Assignment 3 LO3

Assignment 3 LO3
Work in designated groups of 3 – 4.
Either: use the ruled pages provided below to write your answers. Write legibly… use pencil-eraser to keep it clean. OR, download and save the word document, enter your directly into the space provided.
Q1. Functional decomposition – dishwasher
Create a function structure of a dishwasher.
Q1. Answer
Start with a black box description of a dishwasher.
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Black Box Representation of Dishwasher

Once the inputs and outputs have been determined, it is useful to recognize the different functions that the device must fulfill in the course of washing the dishes. Make a list of such functions and represent them by blocks within the black box
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Function Structure for Dishwasher
Q2. Physical decomposition
Dissect a small appliance (of your choice, preferably something you are familiar with and use at home; use YouTube for resources) and create a physical decomposition diagram. Write a narrative accompanying the diagram to explain how the product works.
Q2. Answer
Use YouTube to find an appliance video that shows operation and hopefully the various parts. Take a snapshot and label the parts.

YouTube film link (if available) or alternate hyperlink

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Parts of dissected
Explanation of Operation: write answer here

Physical Decomposition Diagram
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Physical Decomposition diagram
Q3. Functional decomposition
Using the function basis terms provided in the notes, create a valid function structure for the device chosen in Q2.
Q3. Answer
Start with a black box representation showing all inputs and outputs.

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Black Box Representation

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Function structure

Argue possible combinations to generate different design concepts or do a Morphological chart.
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