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Answer these foundational questions:a. Who is the client?b. What is the client’s problem that needs a solution?c. Why is the problem important to solve?d. Who are the end users?e. Who are other stakeholders?f. What will make your solution effective (criteria)?g. What are the constraints to this problem?a. The client is Amelia Wright.b. The client is having problem in deciding the winner for each of the two awards for the Twin Cities Balsa Airplane Rodeo.c. The problem is important to be solved as different judges use different information or different formulas to calculate score which is unfair to the students. And in recent competitions there has only been a small difference between the best Balsa Wood Airplane.d. The end users of the model are the Judges.e. The stakeholders are the contestants taking part in the competition and the audience.f. To develop an appropriate model with objectives to determine the winner.g. All the judges should follow specific set of objectives and be fair while they calculate the score.A good problem statement:Explains the problem based on synthesis of client, end user, and other stakeholder needs.Explains key specifications (in terms of criteria and constraints) that address what the client wants and what the user needsAmelia Wright (the client) needs a model to fairly judge the winner of the two awards for the Balsa Wood Airplane Rodeo contest without considering many subjective factors in the process of making decision.Section 3: Problem Scoping Round #2Ask questions to gather the information you will need to solve the problem. Think about these points:What has already been done to solve the problem? What products fill a similar need?How will we test our procedure?How should we measure success?What kind of background knowledge is needed to solve the problem?What science/math knowledge will be needed?My QuestionsAnswersa. What external conditions should be considered for the competition?b. Are the throwers using different throwing methods? Are the results effectively the same?c. Will the test trial be as similar as possible to the actual contest?d. Do the judges have any experience with working of planes or aerodynamics?a. It is held indoors so external conditions won’t be a factor.b. The results are supposed to be as similar as possible through the three throws.c. Yes, the test trial should be similar to the actual contest.d. The judges are chosen from the panel of TCAA.Section 4: Problem Scoping Round #3Operationalizing definitions:h. What does accuracy mean in this context?Define accuracy in wordsWhat are some mathematical ideas that might help turn your definition of accuracy into a model?Accuracy can be defined as the closeness of an airplane throw from a specific target.A model can be created which would calculate the mean closeness (distance from target) of cumulative throws to obtain the highest accuracy.i. What does floater mean in this context?Define floater in wordsWhat are some mathematical ideas that might help turn your definition of floater into a model?The air time of an airplane.A model can be designed which calculates the time difference when the airplane is thrown and when it comes to rest. The higher the airtime of the airplane, the better floater it is.j. For this contest, what does it mean to be fair?Define fairness in wordsWhat are some mathematical ideas that might help turn your definition of fairness into a model?In this contest, being fair means similar method of evaluation of parameters by different judges during the decision-making process.By creating a model which would define a specific grading scale for each of the data collected by different judges. The final score then should be determined from the cumulative of the different judges.Section 5: Individual IdeationPros and Cons refer to the criteria in your problem statement and definitions.ENGR 131 Fall 2019Assignment A10: Airplane Rodeo – Engineering JournalIndividual SolutionPurpose of this assignment:This assignment introduces the engineering design process andmathematical modeling. Engineers face multiple open-ended problemsthat are not well defined and require extensive information gathering.Engineers keep engineering notebooks which are often used as part ofthe patenting process. Your engineering notebook will serve as a well-organized, individual record of ideas and information that you collect onthe Airplane Rodeo Modelling project. Relevant Course Resources:Assignmentresources- You have been provided with a technical memo describing theneeds of the client.Lecture Slides - Introduction to modellingSubmission:- Save this answer sheet with the name A10_yourlogin.docx where yourlogin is yourPurdue career account login. - Complete this assignment on your own.- This assignment is worth 10 points.- Submit this assignment in Blackboard to A10. Modeling – Airplane Rodeo – Drop Box.Page 1 of 6ENGR 131 Fall 2019Goal: - Read and understand the client’s memo.- Write a problem statement based on the client’s memo.- Ask questions for the purpose of information gathering.- Perform ideation and assess each idea using pros and cons.Section 1: Problem Scoping Round #1Answer these foundational questions:a. Who is the client?b. What is the client’s problem that needs a solution?c. Why is the problem important to solve?d. Who are the end users?e. Who are other stakeholders?f. What will make your solution effective (criteria)?g. What are the constraints to this problem?a. The client is Amelia Wright.b. The client is having problem in deciding the winner for each of the two awards for the Twin Cities Balsa Airplane Rodeo.c. The problem is important to be solved as different judges use different information or different formulas to calculate score which is unfair to the students. And in recent competitions there has only been a small difference between the best Balsa Wood Airplane.d. The end users of the model are the Judges.e. The stakeholders are the contestants taking part in the competition and the audience.f. To develop an appropriate model with objectives to determine the winner.g. All the judges should follow specific set of objectives and be fair while they calculate the score.Section 2: Individual Problem StatementA good problem statement:- Explains the problem based on synthesis of client, end user, and other stakeholder needs.- Explains key specifications (in terms of criteria and constraints) that address what the client


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