Faculty Advisor

Guceri, Selcuk

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Share

COinS