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The goal of P13624: Conductive Heat Transfer Demonstration Apparatus is to develop a functional, accurate laboratory device that will allow Chemical Engineering students to study core heat transfer topics in the Chemical Engineering Principles Lab. The design provides students with the opportunity to perform experiments, record data, and practice calculations related to conductive heat transfer in the context of a practical real life application. Apparatus design is focused on providing a modular, interactive, and flexible testing unit that generates one dimensional conductive heat transfer through a specimen, allows for the determination of thermal conductivity of multiple materials, and yields measurable data that demonstrates transient and steady state heat flow. Great importance is placed upon safety, accuracy, mobility, precision, longevity, and ease of use of the apparatus such that it will be able to be effectively utilized by RIT’s Chemical Engineering department in future lab courses.

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This site contains all documents and information related to the planning, designing, building, and testing of the conductive heat transfer apparatus. The final product is shown below:

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Project Name
Conductive Heat Transfer Demonstration Apparatus
Project Number
P13624
Start Term
2012-3 (Spring)
End Term
2013-1 (Fall)
Faculty Guide
Mike Antoniades
Primary Customer
RIT KGCOE - Chemical Engineering
Sponsor (financial support)
Dr. Karuna Koppula, kskeme@rit.edu
Mr. Paul Gregorius, pxgche@rit.edu

Team Members

Top: John, Ryan, Fielding. Bottom: Dan, Katie, Robin

Top: John, Ryan, Fielding. Bottom: Dan, Katie, Robin

Member Role Contact
Fielding Confer Project Manager - Chemical Engineer flc6985@rit.edu
Robin Basalla Secretary - Chemical Engineer rxb2131@rit.edu
Dan Unger Lead Engineer - Chemical Engineer dau5406@rit.edu
Katie Higgins Chemical Engineer kmh1037@rit.edu
John Durfee Mechanical Engineer jbd7587@rit.edu
Ryan Murphy Chemical Engineer rhm4288@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements