Course: 22.425 - Design Machine Elements
Semester: Fall 2005
Instructor: Chris Niezrecki
Partner: Village Empowerment Peru Project
Three students tackled this project in order to design a safe structure to locate a water tank near the perimeter of the school in Raypa. Due to the lack of running water, a design for a water supply storage tank system was analyzed to allow running water to be accessible to a school located in Peru. Raypa is a remote Andean village in Peru in which running water is only accessible in the morning. A storage tank would allow running water to be available throughout the day. Two different options were considered to investigate which would be a more viable structure. The tower was analyzed for static loads and recommendations for maintenance and prevention were shared in a final report to ensure a long useful life. A tower was designed with the goals to use less metal than current towers in the region.