P18310: Tuned Vibration Absorber Demo System
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Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Project Summary

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.

The key goals of this project are:

The key constraints for the project are:

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

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Goals

Deliverables

Stakeholders

Use Cases

Our team envisioned various basic scenarios in which this project could encounter. These will be updated and revised with more possibilities as more subsystems are designed.
Scenario 1

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Scenario 3

Scenario 4

Scenario 4

Norms & Values

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Constraints

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Overview

The customer requirements section decomposes the information from the problem statement, PRP, and customer interview into a set of specific requirements which must be met to satisfy the customer. The below table categorizes each requirement and rates its importance to the overall project goal. This document is used as an input for the engineering requirements for this project.
Customer Needs List

Customer Needs List

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Inputs and Source

  1. PRP.
  2. Problem Statement.
  3. Customer Interviews.
  4. Template and Example.
  5. Guide & other stakeholders.

Outputs and Destination

  1. Engineering Requirements
  2. Poster & Final Report.

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Purpose

To create a detailed list of quantifiable requirements that the engineer can design to, the satisfaction of which will equate to indisputably meeting all customer needs. Engineering requirements approved by Keith Ptak on 10/05/2017.
Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

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Inputs and Source

  1. Customer Requirements.
  2. Customer.
  3. Phase I benchmarking.
  4. Applicable standards and regulations.
  5. Selected concept list.
  6. System Design.
  7. Template and Example.
  8. Guide & other stakeholders.

Outputs and Destination

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

House of Quality

Purpose

  1. Confirm that satisfaction of the Engineering Requirements implies that all of the Customer Requirements are met.
  2. Facilitate design trade off decisions
House of Quality Customer Needs and Engineering Requirements Comparison

House of Quality Customer Needs and Engineering Requirements Comparison

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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.

Project Planning

Below shows a capture of our Gantt chart to organize and visualize time spent on certain project tasks and processes.

Project Plan for Weeks 1-3. Last Updated: 9/14/17

Project Plan for Weeks 1-3. Last Updated: 9/14/17

Phase 1 Assignments

Phase 1 Assignments

Phase 2 Assignments

Phase 2 Assignments

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Effects of Delays

The following Cause & Effect chart shows the impact that delays could have on our project moving forward. This will ensure that we take every precaution when dealing with time management to finish our Phase goals in a timely and effective manner.
The Effects of Delays

The Effects of Delays

Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

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Interview Summary


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