Final Project - Gold Fish Race Track (ie. Fluid Flume)


Posted by Jordan Kennedy on November 21, 2017

My final project will be a fluid flume.

A fluid flume is a human made channel with the intent of transferring water. They generally move water from point A to point B. They can be made from metal, wood, or stone.

My fluid flume is meant to be used in an experimental lab setting. It will cycle water by means of a pump. It will need to be optically clear, mechanically strong, and water tight. My top material candiates are arcryllic, glass, and polycarbonate.

Previous Build of my own Design: Problem - Curvature induces turbulance.

Race track

Tank

#Concept: Week 0 Fluid Flume Rendering

Drafted in Solidworks and AutoDesk Fushion 360.

Unique Component List

  1. Walls

    • Acryllic

    • Glass

    • Polycarbonate

  2. Pump (purchase part)

    • Specifications: In line, 350 GPM
  3. Piping (purchase)

    • Inlet Pipe (3/4” diameter)

    • Outlet Pipe (3/4” diamter)

  4. Inlet Valve (Custom Design)

    • 3D print
  5. Outlet Valve (Custom Design)

    • 3D print
  6. Pipe Clamps
  7. Lifted Base

    • Wood
  8. Flow Meter Sensor
  9. Voltage Control
  10. Messing over outlet

##Project Management Plan

Confirm flume design and order materials and components. New Design

Side View

Ordered parts

Clear Polycarbonate Sheet, 48” x 96” x 1/4” ($251.43) (2X) https://www.mcmaster.com/#8574k75/=19r2hk1

Straws ($5.26) (2X)https://www.mcmaster.com/#5506t41/=19r2iy1

Chalk Gun ($14.82) (1X)https://www.mcmaster.com/#7622t23/=19u6q0g

Silicone Sealant ($16.35) (3X)https://www.mcmaster.com/#74955a54/=19r2mjf

Variable- Voltage Transformer ($396.80) (1X)https://www.mcmaster.com/#6994k11/=19u6t2g

Lumber ($3.19) (2X) http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-4-in-x-96-in-Premium-Kiln-Dried-Whitewood-Stud-161640/202091220

Pump ($147.84) (1X) https://www.mcmaster.com/#9907t401/=19tb8h6

Mop ($14.10) (1X) https://www.mcmaster.com/#1344n33/=19u722x

Parts Arrived

Zune Cut

OuterTank

Building Inner Containment

*Week 9

Inlet Valve: I have been practicing different inlet values for my final project. Following is my most current design.

INletDraft