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Objective1: Research on thermal materials
Use CES software and research data to select the possible materials to build a nano-thermocouple or auxiliary components of the nano-thermocouple: a measurement junction, a cold junction, an insulator.
Objective2: Model the nano-thermocouple and the circuit.
Use SolidWorks and CAD software to build the model of the nano-thermocouple connecting to a circuit with an Arduino and Bluetooth. Once the model reaches our expectation, a physical sample will be manufactured to do the further test.
Objective3: Developing a software program and user Interference
Create a software program that allows a computer to process the data sent from the Arduino.
Design a phone app which allows users to visualize the temperature variance by using the MIT app inventor.
Objective4: Test and Improve
Test the response time of the thermocouple needs to go back to its original state, and the wireless range. Modify our design based on the test results.
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
Investigate the Performance of A Graphene Nano Thermocouple.
A thermocouple consists of 2 metal wires, which can be used to measure a point temperature. It is a helpful device for people who want to study heat transfer inside an engine or fuel cell battery. However, most of commercial thermocouples can’t provide satis×ed high-accuracy and short time response. In other words, those thermocouples might neglect some important information, which can be used to improve performance of the engine or fuel cell battery. Our team, therefore, want to build a graphene nano termocouple and investigate the performance to see if there is a breakthrough. Moreover, we will connect this thermocouple with a Bluetooth so that we can directly connect the experimental results with a computer or a smart phone to achieve a high-ef×cient data process.
Maximum Number of Students
No GPA required. Students who have taken mae107 ,120 are preferred.
We are welcome students with questions to email student lead Bowen and the adviser professor Wang. Email address for team lead Bowen: email@example.com. Email address for adviser Professor Wang: firstname.lastname@example.org.