Title

Integration of the Design-Build-Test Concept in an Undergraduate Heat Transfer Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Source

World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education

Volume

3

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

151-154

Publisher

UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Australia

ISBN/ISSN

14462257

Abstract

The Design-Build-Test approach was used in developing an experiment for a junior-level heat transfer laboratory. In this experiment, student teams design, build and test a fin attachment in order to increase the heat loss from a surface. In the testing phase, students get the opportunity to compare the measured temperature profiles in the fin to both analytical and numerical (finite difference) solutions. This kind of experience serves to enhance the understanding of the transfer of thermal energy by undergraduate mechanical engineering students, while also facilitating to expose them to several important concepts involved in heat transfer.

Keywords

heat transfer, engineering education, design-build-test

Disciplines

Engineering

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