Integration of the Design-Build-Test Concept in an Undergraduate Heat Transfer Laboratory
World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education
Place of Publication
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.
heat transfer, engineering education, design-build-test
Hosni Abu-Mulaweh (2004).
Integration of the Design-Build-Test Concept in an Undergraduate Heat Transfer Laboratory. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education.3 (1), 151-154. Australia: UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education.