Process



Process:
aa.sachs.nasa.team.portrait.jpg
aa.sachs.nasa.team.portrait.jpg


Team roles:
  • Aerospace Engineer: Designs the parachute.
  • Materials Engineer: Researches and finalizes the structure's materials list.
  • Structural Engineer: Designs the egg’s container.

Defining The Roles:


1. Aerospace Engineer
An aerospace engineer working with parachutes needs to use words such as:
  • spill hole
  • chute size
  • line length
Found on this parachute site

For your research, the Aerospace Engineer needs to follow these steps:
  1. Find three resources on parachute design. List their titles and/or URLs on your individual research log.
  2. Research how spill hole, chute size and line length affect parachutes.
  3. Sketch 2-3 prototypes utilizing different line lengths, chute sizes, or spill holes. Develop a hypothesis about which prototype will work best.
  4. Be ready to share this information with your team and your instructor.

2. Materials Engineer

A materials engineer needs to use words such as:
  • compression
  • molded packaging
  • inflated packaging

For your research, the materials engineer needs to follow these steps:
  1. Find three resources on packaging materials. List their titles and/or URLs on your individual research log.
  2. Research how various types of packaging materials protect the contents of a package.
  3. Examine the list of approved materials and decide the quantity of each that would best match the prototypes of your other 2 team members.
  4. Be ready to share this information with your team and your instructor.

Material Ordering List.docx
Material Ordering List.docx
Material Ordering List.docx



3. Structural Engineer

A structural engineer needs to use words such as:
  • planar truss
  • lattice
  • crumple zones

For your research, the structural engineer needs to follow these steps:
  1. Research and find three resources on structures used in landing gear or other structures used for high-impact. List their titles and/or URLs on your individual research log.
  2. Research how trusses, lattices, tetrahedrons, etc affect the strength of a structure.
  3. Sketch 2-3 prototypes utilizing different structural designs. develop a hypothesis about which prototype will work best.
  4. Be ready to share this information with your team and your instructor