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Updates to a Sequence of Thermodynamics Experiments for Mechanical Engineering Technology Students

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Laboratory Experiences in Mechanical, Materials and Thermal Systems

Tagged Division

Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

Page Count

29

Page Numbers

23.1287.1 - 23.1287.29

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https://peer.asee.org/22672

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55

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Roger A Beardsley PE Central Washington University

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Roger Beardsley PE is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Central Washington University in Ellensburg WA. Mr. Beardsley teaches undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluids, and machine design. His professional interests include energy conversion, renewable energy and sustainability issues.

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Abstract

Updates to a Sequence of Thermodynamics Experiments for Mechanical Engineering Technology StudentsThis paper presents an outline of thermodynamics experiments and lab activities that accompanythe introductory thermodynamics course for Mechanical Engineering Technology juniors atXXX University. It compares the current suite of lab activities to a sequence outlined in anASEE conference paper presented in 1995. Some lab activities in that paper have been replaced,while others have been improved upon. In both cases the experiments have been found to beuseful in bridging the gap between theory and practice. The experiments expose the student tomodern instrumentation and the collection and processing of data. The purpose of this paper is topresent these lab activities so that other thermodynamics instructors may learn from ourexperience.

Beardsley, R. A. (2013, June), Updates to a Sequence of Thermodynamics Experiments for Mechanical Engineering Technology Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22672

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