The objective of this project is to design and construct a portable device capable of both demonstrating heat transfer forced and natural convection in real-time, and measuring the convective heat transfer coefficient ‘h’. Control of heat flux, air velocity, and test geometry enables the tunnel to simulate common sample problems found in introductory heat transfer textbooks. The successful operation of the experimental sub-sonic wind tunnel indicates the device is applicable to a broad range of configurations, including introductory problems.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Qualifying Project
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