|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1:00 p.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 431|
|TITLE:||MANUFACTURING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF IRRIGATION PUMPS IN BANGLADESH|
|COMMITTEE:||Jonathan Colton, Chair (ME)
Alexander Alexeev (ME)
Minami Yoda (ME)
Irrigation pumps are indispensable to the production of major crops in Southeastern Asia, especially Bangladesh where agriculture plays a dominant role in its economy. This thesis first analyzes the manufacturing and performance of prototype irrigation pumps, which are manufactured in Bangladesh using a Thai mixed flow pump model. Then this thesis optimizes the design of the current model in a cost effective and energy efficient manner.