Group 3 - Homelite Fluid Pump (Gasoline Powered)
MAE 277 Course Project Overview:
This group project strives to give students a broader perspective on engineering decisions, providing context for the skills taught in the class. Additionally, it exposes students to basic project and group management tasks. The project affords students an opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of their skills in critical thinking, information synthesis, engineering analysis, technical communication, and other categories.
The subject of Group 3's product dissection is a Homelite brand fluid pump (Pictured below in two opposing views).
A link to an electronic copy of Group 3's Product Proposal document.
Gate 1: Project Planning
Work Proposal: How we plan to reverse engineer our product.
Management Proposal: How we plan to manage the Group to meet project requirements.
Initial Assessment: A thorough analysis of our product - without performing dissection
Gate 2: Product Dissection
Product Dissection: Includes disassembly of the product. This is the first physical dissection experience.
Gate 3: Product Dissection
Coordination Review: Documentation of past and present challenges and resolutions
Product Evaluation: Analysis of the disassembled product
Gate 4: Product Explanation
Critical Project Review: Documentation of past and present challenges and resolutions
Product Explanation: Explanation of the product's mechanisms & reassembly including design revision proposals