Natural Convection Experiment on a Wire in Water by Determining the Temperature Coefficient of Resistance of Nichrome Wires
Reference: TCR (Acronym)
Student: Arman Yaranuş
Electrical resistance is a function of temperature. The temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of a material is defined by the resistance change factor per degree of temperature change. In the temperature range of our interest, TCR is assumed to be constant. By measuring the resistance of a wire, therefore, the temperature of the wire can be obtained.
This project is composed of two parts. The first one is to determine TCR of Nichrome wires, and the second is to build an experimental setup for natural convection on the wire in water using the TCR value.
- Determining the temperature coefficient of resistance of Nichrome wires.
- Building an experimental setup for natural convection on the wire in water.
- Conducting experiments and comparing the results with those in literature.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Carefulness in experimental work