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ERIC Number: EJ829452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
The Development and Deployment of a Virtual Unit Operations Laboratory
Vaidyanath, Sreeram; Williams, Jason; Hilliard, Marcus; Wiesner, Theodore
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n2 p144-152 Spr 2007
Computer-simulated experiments offer many benefits to engineering curricula in the areas of safety, cost, and flexibility. We report our experience in developing and deploying a computer-simulated unit operations laboratory, driven by the guiding principle of maximum fidelity to the physical lab. We find that, while the up-front investment in terms of labor in virtual laboratory development is substantial, the benefits of augmenting a physical laboratory with computer-simulations can justify the investment. (Contains 6 figures and 1 footnote.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: cee@che.ufl.edu; Website: http://cee.che.ufl.edu/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A