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Title: Development Of Excel Add-in Modules For Use In Thermodynamics Curriculum: Steam And Ideal Gas Properties PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Huguet, Jesse
Taylor, Robert
Woodbury, Keith
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: For engineering graduates entering the job market, experience with appropriate computational tools and techniques is increasingly necessary. Therefore, the University of Alabama's Mechanical Engineering Department is introducing students to computational problem solving earlier in their college careers by developing Microsoft Excel-based modules to be used as teaching tools in the sophomore and junior-level thermodynamics and heat transfer courses. The MS Excel package was chosen as a software platform for this purpose because of its ubiquitous nature and its ability to utilize Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros in a spreadsheet format. In the sophomore-level thermodynamics course, much of the class material focuses on the properties of steam and ideal gases. Therefore, a suite of Microsoft Excel functions to compute steam and ideal gas properties and assist in analyzing properties of states and processes has been developed. A number of Excel packages that pertained to the computation of steam properties were already available in the public domain. In a companion paper1, these packages were compared and Magnus Holmgrens Xsteam functions were chosen as a starting point for the current project.
LC Classification: Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Heat engines -- Theory of heat engines. Thermodynamics
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Hydraulic machinery -- Conveying of gases, liquids and solids by means of steam, air, or water
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Thermodynamics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Technical School Second Cycle
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Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-09 03:00:07 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-14 16:36:43 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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