Yearly Archives: 2013

Anderson Avenue Equipment Housing

All of our electrical equipment needs to be housing in either our waterproof Job box or NEMA box. We need to consider weather resistance, system size, cost, and security into the choices for placement. Sampler (x2): 27” x 20” (height x diameter) Data Logger: 4.0” x 2.1” x 2.7” (length x depth x height) Battery: 7.1” x 3.0” x 6.1” (length x depth x height) Battery Charger: 2.7” x

Anderson Avenue Preliminary System Design

Our system’s preliminary design takes our conceptual design and improves on quite a few components of it.   It has moved into a single chamber design with a weir between the inflow and outflow pipes. This design has 3 Plexiglas lids (for ease of access inside the vault for maintenance),  high strength concrete, a waterproof “Job box” (shown in green), a small NEMA type-4 enclosure, a ladder for access, and

Anderson Avenue Filtration

Since the Anderson Avenue group will not be designing the filtration of the system, we decided it would be a good step forward to look into various methods of filtration for the client to look at later. Cartridge filtration was considered, which uses hydraulic head to filter stormwater through a sand-based cartridge system. This proposed system would use more than ten cartridges. From an estimate from Contech, this cartridge

Anderson Avenue Conceptual Design

This is the conceptual design created by the Anderson Avenue Design team during the planning phase of this project. It is a three chambered design with a projected 85% TSS (Total Suspended Solids) removal per rain event. It has a separate electronics enclosure within the vault itself. In case of a peak flow event, there is a bypass configuration routed under the electronics enclosure.   This system showcases a cartridge filtration

Anderson Avenue Project Introduction

Our group is designing a test bed to be installed by the City of Chattanooga as part of the stormwater and streetscape improvements to the Anderson Avenue area. The test bed will be installed in a permanent “vault” in the area designated by the City of Chattanooga. This test bed will evaluate aspects of stormwater flow and water quality using robust sensors. Data will be collected and sent through the City’s

ENGR 3850-4850 Model Wind Farm

The College of Engineering and Computer Science along with the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has proposed a project. This project would target improving children’s understanding of how to optimize wind power generation by interacting with a model wind farm. The first milestone for the team was to complete the Preliminary Design this semester. The preliminary design was proposed to the technical advisor, the client,

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PROTOTYPING AND TESTING Several testing plans were established to provide direction, and determine the parameters required for final system design. —Water Flow Rate Determination —Laminar vs. Turbulent Comparison —Water Cooling Testing —Panel Orientation Comparison WATER FLOW RATE DETERMINATION   Objective Determine the required flow rate needed to obtain the maximum difference between the module cell temperature and the water source to provide maximum cooling of the panels.   LAMINAR

Cool Solar

There have been two small scale prototypes that have been designed for testing. The Conceptual Design was created first and includes the frame fabricated from steel, the water distribution system, the water retrieval system, and a pumping station.   Next, a preliminary design was created where the frame was made out of wood. This design was implemented in the creation and fabrication of the small scale prototyping and testing

Mini Baja 2013 Construction

The Baja team has been working on the construction of the car. Here you can see the frame, transmission, engine, and seat of the vehicle. Once a rolling chassis is accomplished we will post new pictures.