Energy Analysis

Distance vs. Time Plot:

Speed vs. Time Plot:

The marks error of the AEV was negligible at 2 marks. There was an issue in that the original motorSpeed(30) was too powerful for the light, low-friction AEV, so it had to be reduced to 25.

The team was not familiar with how to access the MATLAB program’s ability to generate a spreadsheet from data downloaded from the AEV, which resulted in a significant amount of time being lost trying to figure it out. It was eventually resolved outside of lab. The team would recommend that some of the instructions are slightly more explicit in telling students how to take certain actions that they have not yet performed.