Posted by Jordan Kennedy on December 12, 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.
#Concept: Week 0
Pump (purchase part)
Inlet Pipe (3/4” diameter)
Outlet Pipe (3/4” diamter)
Inlet Valve (Custom Design)
Outlet Valve (Custom Design)
##Project Management Plan
Confirm flume design and order materials and components.
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
Building Inner Containment
Inlet Valve: I have been practicing different inlet values for my final project. Following is my most current design.