|Project Summary||Project Information|
A boiling system can be an incredibly useful tool for removing vast amounts of heat from a surface. However, due to the complexity and chaos of a boiling environment, the fundamental physics of a nucleating bubble are not well understood. For this reason, the RIT Thermal Analysis, Microfluidics, and Fuel Cell Laboratory (TAµFL) has proposed a system that is capable of studying bubble nucleation at a fundamental level. The goal of this senior design project is design TAµFL's proposed system in order to meet the requirements for observing and studying bubble nucleation. This will be accomplished by designing, and then constructing, an apparatus that creates a stable liquid meniscus, is capable of controlling the meniscus's volume, and is able to oscillate the meniscus at a desired frequency. The applications of understanding bubble nucleation pertain to any system that requires heat dissipation, ranging from jet engines to computer chips.
The original Project Readiness Package for this MSD project can be found here.
Meet Our Team
|Charles Krouse||Team Leader||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Walkowiak||Master Builder||MEemail@example.com|
|Joseph Baldwin||Lead Engineer||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
From left to right the team members are as follows: Robert Walkowiak, Alyssa Recinella, Charles Krouse, and Joseph Baldwin.
Table of Contents
This section will be updated appropriately as additional work is completed throughout the length of MSD 1 and MSD II.
|MSD I||MSD II|
|Problem Definition||Build & Test Prep|
|Systems Design||Subsystem Build & Test|
|Subsystem Design||Integrated System Build & Test|
|Preliminary Detailed Design||Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo|
|Detailed Design||Gate Reviews|