Defining Your Purpose

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Activity

  1. What problem are you investigating? How have others addressed this problem?
  2. Does investigating this problem address a research “gap”?
  3. What research question do you answer?
  4. What purpose is served by investigating your topic?
  5. Why do you care about this topic? Why is it important to you?
  6. Who is your audience? Why do they care about your topic?
  7. Share-out: Snap a picture of your response to the above questions and post to the comments thread.

5 thoughts on “Defining Your Purpose

  1. Edward Conley

    1.What problem are you investigating? How have others addressed this problem?
    Vibration Analysis
    2.Does investigating this problem address a research “gap”?
    Yes vibration analysis is required.
    3.What research question do you answer?
    How to determine the natural frequency of a payload?
    4.What purpose is served by investigating your topic?
    To determine the critical frequency range that will cause component failure due to resonance.
    5.Why do you care about this topic? Why is it important to you?
    It is a natural occurring thing. Understanding vibrations and how to determine them will make me a better engineer upon graduation.
    6.Who is your audience? Why do they care about your topic?
    The audience is the professor that will be evaluating the work that is submitted and peers.

  2. Chris Caracciolo

    !) What problem are you investigating? How have others addressed this problem?
    Does a blade-less tesla turbine have the efficiency required to replace a standard turbine. There have been few who have tired to build a tesla turbine and show that it has those capabilities.
    2) Does investigating this problem address a research “gap”?
    Yes the Tesla invented this device over 100 years ago and not many people have tried to duplicate his invention and fewer have succeeded.
    3) What research question do you answer?
    Is a tesla turbine a good replacement for standard turbines.
    4) What purpose is served by investigating your topic?
    To discover if anyone has any solid data on how a tesla turbine works or if they have reached a optimal efficiency.
    5) Why do you care about this topic? Why is it important to you?
    I have always been interested in power and energy. This device could lead to a huge advancement in power creation. Also this could be used in any kind of power plant if it works and I’ve always been interested in alternative energy sources like solar energy which this turbine could be used in..
    6) Who is your audience? Why do they care about your topic?
    Our audience is any company who could benefit from a lower energy cost turbine that has a higher efficiency then other turbines. It could also cut emissions since less energy is needed.

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