• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

GCSE Technology - Product Design and Research Booklet Guide

Extracts from this document...


Situation The College has recently had a new astro-turf sports pitch built. Sports are played daily at the school and matches take place regularly on the astro-turf. Many parents and pupils watch their friends and family play in the matches, so there is a good number of people spectating. Some of the soil dug while building the pitch has been piled in a mound by the side of the pitch; this is an ideal location for viewing matches as it offers a good elevated view of the pitch. There is also space around the pitch for seating that provides a good close up view of the pitch. There is also flood lighting around the pitch so that matches can be played in the evenings as well. Problem Unfortunately there is no seating currently available in the surrounding area, so all spectators have to stand or sit on the grass. If it is raining, or has rained the previous night, the grass may be wet, so people will not be able to sit on the grass. Also, people with back trouble may not be able to stand and therefore will need somewhere to sit. ...read more.


Bench One - This is a simple concrete and wooden bench that is able to seat around four people. Bench two - This was a simple wood and metal bench that is able to seat about two to three people. Anthropometric Data Dimension s Man (Percentiles) Women (Percentiles) 5% 95% 5% 95% 1- Height 1625 1855 1505 1710 2-Eye 1515 1745 1405 1610 3-Shoulder Height 1315 1535 1215 1405 4-Elbow Height 1005 1180 930 1085 5-Hip Height 840 1000 740 885 6-Knuckle Height 690 825 660 780 7-Fingertip Height 590 720 560 685 8-Sitting Height 850 965 795 910 9-Sitting Eye Height 735 845 685 795 10-Sitting Shoulder 540 645 505 610 11-Sitting Elbow Height 195 295 185 280 12-Thigh Thickness 135 185 125 180 13-Buttock-Knee Length 540 645 520 620 14-Buttock-popliteal length 440 550 435 530 15-Knee Height 490 595 455 540 16-Popliteal Height 395 490 355 445 17-Shoulder Breadth 420 510 355 435 18-Shoulder Breadth 365 430 325 385 19-Hip Breadth 310 405 310 435 20-Chest Depth 215 285 210 295 21-Abdominal Depth 220 325 205 305 22-Shoulder-Elbow Length 330 395 300 360 23-Elbow Fingertip Length 440 510 400 460 24-Upper Limb Length 720 840 655 760 25-Shoulder Grip Length 610 715 555 650 ...read more.


From the anthropometric data I gathered, using 5 and 95 percentile, I found: * The average buttock-popliteal length is between 435mm and 550mm. * The average popliteal height is between 355mm and 490mm. * The average sitting height is between 795mm and 965mm. * The average sitting elbow height is between 185mm and 295mm. Specification A list of the final criteria that the bench must meet: Function * It should be able to seat at least two people. * It must go around the astro pitch area. * It must provide comfortable seating. Appearance * It should be made from either wood or metal. * It should have armrests and a backrest. * It should be a themed design. * It should be varnished or painted. * It should fit in with its surroundings. Safety * It must not have sharp edges. * It should be a smooth finish. For example wood should be sanded to reduce the risk of splinters. Reliability * It must be durable and weatherproof. * It must be of a strong construction. Any Other * It must be about 1050mm high. * It should have a seat depth of about 410mm. * It must be able to go on uneven ground. * It must be environmentally friendly. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Resistant Materials section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Resistant Materials essays

  1. Free essay

    Product & Design

    Very hard, heavy in weight, excellent shock resistance. Moderate tight, fine grain with evident flecking at times. Should take a finish well. Very hard, cheaply priced substitute for Oak, Ash,, Hickory, does not impart taste or odour, usually only available in 1".

  2. The design of lamp

    PLYWOOD is made from veneers (plies) of timber with each grain layer being at right angles to each other and bonded together by resin and pressure. 2) Plastics Acrylic: (Known also as PERSPEX)

  1. The task has been set to make a hole punch (used to punch holes ...

    cost which means that my hole punch would be affordable for schools to buy. Although mild steel rusts, it can have many different finishes. It is not extremely heavy and therefore my hole punch should not exceed 1kg. Plunger BDMS 80 15 15 H-Block BDMS 62 40 10 Pillar BDMS

  2. Explain Aristotle idea of the four causes.

    So, because the builder knows both the material and formal causes of the house, the natural scientist should know the material and formal causes of his subject as well. Material Cause is the elements out of which an object is created; Formal Cause is the expression of what it is;

  1. Product Design - analysis of the XBox 360

    Also beware of even letting it tip over as it may not break but it will break whatever game is inside it at the time it falls. This is called laser marks or scratches and is the problem that I had referred to earlier.

  2. Existing product research

    Belly Nelly Small Coffee Table "Belly Nelly is a company built on a philosophy of quality, value and service that is second to none.". It's has a size of 90cm x 60cm x 40cm.

  1. An explanation of the impact of 'new' materials on product design in the 20th ...

    Another material that has made a major impact in modern day product design is plastics. This group of materials is not easy to define because it covers a wide range of different substances. There are two groups of plastics that are used mostly in industry, Thermoplastics and Thermosetting plastics.

  2. My aim of this experiment is to recognize which material is the greatest sound ...

    The relationships proposed I deem are consistent as they have evidence such as the gradient which supports my analysis of the results, and an in depth insight to the results which I had extracted for the various materials. I believe that the consistency is shown as my results follow the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work