Design model exercise1. Identify a question about your IDP project that can be solved with a design model.

1. Develop a simple model of the system, component, or behavior that you wish to study using Excel,
Python, Solidworks, or any other software package that you are comfortable with and feel is
relevant.
2. Develop a small experiment that attempts to answer the question you are focusing on using your
model. This experiment should systematically vary input parameters to your model in order to
determine an appropriate configuration, part dimension(s), or component selection(s) that will help
your design to perform as required or achieve a stated objective.
3. Run your experiment and draw a conclusion about the question you are focused on.
Refer to the design model exercise(pdf file attached) for more information and follow the rubrics there. A
sample design model exercise file is attached but take note it is a different design model but you should follow
that format. I encourage you to use excel for plotting the graph. The design model is a track ramp to lift a tent
box(maximum weight= 200lbs) up to the car roof with the sketch attached(docx file). I suggest plotting a
force(y-axis) and angle of the ramp relative to the ground(x-axis)(F=ma)graph because there is a maximum
force the person can exert and it is less than 20lb. Determine the angle to meet that requirement by plotting
with different angles(0-90 degrees). The force is the output and the angle is the input. So, the question of the
design model could be” i want to know the angle of the ramp relative to the ground to meet a force of less than
20lb(the constraint)” an example. feel free to change the sentence. The force and acceleration should be
constant. Weight and kinetic friction are constant.

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