This work aims to develop a number of key capabilities required in the mechanical product innovation process. Specifically these include: creativity, management, experimental methods, analysis and synthesis, and the application of information technology tools. The aim will be met by tackling a product innovation project based on satisfying a requirement associated with a mechanical application.
A marketing opportunity has been identified to develop a go-kart drivetrain to facilitate higher power output
You should produce a concept solution for an upgraded drivetrain to deliver additional power to a go-kart wheels. It should be assumed the power is increased by 50%, but may be determined more precisely form the characteristics of a chosen engine
Your submission, , should include –
A report of 1000 words
An individual logbook. This will be reviewed periodically and inform your individual mark
The report should comprise of a referenced, clearly written, sequential output which should address all elements expected for assessment (see sections 7 & 8). In particular, concept sketches should be of good quality and should be accompanied by text labels, description of how the concept functions and a consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each concept. At least three discrete concepts should be considered in this report. The report should also contain a discussion, which should consider and discuss all elements of the groups work leading to the final concept selection. Expected word count for this report is 1000-1500 words.