San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.377.1 - 25.377.9
Data Acquisition as Implemented in the Modern Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Curriculum.AbstractWith the widespread use of flexible, affordable, and accessible data acquisition platforms, undergraduatestudents are becoming more and more familiar with the design of experiments and the topics associatedwith data collection. For this study a self-guided tutorial was developed to introduce the topics of dataacquisition. Students at various stages of their undergraduate curriculum are asked to work through thetutorial. This tutorial is used in conjunction with a cross-curricular project involving numericalsimulation and experimental validation of heat transfer topics of conduction and convection. Studentswere surveyed, both prior to and shortly after the tutorial, to determine the perceived value of the exercisein the context of their education and future careers. The results of this study prove useful in designing aneffective cross-curricular approach to the topic and in tutorial development.
Doughty, T. A., & O'Halloran, S. (2012, June), Data Acquisition as Implemented in the Modern Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Curriculum. Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21135
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