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June 26, 2011
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Energy efficiency in engineering design curriculumAbstractThe knowledge and skills for the future workforce of an energy efficient industrialsociety are not fully nurtured in current educational programs. Energy efficiency andinnovative design practices need to be an essential part of the learning experience inundergraduate engineering design programs. Current engineering design curriculum isreformed to teach the theoretical knowledge and hands-on practices in an integratedfashion. To study energy loss and overall energy efficiency of a system and itscomponents, laboratory practices are introduced in sophomore level thermodynamics andjunior level fluid mechanics courses. A multipurpose laboratory equipped with fluidpower process, sensors, data acquisition system, and application programs is beingdeveloped. A series of laboratory practices based on use of fluid mechanics principles inenergy efficient industrial applications provide students a strong theoretical foundation ofthe subject. Later in the senor level engineering design classes, these learning are utilizedto practice innovative design of energy efficient products. Industrial collaboration isestablished to ensure student exposure to realistic energy efficient products and practicesthrough capstone design projects and undergraduate research.
Choudhury, A. A., & Rodriguez, J., & Ikonomov, P., & Mydosh, J. M., & Shane, J. M. (2011, June), Energy Efficiency in Engineering Design Curriculum Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17844
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