P18310: Tuned Vibration Absorber Demo System
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A Tuned Vibration Absorber (TVA) is a device used within a system to reduce the severity of vibrations of a specific frequency in order to improve the robustness of the system. LORD is a company that sells TVA’s for industrial use, but is unable to demonstrate the technology at trade shows, as no equipment currently exists for this purpose. Ideally, a system could be created that allows for the direct comparison of the two vibration systems , while at the same time providing data to support the demonstration in a manner conducive to table top displays.

Example of TVA Technology:

Pump system vibrating

Pump system vibrating

No vibration in the pump system - all energy transferred to TVA mass

No vibration in the pump system - all energy transferred to TVA mass

The key goals of this project are:

  • to create a unit that can represent the customer’s TVA technology in a simple and easily-understandable way, through both the direct comparison and digital displays.
  • to develop a product that is able to withstand both shipping & handling, and subjugation to repeated 40 hour work weeks.

The key constraints for the project are:

  • the necessity for the product to be rugged enough to survive multiple trade shows
  • the need for the product to clearly and effectively show the benefits of the customer’s TVA
  • to be easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • be portable and require only a standard outlet connection to operate.
  • be less than 75 lbs
  • cost less than $4,000 to manufacture

The expected end result of this project is to have a working prototype built, along with all associated engineering documents, a bill of materials, and detailed working and troubleshooting instructions by May of 2018.

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Project Name
Tuned Vibration Absorber Demonstration Display
Project Number
P18310
Start Term
2171-Fall 2017
End Term
2175-Spring 2018
Faculty Guide
Gary Werth, gdwddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Keith Ptak
Sponsor (financial support)
Zach Fuhrer

Team Members

P18310 Team Members from left to right: Nathan, Connor, Stephen, Kyle, Shayne, Malik

P18310 Team Members from left to right: Nathan, Connor, Stephen, Kyle, Shayne, Malik

Member Role Contact
Stephen J. Giordano Project Manager (EE) sjg8157@rit.edu
Nathan P. Ehnot Lead Engineer (ME) npe4060@rit.edu
Shayne F. Hollands Facilitator (ME) sfh4001@rit.edu
Connor Jensen Communication (ME) cbj3247@rit.edu
Kyle Kelly EDGE Manager (EE) kmk5857@rit.edu
Malik Wallace Purchasing (CE) mdw4023@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I MSD II

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Work Breakdown: By Topic (W.B.S)

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

BOM-All Purchases

System Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Arduino Code

Display Rendering

Quick Start Guide

User Manual

Test Plans

System Model Derivation (Simulation)

Test Results

SME Documents

Poster

Technical Paper

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements