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Big Bertha Bucket Engineering Fundamentals Final Project
Project; Big Bertha Project Description Design and build a Rube-Goldberg device that will perform a simple task of your choosing. The device should perform this task in three or more distinct steps. Each step should demonstrate an energy conversion process which can be analyzed.
Group Members Will Bunge Torry Milam Malcolm Rawls
Big Bertha Bucket
Overview of Project Big Bertha Bucket Purpose of Device To easily load a bucket of sand/gravel at a rate which has been previously calculated for the ease loading a measured amount.
Drafting of Big Bertha
Summary of Energy Conversions Energy Conversion #1 Weight of Hot wheels Porsche = N = W Angle of Decline = 21 degrees = X F of car = W/(sin X) F =.931 N
Energy Conversion #2 Force of Porsche =.931 N Tension of String =.931 N
Energy Conversion #3 Mouse trap F=kx F= 5 N x= 9 cm k=.555N/cm
Energy Conversion #4 F of Mousetrap = 5 N Force to open shutter = 5 N
Flow Rate of Sand V=h(pi)r^6 h= 34 cm r= 3.81 cm V= 1550 cm^3 t= 5 seconds Therefore rate = 310 cm^3/ second
Conclusion Now that we know the rate of flow of sand, we may place the bucket under the valve for a specific amount of time and know the approximate volume of sand/gravel in the bucket.