Mink Drink

Jonathan Schmidt, Brian Smies, and Jason Wyenberg

Students designed a livestock drinking water distribution system for a mink farm operating in Wisconsin. The objective of the distribution system was to eliminate problems relating to freeze-up occurring during the cold winter months, while minimizing water and energy usage. The overall system of heaters, pumps, reservoirs, and piping needed to be designed for reliability and ease of maintenance.

 Mathematical Model.