At the completion of this course, the student will be;
- Able to systematically design a system: problem analysis (requirements, weighing factors); functions and methods, alternative concepts and selection of conceptual design.
- Able to develop a conceptual design into a detailed design that can be used as input to manufacturing. Conduct and interpret experiments that can be used to optimize the design and realization.
- Able to apply the content of Thermodynamics in a practical case.
- Able to work in a team: distribution of tasks, cooperation, planning, documenting work, results, conclusions of discussions and action points.
- Able to present and report: mainly oral.
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 element modeling will be considered in lectures and practical 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.
The assessment plan for this course will be published no later than 2 weeks before the starting block of the course on https://www.utwente.nl/nl/tn/onderwijs/toetsschemas/
Participation for Non-TN Students
This course is only accessible to non-TN students after permission from Technische Natuurlunde Programme. See https://www.utwente.nl/en/bap/courses-applied-physics/