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This document describes and serves as a template for preparation of a Project Readiness Package. The objective of the Project Readiness Package is to document customer needs and expectations, project deliverables (including time frame), budget, and personnel / organizations affiliated with the project. It will serve as the primary source of information for students necessary during the Planning phase to develop a SD I plan and schedule including specific deliverables and due dates. The Project Readiness Package will also support Faculty evaluation of project suitability in terms of depth, scope, and student / faculty resources by discipline. In this document, italicized text provides explanatory information regarding the desired content of the sections indicated by nonitalicized, bold, capitalized headings. If a particular aspect of a section is not applicable for a given project, it is only necessary to indicate that by entering N/A (not applicable).
Information regarding contacts, budgets, facilities, resources, regulatory or legal considerations, proprietary or specialized components, technologies or intellectual property associated with the project.
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Project Name (tentative): Variable Intake for the Formula SAE Team Project Number: Project Track:* Vehicle Systems and Technology
Project Family:* FSAE Start Term: Winter 092 End Term: Spring 093 Faculty Guide (project mentor): Dr. Alan Nye Faculty Consultants (disciplinary subject matter experts): Professor Dimenco Customer organization and primary contact (name, phone, e-mail): Customer: Formula SAE Racing Team Contact Name: John Scanlon Contact Title: Engine Group Leader Phone Number: 330-421-2665 Email: email@example.com
Principle sponsor or sponsoring organization: (provider of financial support) Mechanical Engineering Department Project Overview (1-2 paragraph that provide a general description of the project: background, motivation(s), customer(s), and overall objective(s).): As each competition passes, fuel efficiency becomes much more prevalent in competition scoring. This senior design project proposes to develop a variable intake system for the Formula SAE racecar that will allow for increased fuel efficiency and a greener methodology to produce more engine power. Our goals consist of increased volumetric efficiency of the engine, increased fuel efficiency, improved power/torque, and better drivability. This system would be implemented using an electronic control system that would vary the geometry based on engine parameters (such as RPM, manifold pressure, air temp) and possibly include driver inputs (throttle position/steering position for increased response time). Of course, our customer would be the Formula SAE Racing Team.
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manufacturing experience • Continuation. Customer and Sponsor Involvement (Describe role of customer and sponsor in the project. • • • • • DETAILED COURSE DELIVERABLES: From the Course Deliverables document. tested and installed intake system package for the engine. ): There is little inherent risk by implementing this system into the car. This should justify the requested skills and number of students from each discipline.e. extract general and discipline specific deliverables that are appropriate to the project. RIT): FSAE Rulebook Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes (Provide all budget details and processes associated with expenditures): Intellectual property (IP) considerations (Describe any IP concerns or limitations associated with the project ): RIT Formula SAE Team Trade Secret Other (Describe potential benefits and liabilities. etc. or Building Block project information (Include prior project number and title and to what extent previous results are being incorporated): There is no prior project number to this as this is a completely new senior design project.): The senior design team will use the dyno facilities to test and tune the intake before integrated into the car. engine tuning and testing experience. five roles need to be filled. For this project. Customer deliverables (Customer requested milestones. electronics for signal conditioning. mechanical systems design experience. mechatronics Fluids and heat transfer analysis. IEEE. UL. FDA. This should provide clear guidance to the students on what it expected. It will be fully operational so that testing will yield data to quantify fuel economy and power. known project risks. planned participation in design and project reviews. PRELIMINARY WORK BREAKDOWN: Describe the anticipated distribution of general tasks to be accomplished by project participants based on perceived skill set requirements. DETAILED PROJECT DESCRIPTION: • • Customer needs: The Formula SAE Team is looking to increase power and fuel economy. There are two mechanical engineering roles. etc. The first would partake in the understanding and Page 2 of 4 . FCC. Regulatory requirements (i. control systems. progress reports. Platform.Project Readiness Package Template Rev 2-27-08 • Staffing Requirements: (use WBS and associated resource estimates to summarize anticipated staffing needs) Discipline (number) EE ME CE ISE Other 2 3 Skills required (concise) C programming. The first role is the project manager who has an understanding of the entire system. and expected product ): We will deliver a fully tuned.
complete an actual build. The second mechanical engineer would be in charge of the testing and tuning of the intake on the engine while on the dyno and on the car. Highlight any project specific activities that may not be part of the generic course syllabus (e. The impact of project enhancements and improvements from baseline should be clearly articulated. The majority of the grade will be dependent on the implementation on the car. while the other would be in charge of programming the microcontroller to implement the correct electrical response. customer visits).Project Readiness Package Template Rev 2-27-08 analysis of the fluid dynamics of the intake system in order to design the mechanical aspect of the varying system. and installed on the engine on the car. Based on these parameters. THREE WEEK SDI SCHEDULE: List expected activities in the first three weeks. The first would need to understand the required sensors and electrical actuation of the varying system.g. and begin on site design work with the costumer. Our major goals are to have a fully developed prototype. The first three weeks will consist of evaluating the current system. have it tested and tuned. There are also two electrical engineering roles. obtain a baseline performance range. Page 3 of 4 . the five proposed members of the team are assigned to each role specific to their engineering strengths: Project Manager: Kursten O’Neill Fluids Design and Analysis: Dave Donohue Testing and Tuning: Matt Smith Sensors and Electrical Actuation: Dan Swank Programming and Integration: Tom Giuffre GRADING AND ASSESSMENT SCHEME: Describe how the grading rubric relates to expectations and deliverables.
Sustainable Design & Product Development. Aerospace Systems & Technologies. Implementation and Utilization of the project. Unknown. required laboratory space and equipment. Vehicle Systems & Technologies. Indicate if required resources are available. This would include specific faculty expertise for consulting. outside services. Resource Available Category Source Description (mark with X) Faculty ME DEPT. Systems & Controls. Entrepreneurship & Business Development. *Project Family: a group of closely related (or interdependent) projects. etc. Page 4 of 4 . customer facilities. Printing & Imaging Systems. Alan Nye as our faculty advisor Professor Chris Dimenco as our technical advisor X X Environment SHOP FSAE ? The Dyno Facilities in the Machine Shop FSAE Facilities G and H Lot for Testing and Tuning X X ? Equipment FSAE SHOP Honda CRB 600 Engine Various Machines X X Materials ME DEPT? ME DEPT? ME DEPT? Carbon Fiber Sheet Aluminum Electrical Components 100 Octane Race Gas Tires for Testing Other ME DEPT? ME DEPT? *Project Tracks: Assistive Devices & Biotechnology. ME DEPT. Dr.Project Readiness Package Template REQUIRED FACULTY / ENVIRONMENT / EQUIPMENT: Rev 2-27-08 Describe resources necessary to support successful Development.