Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
6.673.1 - 6.673.3
Laboratory Remote Operation: Features and Opportunities
Jim Henry University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Abstract A number of laboratory experiments have been made available for remote operation via the Internet. These include some of the standard unit operations and controls systems laboratory stations. This paper looks at the features (or positive aspects or benefits or advantages) of these developments and the opportunities (or negative aspects or costs or disadvantages) of these developments. The paper presents and discusses both the student’s viewpoints and the instructor’s viewpoints.
Remote Operation of Laboratory Experiments
Various experiments have been remotely at UTC since 1995. These are accessible on the Web at http://chem.engr.utc.edu. The scheme for this is shown in Figure 1. In most of the systems, the remote students user can access the experimental system with a conventional web browser. The Web site has "forms" that ask for parameters for the experiment to be run. When the user clicks on the "Run Experiment" button, the information is sent to the lab station via the internet. The lab station (on a first-come, first-served basis) runs the experiment and returns the results in graphical and tabular format to the user. Figure 1. Diagram of internet connectivity to lab The lab stations are connected to the experiments Internet and available for users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The stations available include six stations for system dynamics and controls labs and five for unit operations labs.
The system dynamics and controls experiments include a shell-and-tube heat exchanger, a pump and tank system, a motor-generator set, a blower and duct system and a pump and piping
Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright 2001, American Society for Engineering Education
Henry, J. (2001, June), Laboratory Remote Operation: Features And Opportunities Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9499
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