Students design passive solar homes for ME class

December 07, 2016

Solar home

Trine University sophomores, from left, Jimmy Halvorsen of Zionsville, Austin Mazura of Westfield, Justin McConnell of Auburn and Josh Cerda of Fayette, Ohio, stand with the model home they designed for competition in the university’s MAE 202 class. The group had the best home out of five submitted. Mechanical engineering majors were tasked with designing a 1/12-scale model home designed to maintain an internal temperature between 74 and 80 degrees using only passive solar heating and the design of the home. Other factors considered included cost and weight. A lamp with four 1,000-watt bulbs was used to simulate sunlight to test the designs. As part of the project, students in the class toured Cardinal Glass Industries in Fremont, which donated glass for students to use in their model homes.

Photo by Dean Orewiler

News Information

Read More

All News
Liu

Trine professor certified as robotics instructor

March 4, 2024

John Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine University’s Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has earned certification as a FANUC robotics instructor after a year of training and examinations.

1/3
Trine seal

Trine extends FAFSA priority filing deadline

March 4, 2024

Due to issues nationwide with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Trine University has extended its priority filing deadline to March 15.

2/3
Cat Benson PGA Award

Indiana PGA honors Benson with Strausbaugh Award

February 29, 2024

The Indiana Section PGA recognized Catherine (Cat) Benson, dean of Trine University’s Ketner School of Business, with its Bill Strausbaugh Award on Monday in Muncie, Indiana.

3/3