June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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Developing Infrared Thermography as an Instructional Tool for Monitoring Energy Efficiency Issues in Micro-Manufacturing AbstractInstruction in the basic engineering disciplines of energy efficiency and process control can beenhanced and expanded by incorporating various imaging capabilties into experiments and projectsused to teach the concepts and practice of these subjects. Image capture, image processing, and imageanalysis offer means for visualization of phenomena and processes, and enable convenient and moreexpansive measurement capabilities to characterize and analyze fluid motion, phase transitions, andvarious thermal phenomena. Infrared imaging (thermography) offers new capabilities formeasurements and analyses, as well as unprecedented means for visualization as an aid in learningscience and technology in micro-manufacturing. Moreover, infrared thermography is becoming acommonplace— if not essential —tool in process control and analysis, quality assurance, non-destructive testing, materials characterization, and reliability; and in our view should therefore take amore prominent place in engineering education. For green manufacturing and sustainability, infraredimaging can be used to reduce waste and energy consumption, assess the performance of new energyconversion technologies, characterize heat and mass transfer in microscale devices, and support orenable more quantitative and objective metrics in product life cycle management. Educationalinstitutions seeking to incorporate thermography in their curricula can benefit from a new generationof infrared imaging cameras that are comparatively inexpensive, easier to use, and more functional, aswell as free-ware and widely available commercial image processing software (ImageJ, MATLAB).The paper presents an effort on developing educational laboratory projects with an infrared imagingand analysis component for compatibility with course delivery by remote access via the web, or intraditional lecture and hands-on laboratory format.
Chiou, R., & Mauk, M. G., & Tseng, T. B., & Carr, M. E., & Mathews, A. (2014, June), Developing Infrared Thermography as an Instructional Tool for Monitoring Energy Efficiency Issues in Micro-Manufacturing Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20294
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