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Abstract Title: Creating a Nitinol Engine To Study the Thermodynamic Cycle
Abstract: We have developed a simple Nitinol Engine allowing studying to visualize and study a complete thermodynamic cycle.  The engine works similarly a piston, where the force vs. piston position can be measured for the complete cycle, allowing comparisons to the work done by the engine and a measurement of the engine efficiency.  This experiment can be used in both an introductory physics laboratory or an advanced laboratory.
Abstract Type: Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Robert D. Polak
Dept of Physics, Loyola University Chicago
Room 300, Cudahy Science Hall
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 773 508-3529
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andrew Fischer and Jared Rafferty
Dept of Physics, Loyola University Chicago