P18485: Biochar Concrete Roofing Tile Manufacturing and Complete Roof System
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Morphological Chart

Table of Contents

Morphological Charts

Morph Chart and Concept Selection

 Morphological Table

Morphological Table

 Process Concepts

Process Concepts

Each team member created their own process from the function concepts shown in the Morph chart above. A combined concept was also created by the team. Feasibility was taken into account when creating each concept. Also, the process described by Ricardo is listed alongside the team's concepts, this will be used as the selection datum.

Concept Selection

 Manufacturing Process Pugh Chart

Manufacturing Process Pugh Chart

Cost: A + indicates less cost, a - indicates more cost, and an S indicates the same cost as the datum process.

Time: A + indicates less time to produce a tile, a - indicates more time to produce a quality, and an S indicates the time to produce the tile is the same as the datum process.

Repeatability: This criteria was used to compare the ease of repeating the process. A + indicates the process is easier to repeat, a - indicates the process is harder to repeat, and an S indicates the repeatability is the same as the datum process.

Quality: This criteria was used to compare the quality of tile produced. A + indicates the tile is of higher quality, a - indicates the tile is of lesser quality, and an S indicates the tile is of the same quality as the datum process.

Number of Power Tools: A + indicates less power tools needed, a - indicates more power tools needed, and an S indicates the same number of power tools needed as the datum process.

Number of Hand Tools: A + indicates less hand tools needed, a - indicates more hand tools needed, and an S indicates the same number of hand tools needed as the datum process.

Production Rate: This criteria was used to compare the amount of tiles that can be made in one day. A + indicates more tiles, a - indicates less tiles, and an S indicates the same number of tiles can be produced as the datum process.

Number of Workers: A + indicates less workers needed, a minus indicates more workers needed, and an S indicates the same number of workers needed as the datum process.

Scalability: This criteria was used to compare the ability to increase the production rate of the process. A + indicates it's easier to scale, a - indicates it's harder to scale, and an S indicates it is the same ease to scale as the datum process.

Chosen Concept

 Chosen Concept

Chosen Concept

Top Tile Design

his section covers the addition of the Top Tile Design. The team, tasked with the creation of the entire roofing system, is responsible for creating a top tile to finish off the complete roof design. The following sub-sections explain the purpose, design and choices behind the team's final design for the top tile. As a note, in previous iterations, there was no inclusion of the top tile. This year's team found it a crucial part of the roofing system to complete.

Systems Design for Top Tile

In order to decide what design we wanted for the top tile, a morphological chart was constructed and discussed.
 Morphological Chart for Top Tile Design

Morphological Chart for Top Tile Design

We ended up choosing the simplest and most proven design: The triangular, overlapping tile with mortar applied to fill in the gaps on the roof. The shape of this tile was based on the shape of Ricardo's top tiles, and the overlapping method of installation is based on the way clay tile roofs are constructed.

Choices for Top Tile

This was the final choices for the Top Tile Design:

 Final Solution

Final Solution