This paper describes a junior-level semester-long class project for students in Fluid Mechanics courses. The goals of the project are to introduce students to engineering design, project management, and to incorporate material from other courses in engineering graphics, numerical methods, instrumentation and measurements, and manufacturing processes in a single project. The project focuses on airfoil design using computational tools, and the main emphasis lies on verification of results obtained from computational methods with experimentally measured values. Students will use the airfoil shape they select to make wings to go on a model foam glider. The final part of the project will be staged as a competition where student teams vie to see whose glider can fly the furthest under standard launching conditions.
American Society for Engineering Education
2010 Annual Conference & Exposition
15.25.1 - 15.25.13
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Post, S., Seetharaman, S., & Abimannan, S. (2010). A Design-Build-Test-Fly Project Involving Modeling, Manufacturing, and Testing. , (). 10.18260/1-2--15791