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ChemE Car That Cud: AIChE ChemE Car Engineering Design Proposal, The

thesis
posted on 01.01.2019, 00:00 by Thomas Christensen II
The ChemE Car That Cud showcases Wyoming’s dominant industries of agriculture and mining by utilizing rumen fluid from a cannulated beef cow to generate hydrogen to be used in a hydrogen fuel cell and radioactive cesium, a byproduct of uranium that is often obtained from Wyoming’s mines, to time the car’s stop. The concentration of cesium-137 source is measured using the radioactive decay of cesium shielded by aluminum. The painted aluminum chassis was obtained from a previous team at UW, and modified using plastic k’nex toys to adapt to the current power source and stopping mechanism.

History

Advisor

Bagley, David

ISO

eng

Language

English

Publisher

University of Wyoming. Libraries

Collection

Honors Theses AY 18/19