June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Property lookups are a critical element of undergraduate engineering thermodynamics courses. A student focus on the process of property lookups, however, can serve to obfuscate higher level learning objectives and analysis. We discuss application of PYroMat, an open-source, Python-based thermodynamic lookup package, to simplify property lookups and enable students to focus on deeper investigation of core concepts. While PYroMat has previously been reported as a classroom tool, the present study reports on development of a set of online calculators based on the PYroMat package to eliminate the need for students to learn programming skills alongside the thermodynamics content. We believe that dissemination of these tools has the potential to facilitate student learning and encourage exploration.
Ranalli, J., & Martin, C. R., & Moore, J. P. (2019, June), An Online Tool for Facilitating Thermodynamic Property Lookups Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32083
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