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June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
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Mechanical Engineering Technical Session: Feeling the Heat - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
The purpose of this research was to develop a classroom project module that increased student curiosity about cooling systems. The module was designed to help students connect with psychrometrics near the end of an applied thermodynamics course. Traditionally, many students struggle with the concepts covered in this unit of the course. The module was designed to lead the students to the working principles behind a swamp cooler by using the biological process of sweating as an example of a way to remove energy due to mass transfer. A student survey was developed and measured student perceptions about the new classroom module. Students reported they found the activities most helpful for helping them connect knowledge in the course with real world systems.
Farina, J., & Dillon, H., & Levison, R. D., & Ralston, N. (2020, June), Increasing Student Curiosity with Cooling Systems Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34820
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