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Global Team for Irrigation in Africa. Purdue University National University of Rwanda. ME 463 Students : Tim Bond, T. Reid Gray, Jeremy Koehler, Erin Potrzebowski, Tyler Williams. GTIA Mission Statement. Global Team Technologies. Global Irrigation Simulator. General Inputs. Objectives:

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Global team for irrigation in africa

  • Global Team for Irrigation in Africa

  • Purdue University

  • National University of Rwanda

  • ME 463 Students: Tim Bond, T. Reid Gray, Jeremy Koehler, Erin Potrzebowski, Tyler Williams

GTIA Mission Statement

Global Team Technologies

Global Irrigation Simulator

General Inputs

  • Objectives:

    • Provide a method of summarizing research and analysis for future projects

  • Determine the feasibility of irrigation on any hillside field

  • Determine profit, operating cost, and capital cost

    • Allow relaxation of constraints

    • Different crops/water requirements, different field dimensions, different labor situations, etc…

    • Highlight direct areas for improvement

  • Using technologies to overcome communication obstacles:

  • GlobalHUB: online global teaming & collaboration website

  • Livescribe Pulse™ Smartpen: digitized design notebooks

  • Weekly chat-room meetings using GMail™’s built-in chat features

Our mission is to “develop an agricultural irrigation system to aid in reducing poverty in the Gashora Sector of Rwanda using environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable design practices.”

Calculating

Cost/Revenue of farm

Field Dimensions

Assessment Trip

January 5 – 14, 2009

Performance Curves

Where: Kigali, Rwanda; Butare, Rwanda; Gashora Sector, Bugesera Region, Rwanda

Crop Data

Calculating Operating Cost of Systems

Summary of Results

Research

Labor Data

  • Extraction

    • Petrol Pumps

    • Solar Pumps

    • Hand Pumps

    • Treadle Pumps

  • Movement

    • Pipes

    • Hoses

    • Junctions

  • Storage

    • Tanks

    • Pits

    • Trenches

  • Distribution

    • Buckets

    • Furrows

    • Sprinklers

    • Drip

Calculating Capital Cost of Systems

Pump

Data

  • Conclusions and Results:

    • User friendly interface with easy to change inputs

    • Recommended system is tabulated in a bill of materials

    • Output graphs provide clear and concise summaries of the results

  • Tasks Accomplished:

  • Met NUR teammates

  • Established team expectations

  • Met with Bugesera farmers

  • Defined initial customer requirements

  • Visited Rwandan suppliers

  • Met with government officials

  • Created preliminary budget, task list, and timeline

Part

Cost


Global team for irrigation in africa

  • Global Team for Irrigation in Africa

  • Purdue University

  • National University of Rwanda

  • ME 463 Students: Tim Bond, T. Reid Gray, Jeremy Koehler, Erin Potrzebowski, Tyler Williams

GTIA Mission Statement

Global Team Technologies

Global Irrigation Simulator

General Inputs

  • Objectives:

    • Provide a method of summarizing research and analysis for future projects

  • Determine the feasibility of irrigation on any hillside field

  • Determine profit, operating cost, and capital cost

    • Allow relaxation of constraints

    • Different crops/water requirements, different field dimensions, different labor situations, etc…

    • Highlight direct areas for improvement

  • Using technologies to overcome communication obstacles:

  • GlobalHUB: online global teaming & collaboration website

  • Livescribe Pulse™ Smartpen: digitized design notebooks

  • Weekly chat-room meetings using GMail™’s built-in chat features

Our mission is to “develop an agricultural irrigation system to aid in reducing poverty in the Gashora Sector of Rwanda using environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable design practices.”

Calculating

Cost/Revenue of farm

Field Dimensions

Assessment Trip

January 5 – 14, 2009

Performance Curves

Where: Kigali, Rwanda; Butare, Rwanda; Gashora Sector, Bugesera Region, Rwanda

Crop Data

Calculating Operating Cost of Systems

Summary of Results

Research

Labor Data

  • Extraction

    • Petrol Pumps

    • Solar Pumps

    • Hand Pumps

    • Treadle Pumps

  • Movement

    • Pipes

    • Hoses

    • Junctions

  • Storage

    • Tanks

    • Pits

    • Trenches

  • Distribution

    • Buckets

    • Furrows

    • Sprinklers

    • Drip

Calculating Capital Cost of Systems

Pump

Data

  • Conclusions and Results:

    • User friendly interface with easy to change inputs

    • Recommended system is tabulated in a bill of materials

    • Output graphs provide clear and concise summaries of the results

  • Tasks Accomplished:

  • Met NUR teammates

  • Established team expectations

  • Met with Bugesera farmers

  • Defined initial customer requirements

  • Visited Rwandan suppliers

  • Met with government officials

  • Created preliminary budget, task list, and timeline

Part

Cost


Global team for irrigation in africa

General Inputs

Calculating

Cost/Revenue of farm

Field Dimensions

Performance Curves

Calculating Operating Cost of Systems

Crop Data

Summary of Results

Labor Data

Calculating Capital Cost of Systems

Pump

Data

Part

Cost


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