Function: Crane (To help people lift heavy objects)

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Function: Crane (To help people lift heavy objects) by Mind Map: Function: Crane (To help people lift heavy objects)

1. Forces

1.1. How will torsion affect the structure?

1.2. How will compression affect the structure?

1.3. How will tension affect the structure?

1.4. How will shear affect the structure?

1.5. What is the maximum amount of weight this structure can carry before it fails?

1.6. Where are the strongest and weakest points of application?

1.7. Which structural components would be most effective on this structure?

1.8. How will the outcome of forces being applied to a symmetrical design be different compared to a structure that is of asymmetrical design?

1.9. Would faulty construction be very effective if the structure were to fail?

1.10. Could foundation failure even occur when building the crane?

1.11. Would a string be convenient as the lifting part of the pulley mechanism?

1.12. New node

2. Stability

2.1. Where is the center of gravity?

2.2. Does the structure have a low center of gravity?

2.3. Will the structure fall forward with the weight?

2.4. Should i include a counterweight?

2.5. How much should the counterweight weigh?

2.6. How wide will my base be?

2.7. New node

3. Form

3.1. What type of structure will it be?

3.2. Will it be a frame, solid, shell or combination structure?

3.3. Will this structure be symmetrical?

3.4. Will this structure be asymmetrical?

3.5. Where will my pulley be?

3.6. Where will my counterweight be?

3.7. How many Popsicle sticks will i use?

3.8. How much glue will i need?

3.9. Should I use tape as well as glue?

3.10. How much string will i use?

3.11. Will i have a platform to hold my weight?

3.12. New node

3.13. Will i use cardboard?

3.14. Will I use more cardboard than popsicle sticks?

3.15. Will my structure meet the height, width and depth requirements?

3.16. How wide will my base be?