Event Title

Thermal Expansion Experiment Design & Analysis

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

16-4-2013 12:00 PM

Student's Major

Integrated Engineering

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Ronald Ulseth

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

When heated, metals expand. If they are not given space to expand, an internal force and thus stress is caused. This project is the design of a physical experiment demonstrating this interface of the fundamental principles of heat transfer and mechanics of materials. The principle in heat transfer is the concept of thermal expansion which states that expansion (or contraction) is directly related to initial length, type of material, and temperature change. The principle in mechanics of materials is the concept of axial stress and how it is caused by axial strain. The poster will show the physical set up of the student designed experiment, the mathematical verification of the physical principles, and a statistical analysis of the data.

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Apr 16th, 10:00 AM Apr 16th, 12:00 PM

Thermal Expansion Experiment Design & Analysis

CSU Ballroom

When heated, metals expand. If they are not given space to expand, an internal force and thus stress is caused. This project is the design of a physical experiment demonstrating this interface of the fundamental principles of heat transfer and mechanics of materials. The principle in heat transfer is the concept of thermal expansion which states that expansion (or contraction) is directly related to initial length, type of material, and temperature change. The principle in mechanics of materials is the concept of axial stress and how it is caused by axial strain. The poster will show the physical set up of the student designed experiment, the mathematical verification of the physical principles, and a statistical analysis of the data.

Recommended Citation

Jurvelin, Allie. "Thermal Expansion Experiment Design & Analysis." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-A/47