fly? Owners: Aleksandr Kim, Kevin Larkin (Others should have some training as well.
- What are the worst case scenario parameters? Owner: Aleksandr Kim
Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, etc.
Base Station Analysis
The base station can be broken down into three parts: The base plate, the tower structures, and the ring.
Reel Load Analysis
- Reel must be strong, but also small enough to fit inside the base.
- First, the torsional stress due to the tether tension was determined
- The torsional stress due to the crank was determined. Also, the bending moment from the crank was considered.
- All of the stresses were summed and the crank force was solved for.
- Analysis was done using the equations derived. Results are shown in the excel file below.
Foil Stress Analysis
- simulated the wing as a cantilever beam
DC Motor Analysis
- *two final candidates are highlighted in yellow.
- Dimension & Specs of PN1007
- Dimension & Specs of AME-218-1003
Bill of Materials (BOM)Begin building a BOM based on design work to this point.
Design Review MaterialsHere are links to:
Plans for next phaseTeam Plan
|Team Member||Sub Systems Design Phase: What did I actually do?||Sub Systems Design Phase: What did I learn?||Detailed Design Phase: What will I contribute?|