a. is able to systematically design a system related to the theme of the module: problem analysis (requirements, weighing factors); functions and methods, alternative concepts and selection of conceptual design; develop a conceptual design into a detailed design, and conduct/interpret experiments to optimize the design and realization.
b. is able to work in a team.
c. is able to present and defend results in a written and oral way.
The project aims at applying the material taught in Thermodynamics in a practical case. The students get an assignment that has to be completed in groups of typically 6 students in the short period of only 9 weeks of the module. Apart from thermodynamics also finite element modeling and systematic design are important in this assignment. At the start of the module a lecture and a tutorial are given on systematic design. Furthermore, finite elelement modeling will be considered in lectures and practicle instructions. The information presented in these lectures on design and finite element analysis will not be assessed in exams. It should be applied in the project and is assessed as part of the project. In the last two weeks of the module, the project is closed by a report, a presentation fair, and an oral elucidation on the report.