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EEGRC Poster: Laboratory Improvements for Mechanical Engineering (Phase 2)

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Student Division Poster Session

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Joseph Michael Derrick Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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I am a young professional engineer who has graduated from Purdue University in Indianapolis with a masters in Mechanical Engineering. It should also be noted that I also received my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from there as well. My graduate studies was focused in thermal/fluid sciences and systems/controls. Currently, my interests lie in aerospace applications with an emphasis in space propulsion and satellite design. Although my primary focus is with aerospace applications, I participate in many projects related to controls and heat transfer. Aside from my research, I focus heavily on the advancement of engineering education at the collegiate level. I work on revising and updating laboratory experiments to help improve student understanding of how concepts are applied and utilized. I also spend time writing design optimization MATLAB codes for various applications.

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Michael Golub Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis Orcid 16x16

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Michael Golub is the Academic Laboratory Supervisor for the Mechanical Engineering department at IUPUI. He is an associate faculty at the same school, and has taught at several other colleges. He has conducted research related to Arctic Electric Vehicles and 3D printed plastics and metals. He participated and advised several student academic competition teams for several years. His team won 1st place in the 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. He has two masters degrees: one M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.F.A. in Television Production. He also has three B.S. degrees in Liberal Arts, Mechanical Engineering, and Sustainable Energy.

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Vaibhav R. Shrivastav

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The convection heat transfer is explored for a new academic laboratory experiment to help address the lack of practical experimentation due to the continued integration of technology. A cost-effective design is generated with three core principles: 1) Low Cost, 2) Low Maintenance, and 3) Concept Visualization. This is achieved through the following description of the apparatus. The plexiglass chamber has a square base with a designated height. At the bottom of the chamber, there is a rectangular section removed to act as an inlet to the chamber. A high powered mini turbine fan is located at the top of the chamber. The fan acts as the driving force that pulls in the surrounding air from the inlet to generate a flow within the chamber. A door is located on the front of the chamber to allow for interchanging of different test geometries. The geometries being used are 3D printed to components either in the form of a fin (External Flow) or a hollowed channel parallel to the flow (Internal Flow). The components are mounted to the door with cylindrical heater connecting the two. The components are heated until steady state, where the average temperature along the surface is calculated. The velocity, surface temperature, and ambient temperature are record using a data acquisition system. The resulting convection coefficients are then determined.

Derrick, J. M., & Golub, M., & Shrivastav, V. R. (2018, June), EEGRC Poster: Laboratory Improvements for Mechanical Engineering (Phase 2) Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30350

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