Red Feather Thermal Storage Project

NAU CEIAS Mechanical Engineering Capstone, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Creating a safe, environmentally friendly thermal storage device for the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation

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Project Description:

For their capstone project, Team 20F02 was asked to create a thermal storage device capable of heating a house to 50 Degrees Fahrenheit. This device should be capable of replacing old wood and gas stoves, which can lead to health concerns in addition to having a negative effect on the environment.


Progress so far:

As of April 2021, the team has completed their capstone project. This includes construction of the system prototype as well as their final report and poster, which are included on the Documents Page. Images of the team's work during the second semester can be found in the Photo Gallery, while packages including all CAD parts, drawings, and assembly files can be found in the CAD Repository.
Thanks to Chuck Vallance, Dr. Sarah Oman, Dr. David Trevas, and Terry Smith for their guidance and support throughout this project.
Thanks also to anyone else who takes interest in this work in the future. Hopefully this website will provide a useful starting guide for any future capstone projects.

Our Sponsors:

  • Faculty Advisors:
    Dr. David Trevas
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, project advisor (Fall 2020).
    Dr. Sarah Oman
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, project advisor (Spring 2021).

Learn more about the group behind the project:

Meet the Team

Useful Links:

Project Information contains further details on the project and links to other pages. Documents includes links to a repository of relevant project documents.