Thesis Defense by Kayla Daniels on April 25th

Space Studies Master’s student, Kayla Daniels, will defend her thesis as follows.  Please show your support by attending.

When: Tuesday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m. (Central DST)

Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111

Title: “Thermal Performance Analysis of the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) with Respect to Tubing Geometry”

About the topic: This thesis compares heat transfer rates between the EMU LCVG circular cross-section tubing against a tubing geometry with a larger contact surface area.  The selected tubing geometry for analysis was a semi-circle cross-section.  Due to the larger surface contact area between the skin and tubing, it was postulated that higher heat transfer rates would be calculated when compared to the EMU LCVG tubing.  A tubing geometry able to provide higher heat transfer rates suggests that the wearer will be able to operate the systems at a warmer temperature while receiving the necessary thermal regulation from the garment.

About the presenter:   Kayla Daniels graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Applied Meteorology.   In the summer of 2018, she completed an internship in Houston, TX with ILC Dover as a Design Engineer.  She now works as an Associate Engineering Technologist at ILC Dover in DE where she inspects spacesuit items and supports spacesuit design and testing.

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