CO2 Separation Intermediate Design Report
An Intermediate Design Report that meets (or potentially exceeds) expectations will include the elements described in the sections below.
Each team should write a brief design narrative introduction to their ID Report. This narrative should clearly present and describe the proposed solution and the methods/logic used to justify design. If written well, the narrative should help the technical rep and faculty navigate the document successfully by explaining why the included calculations, drawings, schedule, and budget are important and/or relevant.
PATH FORWARD, RISK MITIGATION, DETAILED DESIGN CRITIQUE
Each team should write a brief path forward narrative as part of their ID Report. Be sure to address:
plans for future analysis and/or testing necessary to complete the design
Test plans should be included as an appendix. A summary should be provided in the text body which include a short description of the test, as well as data collected and to be collected.
what project risks (technical, societal, financial, safety, etc) have been identified by the team and how those risks will be mitigated.
include a fullscale diagram of the project ( if it was implemented in a plant and what kind on plant would get benift of the porject )
To address the second bullet above, you must select a project appropriate tool to critique the project and/or technical and/or safety (etc.) risks of your project. A list of common tools is provided below, along with suggestions for the types of projects that might best fit each tool.
Project Risk Assessment Matrix
Environmental Hazard Analysis (ie Risk Course)
Critical Path Analysis [Project planning], etc
Your team will need to complete some independent research to learn more about your selected tool and how to properly apply it.
Briefly summarize the analysis tool you applied. Then answer the key questions:
Why was this a good tool to use for your particular project,
What limitations does the tool have, and,
How did the team go about applying the tool to address those limitations (or are you just accepting them)?
Present the relevant results of the analysis clearly and concisely. Embed and refer to your detailed results in the report.
Conclude this section with a clear statement of the outcomes of the analysis. What changes will you be making to your design or design process to produce a better end product? Are there any major issues that arose from this analysis that make you question your approach?
ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS AND ANALYSIS
Teams should include detailed documentation of the analysis that has been completed to design, and optimize, the proposed solution.
The calculations must be well-organized and easy for others to follow. Hand calculations are acceptable if neat and legible. MATLAB, Excel, and other computer generated calculations are encouraged. Output from engineering analysis programs must be easily understood by the reviewer and provided in enough detail that they could be reproduced by another person. This may require significant annotation and/or summarization of the raw output.
To assist the reader in understanding the calculations you chose to include, it is recommended that for each major calculation or analysis you include:
An explanation/justification for why this calculation is important and/or relevant,
An explanation of the calculation result – It is more than spitting out a number, and,
An explanation of how the calculation result was used in the design
No set of calculations, figures, graphics, tables, analyses or other displays of data processing should exist in a vacuum; they should always be addressed at least once descriptively in the report. These statements should be brief and to-the-point, in other words, concise.
The act of creating an initial drawing set describing your proposed solution serves many purposes. Creation of the initial drawing, process diagrams or flow chart set can help a team to identify areas that need additional work and clarify ownership of critical tasks. In addition, drawing sets communicate important information to the client that might otherwise be missed. For these reasons, and many more, all teams should include a preliminary drawing set as part of their submission. Note- a preliminary drawing followed by photos of the test apparatus is also recommended.