P13465: Water Table
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The objective of the project is to engineer and develop a water table which will effectively demonstrate flow streamline behavior for laminar flow regimes over different object geometries at different angles of attack.
Currently, students enrolled in fluids courses at RIT are expected to be able to learn the concepts about streamlines, vortices, and flow separation taught in class mostly through in class analytical examples and lectures. An opportunity for students to visualize flow would be extremely beneficial in increasing students’ comprehension of topics associated with open fluid flow.
The main objective is to engineer and develop a water table which will effectively demonstrate flow streamline behavior for the laminar flow regime over different object geometries at different angles of attack to enhance student comprehension. The water table would allow lecture time that is usually spent showing streamlines on a board or in the book to be augmented by the actual visualization of flow within the water table. Topics that could be taught include the basics of incompressible flow over a body using streamlines and flow separation.
Water Table Project
P13465 Team Members (from left to right): John Harrington, Andrew Nauss, Tim Jordan, and Danny Abdeen
|John Harrington||Project Manager (ME)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew Nauss||Lead Engineer (ME)||email@example.com|
|Tim Jordan||Project Engineer (ME)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Danny Abdeen||Project Engineer (EE)||email@example.com|
Table of Contents
The following table of contents contain the documentation of the P13465 Water Table project. This documentation includes background research, customer needs and specifications, a project tracking schedule, action items and notes taken throughout MSD, a systems design, a detailed design, manufacturing instructions, testing documentation, user instructions, and more.
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The P13465 water table team would like to thank Robert Kraynik and Jan Maneti (members of the RIT Machine Shop Faculty) for their manufacturing knowledge and help during the design and build phases of the project. We would also like to give a special thanks to Mr. John Wellin and Mr. Ed Hanzlik for their input and assistance throughout the project. P13465 also would like to thank Mr. Garavuso the project advisor, and Dr. Gomes, Dr. DeBartolo, Dr. Ghosh, Dr. Day, and Dr. Lamkin-Kennard of the Mechanical Engineering department for their assistance during the duration of the project.