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Hands On Experiments To Teach Engineering Principles Through Physiologic Applications

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Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

8.622.1 - 8.622.9

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/11823

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33

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John Schmalzel

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Jennifer Kadlowec

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Anthony Marchese

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Shreekanth Mandayam

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Stephanie Farrell

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Abstract

The human body is an exquisite combination of interacting systems which can be analyzed using multidisciplinary engineering principles. We have developed a series of hands- on modules that introduce freshman engineering students to chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering principles through application to the human body. Students are engaged in the scientific discovery process as they explore the engineering systems within the human body using exciting hands-on “reverse engineering” methods. The modules explore respiration, metabolism, pulmonary mechanics, the cardiovascular system, work and power, electrical signals, biomechanics, and mechanics of materials. Through the investigation of these systems, students learn basic concepts of mass and energy balances; fluid flow; work, energy, and efficiency; forces and levers; material strength and stresses; and electrical signal processing. This paper describes each module and includes an outline of the relevant measurements, calculations, and engineering principles.

Schmalzel, J., & Kadlowec, J., & Marchese, A., & Mandayam, S., & Farrell, S. (2003, June), Hands On Experiments To Teach Engineering Principles Through Physiologic Applications Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11823

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