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Performing Interactively A Thermo Fluids Laboratory Experiment In The Virtual Domain

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Conference

2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Computers in ME

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

8.925.1 - 8.925.12

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https://peer.asee.org/11744

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76

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Sushil Chaturvedi

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Performing Interactively a Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiment in the Virtual Domain

S. K. Chaturvedi, A. O. Akan, T. Abdel-Salam and A. Priyadershini College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Abstract

This paper deals with the development of an experiment in the virtual domain for the

undergraduate thermo-fluids laboratory in the mechanical engineering program. A physical

experiment titled “Venturimeter as a Flow Measuring Device” is replicated as a computer-based

experiment as part of the ongoing effort at Old Dominion University to develop web-based

laboratories that would provide students hands-on experience in the virtual domain. A web-based

module is developed that allows experimentation and data taking in a virtual setting much like in

the physical experiment. This module incorporating the virtual venturimeter has been used by

students to take data for several flow rates to determine the coefficient of venturimeter as a

function of Reynolds number. The proposed virtual module will provide impetus for development

of virtual engineering laboratories which in turn may make it possible offering of web-based

undergraduate engineering programs at Old Dominion University.

Introduction

Rapid developments in computer, communication, and internet technologies have opened

new pathways to information and knowledge. Virtual classrooms, televised and online courses,

video-help sessions, virtual-collaborative learning environments, e-campus, and virtual labs have

become the buzzwords of academia. These emerging learning tools have provided a wide array of

Chaturvedi, S. (2003, June), Performing Interactively A Thermo Fluids Laboratory Experiment In The Virtual Domain Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11744

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