Activity 5.6 Physical Property Analysis
In this activity you will calculate the volume of a part and the surface area; you will look up the density of the material and then calculate the mass. Next, you will check your work using a 3D solid modeling software program. After you have learned how to calculate the physical properties of the example parts provided, you will then do an analysis on a puzzle cube piece and parts of your Automoblox vehicle or other consumer product.
1. What do you need to know in order to perform a physical property analysis?
1. Why is it important to understand the mathematics used in physical property analysis?
2. Why is it important to perform a physical property analysis prior to producing a part?
3. The clear enclosure piece and the wheels of the Automoblox are manufactured from polycarbonate. Do you think that the connector pieces are also manufactured from polycarbonate? Justify your answer.