スターリングエンジンの設計製作を通してのモノづくり教育 A Program for the Education of Creativity and Manufacturing Ability Through Designing and Making a Stirling Engine
This paper presents a program and its results for the education of students' creativity and manufacturing ability in the graduation research. In this program, every two or three students working as a group are required to design and make a Stirling engine their selves, which has to be able to run at least 10 minutes continuously. This program has been designed to stimulate the students' creativity through the planning and designing of the engine as well as through solving almost all problems encountered, and to train their manufacturing ability by creating all the working drawings with 2D/3D-CAD, predicting the engine's performances using thermodynamics, and manufacturing most of the parts needed. Details and results of this program for the recent 7 years are reported.
工学教育 54(2), 37-44, 2006-03-20
Japanese Society for Engineering Education