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Manually Verification for Requirement Validation

For project: Bolt Tester

Design Variable (Engineering Requirement):

1. Pull Force: Capable of applying a 30000 pull force to a standard hex head steel bolt

Category: Function

Importance: 9

Value: Min 30000lbs Ideal 32000lbs Max 35000lbs

This design variable had been satisfied

The bolt tester can apply a 31374lbs pull force to the bolt based on the analysis of FEA.

2. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price: Low-mid price range for testing instruments

Category: Cost/Price

Importance: 9

Value: Min 0 Ideal $750 Max $1000

This design variable had not been satisfied

The total cost for this project including material and manufacturing is $640.43, but the
cost for testing exceed the limit of $1000 which is over $4000.

3. Probability of Accident: Must be safe

Category: Safety

Importance: 6

Value: Min 0 Ideal 0.1% Max 1%

This design variable had been satisfied


From design calculation, testing and FEA, the bolt tester can achieve the requirement of
probability of accident which is always under 1%.

4. Dimension: Fit within the dimension of 30 x 12 x 12

Category: Size/Shape

Importance: 7

Value: Min 2.2ft^3 Ideal 2.5ft^3 Max 2.8ft^3

This design variable had been satisfied

From direct calculation, the dimension of the bolt tester is 25.75 x 11 x 8

5. People need to operate: Must allow single-person installation and use

Category: Ergonomics/Operation

Importance: 7

Value: Min 1 person Ideal 1 person Max 1 person

This design variable had been satisfied

The bolt test can be used by one person during testing.

6. Weight: Must be portable

Category: Ergonomics/Operation

Importance: 7

Value: Min 40lbs Ideal 60lbs Max 80lbs

This design variable had not been satisfied

The total weight of bolt tester was measured as 95 lbs.


7. Mean Operating Temperature: Use in temperate environment

Category: Environment

Importance: 5

Value: Min 40F Ideal 50F Max 60F

This design variable had been satisfied

From environmental exposure test about 3 months, the bolt test can perform well in
temperate environment without any problem relating to temperature.

8. Useful Life: Reasonable useful life

Category: Quality/Reliability

Importance: 6

Value: Min 2years Ideal 10years Max 20years

This design variable had been satisfied

The bolt tester had been confirmed that its useful life is surely over than 2 years from
calculation and end-user testing.