Title

Temperature Regulation in Heavy Performance Uniforms

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Every year (especially during the summer months), performing in a heavy uniform such as a mascot suit poses a significant health risk to the wearer, which includes heat exhaustion and heatstroke. There indeed have been cases of death under harsh circumstances. Creating an efficient way to keep the wearer cool during their time in the suit is imperative to their safety and well-being. We are going to design a device that will cool down the wearer of such a uniform. The device will consist of a silicone-copper tubing system with a heat exchanging system to remove heat energy from the circulated water. The heat exchanging system will consist of a section of copper tubing submerged in a separate ice water bank. When the water in the tubes is circulated by a small water pump, heat energy will be transferred from the circulated water to the ice water bank via the copper tubing. The water will then return to the silicon tubing which will be in contact with the wearer’s skin. This system will all be confined to a small bag that can be worn on a person's back.

Location

HSS 113

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

Yes

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Apr 2nd, 11:45 AM

Temperature Regulation in Heavy Performance Uniforms

HSS 113

Every year (especially during the summer months), performing in a heavy uniform such as a mascot suit poses a significant health risk to the wearer, which includes heat exhaustion and heatstroke. There indeed have been cases of death under harsh circumstances. Creating an efficient way to keep the wearer cool during their time in the suit is imperative to their safety and well-being. We are going to design a device that will cool down the wearer of such a uniform. The device will consist of a silicone-copper tubing system with a heat exchanging system to remove heat energy from the circulated water. The heat exchanging system will consist of a section of copper tubing submerged in a separate ice water bank. When the water in the tubes is circulated by a small water pump, heat energy will be transferred from the circulated water to the ice water bank via the copper tubing. The water will then return to the silicon tubing which will be in contact with the wearer’s skin. This system will all be confined to a small bag that can be worn on a person's back.