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Prototype Design of a Solar Greenhouse Incorporating Clean Energy Manufacturing Concept

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Education

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Manufacturing

Page Count

16

Page Numbers

24.1024.1 - 24.1024.16

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https://peer.asee.org/22957

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58

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Richard Chiou Drexel University

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Radian G Belu Drexel University (Tech.)

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Dr. Radian Belu is Assistant Professor within the Engineering Technology (ET) program - Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is holding a PHD in power engineering and the other in physics. Before joining to the Drexel University Dr. Belu hold faculty and research positions at universities and research institutes in Romania, Canada and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as project manager, senior engineer and consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in power electronics, power systems, renewable energy technologies, smart grids, control theory, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics. His research interests included power system stability, control and protection, renewable energy system analysis, assessment and design, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines for wind energy conversion, radar and remote sensing, wave and turbulence simulation, measurement and modeling, numerical modeling, electromagnetic compatibility and engineering education. During his career Dr. Belu published eight book chapters, several papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings in his areas of the research interests. He has also been PI or Co-PI for various research projects United States and abroad in power systems analysis and protection, load and energy demand forecasting and analysis, renewable energy, microgrids, turbulence and wave propagation, radar and remote sensing, instrumentation, atmosphere physics, electromagnetic compatibility, and engineering education.

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng is an associate professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He received his M.S. degree in Decision Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Iowa. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, and KSEF. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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M. Eric Carr Drexel University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3444-0883

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Mr. Eric Carr is a full-time Laboratory Manager and part-time adjunct instructor with Drexel University’s Engineering Technology program. Eric assists faculty members with the development and implementation of various Engineering Technology courses. A graduate of Old Dominion University’s Computer Engineering Technology program and Drexel's College of Engineering, Eric enjoys finding innovative ways to use microcontrollers and other technologies to enhance Drexel’s Engineering Technology course offerings. Eric is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Engineering at Drexel, and is an author of several technical papers in the field of Engineering Technology Education.

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Bharadwaj Ramesh Drexel University

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Abstract

Prototype Design of a Solar Greenhouse Incorporating Clean Energy Manufacturing Concept AbstractThis paper discusses an educational effort that incorporates green energy manufacturing conceptfor the prototype design of a solar greenhouse in a senior design project at Drexel University.The goal of the senior design project was to provide the design of a greenhouse moduleintegrated with renewable energy as an initial stepping stone for the future construction ofmanufacturing plants in industry. The renewable energy integrator component in the projectseeks to explore the technology of renewable and eco-friendly sources of electricity on a largescale. In addition to researching the subject, a prototype of greenhouse has been built for futurestudents to learn green energy manufacturing as part of engineering and technology programs atDrexel. Through this project, students learned how to provide a green design method forevaluating the characteristics of clean energy manufacturing. The students incorporated real-world experience with innovative design with the reduction of energy waste and use ofrenewable energy, as well as incorporating green manufacturing. For the sake of comparisons forgreen energy manufacturing, experiments were conducted, including sensor monitoring andprocess control. A concluding section discusses the student learning experiences from thisproject.

Chiou, R., & Belu, R. G., & Tseng, T. B., & Carr, M. E., & Ramesh, B. (2014, June), Prototype Design of a Solar Greenhouse Incorporating Clean Energy Manufacturing Concept Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/22957

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