FIG YearProject title
2012 Integration of ePIV in Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Engineering Education
RecipientDepartment
Xixi Wang
x4wang@odu.edu
757-683-4882
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Collaborating Faculty
N/A
Description
Understanding fluid dynamics is fundamental for students in hydraulics-related engineering, mechanical engineering, and oceanography. Teaching fluid dynamics consists of a combination of theory and practice. Because such classes are conventionally taught in an abstractive way, which also is the case at ODU, students feel greatly challenged and can hardly correlate sophisticated differential equations with real flow phenomena. This proposed project will integrate the Educational Particle Image Velocimetry (ePIV) system of the CEE Hydraulics/Water Resources Laboratory in fluid dynamics classes. The direct outcomes will be positive change of students' learning attitude and increased capability of students to apply flow principles.
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