Date

3-2013

Degree Name

BS in General Engineering

Department

Biomedical and General Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Robert Crockett

Abstract

This report describes the final design and analysis of a laptop cooling case as a marketable product for a group of entrepreneurial marketing student based out of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Background market research and empirical measurements were taken in order to confirm that this would be a marketable product worth designing. Then previous solutions were researched in order to identity weaknesses and strengths. After rigorous research, it was determined that a passive cooling system, in which channels directed airflow to the computer fan would be the best system in terms of functionality, performance, and cost. A variety of models were constructed and tested, as theoretical calculations could not be relied upon to divulge the correct information regarding the structure. This was a critical design progression that accumulated into the final design concept. This project combined different principles of mechanical, manufacturing and computer engineering as well as marketing and business techniques to provide a final design that would be a viable product to sell.