Group 6 - Toro CCR 2400 E GTS Snow-blower
Revision as of 23:38, 8 October 2011 by MAE 277 2011 Group6
Gate 1: Project Planning
The first stage of the project contains two main categories in which the process of dis-assembly which will be planned.
- Work Proposal
- Management Proposal
- This section outlines the energy conversions, starting with the translational mechanical motion applied by the user and ending with the rotational mechanical energy that is sent to the gear train and ultimately spins the auger. See Figure () for a graphical explanation to aid in understanding the subsequent paragraphs which further describe the conversions taking place.
- By drawing on the pull-start mechanism, translational mechanical energy is created. This cord is wrapped around the crankshaft axle such that when the chord is pulled, the crankshaft is rotated, converting the translational energy to rotational energy. As the crankshaft rotates, it pushes the piston upwards, towards the spark plug, converting the rotation back into translational energy. In the case of the electric start, the spark is supplied directly from electrical power.