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ENGR 120

Homework 11

NOTE: Use non-engineering format for all problems. This is an individual assignment (except for the part of problem
3 that requires you and your partner to submit your impeller drawing to the instructor via email).
1. Using the Internet and any other resources, learn about centrifugal pumps. Relate what you have learned about
the pumps, and provide your references (1 page with pictures is enough, 2 pages maximum).
2. Water pressure readings are recorded as a function of depth by a diver, resulting in the following readings:
Water Depth


(a) Determine the best fit line for pressure as a function of water depth manually using Excel.
A: slope=10174 Pa/m, y-intercept=-1531 Pa
(b) Compute the theoretical pressures as
1000 and
9.81 / .
(c) How well does the theory from part (b) agree with the best fit line at the measured depths from part (a)?
Determine the % difference at each depth using the following equation:


(d) Determine the coefficient of determination for the line in part (a) manually using Excel. A: 0.9937
(e) Plot the data (markers only) and the fit (lines only) on the same graph.
(f) Repeat parts (a) and (d) above using a trendline in Excel.

3. Groups of Two: Design and draw your own centrifugal pump impeller using SolidWorks. Save your file
as a part file (SLDPRT) and as a STL file (.stl) using the following naming convention:
a) first initial, underscore, last name .SLDPRT example: j_doe.SLDPRT
b) first initial, underscore, last name .STL example: j_doe.STL
To save the .STL file, you will need to go to File > Save As > Save as type: and choose STL (*.stl). Then
click on Options, and enter 0.001 in for the Deviation tolerance and 2.000deg for the Angle tolerance.
This will ensure that your STL file produces a smooth part when it prints. Print out a picture of your
impeller and turn it in with your homework.
Get together with your partner, and select one of your impellers to have printed of ABS plastic on a rapid
prototyping machine. Email your SLDPRT and STL files to your instructor for printing.
Note: Be sure to exit SolidWorks before sending your file. The instructors have had trouble in the past
reading SolidWorks files; we believe that sending a file that has not been properly closed may render it

Soldering Safety Quiz

Name: ____________________________

View the Soldering Safety presentation on the course web site and complete the safety quiz below. When
you are sure you understand all of the information in the presentation, sign the bottom of the quiz. Do not
include this quiz with your homework. Submit it in a separate stack at the next class period. Do not fold this

(T F) Soldering involves melting metal and high temperatures that may result in injury.
(T F) Soldering could start a fire.
(T F) You do not need to wear safety glasses when soldering.
(T F) I can be burned by touching the tip of a soldering iron even after it is unplugged.
(T F) The tip of the soldering iron is typically supported by a small stand (see slide 10). Touching
this stand can also cause burns.

I promise to adhere by the guidelines presented in the Soldering Safety presentation and act responsibly
when using equipment that could be hazardous to others and me.

Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ______________________________