Topic 4 Haimes sources of failure on "Optimization of solar powered…
Haimes sources of failure on "Optimization of solar powered water pump Project ".
Constraints while designing the solar pump
Multiple designs were taken into consideration while designing the circuit.
The main hurdles were given by the requirements of the solar pump and these are difficult to restrict given the complexity of these pumps.
Unclear motor hardware specfication
Inadequate time spent on specifying the details of the hardware during the early project phase.
More motors were required to meet the project requirement
Increase on the overall project cost
Rapid technological changes
Each solar cell is only designed once
Obtaining the latest design of the solar cells.
Increase in cost impact.
The tests could not be taken under real condition
Difficult to comprehend what the current status of the project was.
A lot of effort on troubleshooting.
Inaccurate data collected
Software (Arduino) malfunction
Microchip burnt within the circuit
Tardiness in correcting defects
Cause of repetitive procedures.
Reduce project efficiency.
Missing valuable data due to inadequate field research
Risk of inaccurate project outcome.
Unresolved disagreements between students and lectures
Led to miscommunication
Project task misguided
Delay in the delivery of the project
Ignoring minor errors to meet project deadline.
Optimum result not achieved.
Failing to comprehend error consequences in the long run.
Ignoring long-term effects of decisions
Only short term scenarios were taken into consideration while compiling the project.
Lack of flexibility
Due to lack of resources
Arduino Software Failure
Did not use solder masking properly
Within 40 secs, IC started to burn after plugging into the motherboard.
Used proper solder masking.
Ensured enough space or isolation between traces
Burnt program into IC using arduino
While uploading the chip
Used DIP version of the chip
Modified the board file
Lack of quality testing
Inadequate tests taken due to bad weather conditions
Insufficient data collected
Quality of data was affected.
Time lost due to debugging
Loss of valuable files
Hardware (Motor) failure
Time lost due to replacement of motors
Increase in project cost
Lack of periodic assessment
Failure in smartly establishing milestones
Carried out the calculation and coding with limited data.
Manipulation of data
Slips of action
Confusion between two similar task
Manipulation of data.
Main task completed but finer details to the project missed.
Misrepresentation of the original data.
Checklists were made in order to ensure all the tasks were completed.
Compiled the data too soon.
Derailed from original task
Delay in project due to intensive research on the task.
Forgot to use solder masking on the arduino.
Software device damaged.
Knowledge based mistakes
Made poor judgement when compiling
Inadequate room to complete the manoeuvre the data
Restricted work space