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Title: Power Plant Analysis with Mathcad PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Christopher, Jason
Maixner, Michael
Parks, Adam
Sharma, Vipul
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The requirement to continually update property values manually can seriously hinder the learning and design processes in more advanced thermodynamics courses; the problem is further compounded when two or more working fluids are involved, as in a combined cycle. The pedagogical benefit of such an academic exercise would be greatly enhanced if students were relieved of the requirement to manually update property values, allowing them to concentrate on the more global aspects of the design process. Recent freeware Mathcad function worksheets, still in development, allow automatic updating of property values in response to changing input parameters, thereby permitting rapid assessment of system response to changes in one or several parameters (turbine pressure ratio, ambient conditions, cooling water temperature, boiler pressure, etc.). The function worksheets, in conjunction with Mathcads intrinsic ability to handle units, has helped to streamline and enhance the analysis of more advanced thermodynamic systems. Recent experience in the application of these worksheets in more complex systems is reviewed, and suggestions for their implementation are made.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Building construction -- Buildings: Construction with reference to use -- Factories and mills. Industrial plants -- Power plants
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Heat engines -- Theory of heat engines. Thermodynamics
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Power generation
Mechanical engineering -- Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-07 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-15 08:41:46 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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