Title

Thermal Tug-o-War: A Competitive, Hands-On Approach to Learning Basic Heat Exchanger Design

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-11-2007

Publication Title

ASME 2007 Conference Proceedings

Publisher

ASME

Volume

7

First page number:

215

Last page number:

220

Abstract

The “Thermal Tug-o-War” is a thermal-fluid design competition in which teams of students are assigned to design and build either a heating or cooling heat exchanger. The heating and cooling teams are then pitted against each other to see which of the teams’ heat exchangers can have a larger effect on the temperature of a “thermal reservoir”. Through this competition, students get practical, hands-on exposure to convection heat transfer, Bernoulli’s equation, pumping system design, and materials selection. This paper will present details on how the competition was originally staged and how is has changed to become a more valuable learning experience for the students.

Keywords

Design; Engineering – Competitions; Heat – Convection; Heat exchangers – Design and construction

Disciplines

Engineering | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Comments

Conference Held: Seattle, Washington, USA, November 11–15, 2007

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2007-42382; ISBN: 0-7918-4301-7; eISBN: 0-7918-3812-9

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