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ENGINEERING 131 Purdue Commuter System of 2020 Abhinav Kris Bhasin Anthony Ruberti Connor Ptacin Darshit Mehta Purdue University Section: 002 Team: 24 December 2010
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Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Problem Scoping 2 Current Conditions 2 Components of existing system 2 Boundary Conditions of Existing System 2 Assumptions 2 Scope of Work 3 SpeciFc components of the project 3 Boundary conditions of project 3 Criteria and Constraints 3 Stakeholders 3 Needs of stakeholders 4 Client 4 Non users 5 Target Audience 5 Main purpose 5 Criteria and constraints 5 Criteria 5 Constraints 5 Concept Generation 6 Concept Generation and ClassiFcation: 6 Brainstorming 6 Solution Description 6 Concept Modeling: 7 Criteria Energy Consumption 7 Time EfFciency 7 Team 24 Section:002 Commuter System of 2020 i
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Wait Time 8 Emissions 8 Conclusion 8 Concept Reduction 8 5 Possible Solutions 9 Strength and Weakness Analysis 9 Pugh Matrix 9 Assumptions 10 3 Possible Solutions 11 Suction Tunnels 11 Moving walkways 11 Chairlifts and gondolas 11 Solution Selection 11 JustiFcation of Rankings 12 Final Solution 12 References 13 List of Improvements 15 Milestone 1 15 Milestone 2 15 Milestone 3 15 Milestone 4 15 Team 24 Section:002 Commuter System of 2020 ii
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Executive Summary The goal of this project is to create a commuter system for Purdue University in 2020 that is more energy efficient, time efficient, and sustainable than the current system. This existing system has heavy congestion, low time efficiency, and consumes a great deal of energy. A system that is organized, quick, and negligible energy is needed for the future of Purdue’s commuter system. In order to better the current system, the proposed solution would need to reduce energy consumption by 40%, have a 0% accident rate, be faster and more time efficient, be affordable to the user, weather-proof, feasible, practical, and futuristic. To meet this goal, we brainstormed 17 options that fall under 4 criteria (futuristic, energy efficient, personalized, new system improvement). These four criteria were chosen because they satisfy the needs of project. As a team, we then collaborated on the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 17 options, based on assumptions provided later in this report, and refined the proposed solutions to the best 5 (maglev monorail system, automated transport vehicles, moving walkways, suction tunnels, chair lift/gondola). We then organized a Pugh Matrix based on more specific criteria relating to the overall goal and reduced the 5 proposed solutions to the best 3 (moving walkways, suction tunnels, chair lift/gondola). Finally, we constructed a complex Weighted Decision Matrix to identify the best overall solution and concluded that a moving walkway system would most satisfy the project goal. The moving sidewalks will be placed at necessary locations in 300-foot long sections, have a 3-foot width, move at an average of 2.5 m/s, and have a 4-foot tall handrail that has openings at the start, end, and 150-
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course ENG 131 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University.

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