2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings
2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23
A methodology is being developed for transforming physical experiments from the undergraduate thermo-fluids laboratory into a web-based virtual experiments. Important characteristics of physical experiments are identified in order to preserve them in physical to virtual domain mapping. Several commercially available software are employed to incorporate in the web-based experiments characteristics such as recreation of physical phenomenon in the virtual domain, measurement of physical quantities on a computer screen, assembly of virtual probes and coupling of the virtual experiment with a data acquisition software. A virtual reality software has been incorporated to enable web-based students to navigate through the virtual laboratory, and perform the virtual experiment on-line. The web-based virtual experiment module has the potential of becoming a building block for virtual laboratories for web-based undergraduate engineering programs.
Original Publication Citation
Chaturvedi, S. K., McKenzie, R., Akan, O. A., & Priyadershini, A. (2004). Mapping of thermo-fluids laboratory experiments into web-based experiments. Paper presented at the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chaturvedi, Sushil; McKenzie, Rick; Akan, O. A.; and Priyadershini, A., "Mapping of Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiments Into Web-Based Experiments" (2004). Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 85.