Compressor project: Coupling Thermodynamics and Mechanical Design in a cross-curricular project

Eric W. Constans, Hampton C. Gabler

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Abstract

This paper describes a design-based effort to build an effective cross-curricular link between Thermodynamics and Mechanical Design - two traditionally distinct subjects. The result was a design challenge in which the authors asked their junior engineering undergraduate students to design and build an air compressor as a project conducted simultaneously in their Thermodynamics and Mechanical Design Courses. This paper describes the design challenge, the results of this cross-curricular experiment, and future enhancements to the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)T1F-10-T1F-12
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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