June 22, 2003
June 22, 2003
June 25, 2003
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APPLICATION OF INTERACTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTER MODULES IN ENGINEERING LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTS
Abhishek D. Gupta, Anthony E. Bruzas and Jorge E. Gatica Department of Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University
This paper demonstrates a way of applying JAVA, a platform independent computer language, for Computer Aided instruction in Engineering. An interactive instructional computer module related to Unit Operations in Engineering is formulated for in a game like environment. The modules are tested for their flexibility, portability, and security. The results indicate that JAVA-based instructional/simulation modules can become one the chief teaching/training tools of the decade.
The main object of this paper is to demonstrate the suitability of JAVA to develop platform independent interactive teaching modules. The case-study selected to illustrate this concept focuses on technical calculations, analysis, improvement, scaling-up and development of mixing processes and equipment. The product enables chemical and process engineers to visualize mixing processes and to calculate process parameters for single- and two- phase systems, power consumption and circulation rates. The module is developed with two goals in mind: be interactive to keep the students attention while demonstrating important design concepts, and be flexible enough to fit different teaching styles and be practical to across-the-discipline instructors.
Several dimensionless groups that are commonly used to characterize fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena in mixing operations. These dimensionless variables are ultimately combined to yield a general set of design equations for mixers.
When designing agitated vessels, an important dimensionless quantity that needs to be considered is the Reynolds number, NRe,mix
ρND 2 N Re, mix = µ
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Gatica, J., & Bruzas, A., & Gupta, A. (2003, June), Application Of Interactive Instructional Computer Modules In Engineering Laboratory Enviroments Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11991
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