Title

Undergraduate Engineering Design Experience in the Thermal Science Area

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education

Volume

8

Issue

3

Inclusive pages

327-330

Publisher

UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Australia

ISBN/ISSN

1446-2257

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

One important educational outcome required of any engineering programme, as per ABET 2000 Criteria 3, is the ability of engineering graduates to design a component or a system. Engineering design is an integral part of several mechanical engineering courses throughout the curriculum. The author of this article presents an example of engineering design experience in the thermal science area. One of the requirements in the undergraduate junior level heat transfer course is design projects. In these design projects, students employ the theory, fundamentals and heat transfer concepts learned in the heat transfer course. In this article, the author presents a brief description of a heat transfer design project. In this design project, the students are asked to design a heat sink (finned attachment) to maintain a square silicon chip temperature at a certain value, with the lowest cost possible.

Disciplines

Engineering

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