Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Collapsible Storage Tank

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Joe Guarino


The team designed a collapsible water tank to be used for emergency activities such as fire fighting. The goal was to design a light-weight circular frame which quickly and easily sets up and packs up to a managable size and wieght. The most important design requirements included: fast and easy set up, competitive weight, modular design, and circular in shape. The concept design was tested in a computer simulation to ensure that it would work. Data from the simulation was used to optimize part sizes and choose materials. A prototype was built and tested. The test results were used to produce the final design specifications for the collapsible storage tank.