Group 3 - Kawasaki Compressor - Gate 5

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Over the course the Fall 2010 semester, our group has successfully taken an unfamiliar product, assessed it, dissected it, reassessed it, reassembled it, and create a design revision plan that feel would help the product not only sell better, but function better as a system. We have also revised our previous gates for clarity, organization, and validity. Along with this, group members will be presenting a powerpoint presentation to the class overviewing original design factors and final proposed design revisions. This gate marks the end of the MAE 277 course-long project.

Project Management

Finalization of Deliverables

Part of finalizing the report and concluding this project is revolved around fixing any errors, bad grammar or uncleanliness of the previous 4 gates. Certain gates needed more attention than others, but all were focused on and reviewed for revision. Some new ideas and layout techniques were added as well as suggestions for improvement given by the teachers and graders.

\'\'\'Gate 1 Revisions\'\'\'

  • Added Detail to Project Management.
  • Project Dissection Proposal clarity with more detail.
  • Updated Material Profile.
  • Fixed grammatical errors.
  • Clarified Group Analysis.
  • Added images to Table 3: Compressor Comparisons.
  • Added Figure Labels
  • Reviewed for organization and clarity.

\'\'\'Gate 2 Revisions\'\'\'

  • Updated Project Management with what and how challenges were avoided.
  • Updated and clarified Disassembly Process Instructions.
  • Identified key challenges.
  • Updated Images for Disassembly Process for better visual clarity of procedure.
  • Added pictures to discussion Sections
  • Added missing labels.
  • Added Discussion to Table 2 (Scale of Difficulty)
  • Discussed whether product components were intended to be disassembled.
  • Included physical connections (bolted, welded, etc) into subsystem analysis.
  • Identified and compared alternative power source.
  • Clarified materials which lowered cost.
  • Included performance influence on connection types.
  • Revised Section Headers for clarity.
  • Reviewed for organization and clarity.

\'\'\'Gate 3 Revisions\'\'\'

  • Updated member contact plan feasibility status for that point in time.
  • Improved Engineering Analysis Solution Check and Discussion.
  • Added information to Design Revision: Handle.
  • Added implementation factors to Heat Exchanger Revision.
  • Added information and detail to Piston-Cylinder Assembly Revision.
  • Added images to all Design Revisions
  • Put labels on figures which were missing them.
  • Included a Component Function section in the Component Summary table overviewing the function(s) of each individual component.
  • Searched and fixed any areas of questionable grammar.
  • Revised and updated Tank Analysis, specifically component form.
  • Revised and updated Handle Analysis, specifically manufacturing methods.
  • Revised and updated Piston Analysis, specifically component form.
  • Revised and updated Electric Motor Analysis, specifically component form.
  • Revised component complexity and integrity scale, and applied new scale to all analyzed components.
  • Reviewed for organization and clarity.

\'\'\'Gate 4 Revisions\'\'\'

  • Cause for Corrective Action section improved with more information about the inner workings of the group at that point in time.
  • Difficulty Scale revised and improved.
  • Distributed new scale amongst the Steps of Reassembly.
  • Adjusted double-stack design revision.
  • Missing figure labels added to Assembly Process.
  • Missing figure labels added to Design Process.
  • Reviewed for organization and clarity.

Final Assessment

A final assessment (group member evaluation) will be done in class. Each member of the group will evaluate every other member based on their participation, enthusiasm, effort, and dedication towards the project. The professor will take the evaluations into account when distributing the final project grade amongst the groups members.

Project Archaeology

Technical Report

In addition to revising all previous gates, Group 3 will be providing an executive summary on their main page (accessible from the navigation section at the top of each gate). The summary will consist of a technical report documenting all key processes used to analyze the product and the information gained throughout the project.

Oral Presentation

As the final portion of the Course Project, Group 3 will be giving a 5-minute oral presentation about the Kawasaki Compressor. A powerpoint will be used to display information to the class. Topics such as the original design factors and our groups final design revisions will be key parts of the presentation. All three design revisions, the double-stack design, piston bore, and the frame addition will all be evaluated. In addition, a small slot of time will also be designated for the class to ask the group any questions they have about our product or design revisions.