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EET Capstone Student Project: Multi-sensor device to monitor external atmospheric conditions and GPS location for evaluating rust potential on coilsAs part of the continuous efforts in developing industry partnerships that will lead to priorityconsideration of graduates from The School of Technology. ArcelorMittal, the world's leadingsteel company with operations in more than 60 countries, collaborated with The ElectricalEngineering Technology (EET) Program at THE University to engage a group of EET studentsin solving engineering problem as part of capstone integrating experience and to fulfill thedegree program requirements.ArcelorMittal utilizes railroad system to ship metal coils through different climate zones of theUnited States. Due to significant temperature and humidity fluctuations during transportation, thecoils are subject to corrosion. To understand the severity of climate conditions, have an ability tocharacterize them geographically, and to fully evaluate the cause and the strength of thecorrosion, the data containing the information on the humidity, temperature and associated GPSlocation. must be collected. Further evaluation of this data will allow the company to take thepreventive actions to protect the shipped materials.To design and build a "black box" capable of collecting all the required data a Senior Design(SD) of 2 students was formed in Electrical Engineering program in the School of Technology atthe UNIVERSITY. Working with the sponsor the project significance was identified as thedevelopment and proof of concept demonstration of the described multi-sensor system enablingthe atmospheric and GPS data collection for the materials shipped through different climatezones of the United States. The benefits are significant - the availability of this data allows thecompany to analyze the atmospheric conditions along the shipped route, register harsh zoneswith high humidity and extreme temperatures-the conditions that severely affect the corrosionprocess. The GPS data will provide the information on the location as well as the duration onundesired climate conditions. This valuable data will be used to pretreat the shipped materials inorder to protect them from the corrosion. Additionally, the project provides an excellentopportunity for EET students to apply their skills and course work and interact with industry on areal-world design challenge.In this article, we describe an effective approach of working on industry sponsored SD project,the SD team requirements, the significance of the project, and specific project outcomes.
Sergeyev, A., & Alaraje, N., & Adams, S. W. (2013, June), EET Capstone Student Project: Multi-sensor device to monitor external atmospheric conditions and GPS location for evaluating rust potential on coils Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19473
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