G. Open-Ended Problems

The following are summaries for open-ended problems that have been used as term problems at the University of Michigan. The complete problem statement of the problems can be found on the CRE Web site, Web Appendix G (http://www.umich.edu/~elements/5e/appendix/DVDROM-Appendix-G.pdj).

G.1 ChemE Car

Each year, the finals of the ChemE Car competition is held at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). To be able to compete in the finals, a student chapter must qualify at a regional competition, which is held in the spring. The competition is to design and build a small car that is powered by a chemical reaction, fits in no more than a very large shoebox, carries a specified amount of water ...

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