P17346: Reimagine the Infinity Statue
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Problem Definition

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Project Summary

Our goal is to improve RIT’s Infinity Statue, an original piece installed in 1968. The artist's intent was to represent the idea of infinity; both through the 3 sided mobius mounted and top and through it's continuous rotation. Over the last few decades, the drivetrain responsible for this rotation has required reoccurring maintenance, resulting in the statue remaining stagnant for long periods of time.

The intent of this design project is to re-design or modify the statue's drivetrain to assure that the statue's artistic intent is realized.

Current Drivetrain

Current Drivetrain

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

The primary goal prior to week 3's Problem Definition Review was to establish the scope of the project. To achieve this, we have to first understand the what the drivetrain system and its flaw are. Once an understanding of the current system was achieved, we were to discuss with the customer what his vision for the redesign is. Once all this information was collected and verified, official documentation could begin. With this info the plan was to utilize "Customer Requirements", "Engineering Requirements", "House of Quality" and "Values and Norms" to fully define the scope of this project and provide a platform to move forward.

Stakeholders

Stakeholder Position
Jon Kriegel RIT Alumni, Customer
RIT FMS Maintenance for Statue
RIT Students Observers

Use Cases

Scenario

Scenario

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Purpose

The Customer Requirements determine the scope of the project. They define the problem statement and create a path moving forward.

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

In addition to the snapshot, here is the link to the Live Document

Outputs and Destination

Establish tangible set of requirements for engineering work based on customer needs.

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Purpose

The Engineering Requirements take into account the opinions and requirements of the Customer, as well as the stakeholders, in order to supply the most satisfactory, and safe, product. The importance of each item has been determined by considering the impact and priority of the task.

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

In addition to the snapshot, here is the link to the Live Document

Inputs and Source

  1. Customer Requirements
  2. Phase I benchmarking
  3. Standards, regulations, or other industry guidelines (e.g., ADA, EPA, OSHA, IEEE, ASME, etc.)
  4. Guide & other stakeholders

Outputs and Destination

  1. Function Decomposition.
  2. Concept Generation & Development.
  3. HoQ.
  4. System & Detail Design.
  5. Test Plans.
  6. Poster & Final Report.

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

Constraints

  1. Total budget of project is $500
  2. Model must be small enough to be easily transported
  3. Proportions of statue must match full sized counterpart
  4. Drive train design must be compact enough to fit within envelope of chamber beneath statue, leaving room for maintenance when needed

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

In addition to the snapshot, here is the link to the Live Document

Inputs and Source

  1. Template and Example.
  2. Customer Requirements.
  3. Engineering Requirements.
  4. Benchmarking Data.

Outputs and Destination

Provide input to the risk management process.

Values & Norms

Plan for MSD 1

Tentative Plan

Tentative Plan


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