June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.935.1 - 23.935.4
NSF TUES: Development of Water Distribution System Lab Modules and Kits for Undergraduate Student Education Water distribution systems are very complex systems where biological andchemical reactions occur within a network of pipes, pumps, and tanks that deliver waterto the public. Within the systems, water exhibits dynamic spatial and temporal variationsfrom the point of treatment to the tap. However, academia has largely ignored the need tofully educate students in understanding the complex behavior within these systems.Currently, fluid mechanics and hydraulic courses are taught to engineering studentsfocusing only on the physical properties and dynamics of fluids. There is a significantneed for engineering students to understand physical, chemical and biological dynamicsas well as their interrelations, in water distribution systems to meet the demand for both awell trained work force and for the maintenance of an aged water infrastructure. The main objective of this project is to develop and test “Water DistributionSystem Analysis Lab (WDSAL)” modules and kits, which engage undergraduate andgraduate engineering students to understand the physical, chemical and biologicaldynamics in water distribution systems using practical hands-on lab experiments. Underthe support of the National Science Foundation, five identified classes at the Universityof Toledo (UT) and the University of Dayton (UD) have been modified to assess theeffectiveness and adaptability of the modules and kits. WDSAL modules and kits willalso be tested at three other universities in Ohio (Case Western Reserve University,Youngstown State University, and the University of Cincinnati) and used to educate civil& environmental engineering students.
Seo, Y., & Hessler, C. M., & Chase, D. V. (2013, June), NSF TUES: Development of Water Distribution System Lab Modules and Kits for Undergraduate Student Education Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22320
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