Group 9 - Poulan Leaf Blower
Group 9 - Leaf Blower
Group Members: Pete Eichensehr, Nick Barnhard, Jason Santangelo, Chris Mayer, Travis Zappia
The purpose of this project is to enhance the understanding that we, as students, have for for the engineering decisions that go into the design manufacturing, and production of the leaf blower. As a group, we hope to learn exactly how the leaf blower works, and what factors contributed to its development.
To accomplish this, we used a hands on method consisting of the following steps:
1.) Physical deconstruction of the leaf blower into its most basic components.
2.) Create a profile for the product, documenting each component and how the individual subsystems interact with each other.
3.) Analyse each component and relate the component's development to the four factors.
4.) Design revisions were suggested on both the component and system level based on influences from society, the economy, the environment, and the geographic location where the blower is to be used.
6.) The leaf blower was then reassembled to its original condition.