Unformatted text preview: Design a system that can collect and store up to 500 gallons of water from rain, can be installed by a skilled laborer in one day on the roof of a residence, will last for a minimum of 10 years before needing replacement, and costs less than $1000. The system should include the ability to purify the water so it is potable and connect to the existing water system of the residence. 3. Simply basing a design cost on the cost per pound of the material does not account for the numerous other factors that go into determining cost: The actual cost of the materials being used, based on the total amount of material needed. The cost of tooling and equipment needed to fabricate the product. Overhead cost, which includes labor, space (e.g. rent), energy consumption, and research and development costs....
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- Fall '10
- Materials Science, Problem Statement