0

Computerized Educational Program in Turbomachinery FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
Philippe Léotard, Samuel Roy, Frédéric Gaulard, Torsten H. Fransson

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Paper No. 98-GT-415, pp. V005T16A004; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/98-GT-415
From:
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7866-8
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME

abstract

The recent astonishing progress in computerized sciences have given birth to multimedia, an electronic revolution sometimes compared to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. The application of multimedia to education is one of the pre-eminent challenges of the future for academic and industrial institutions. It will certainly dramatically increase both teaching and learning capabilities.

Turbomachines traditionally belong to a scientific field of high technology. Education in the field of turbomachinery is however today principally performed in a traditional way, via lectures, calculation exercises and laboratory experiments. The use of multimedia technology opens up possibilities, which did not previously exist, to perform systematic parameter studies and calculations in undergraduate education, so that the students are able to get a taste of the physical variables that govern the phenomena lectured.

A “Multimedia Educational Package” within the sector Turbomachinery has been developed. This tool, available on CD-ROM and partially on Internet, mainly focuses at present on Thermodynamic Cycles, Turbomachines and Measuring Techniques in Thermal Engineering.

Interactivity is the key concept of the program. The knowledge assimilated by the user is assessed via multiple choice questions with guided answers. Various aspects of the developed model are also integrated in a Turbomachinery Graduate Curriculum.

Numerous tests have already been carried out during lectures, with a positive response from the students. Both students and teachers profoundly believe that, if combined with traditional education, this multimedia tool will enhance not only the knowledge of students, but also their interest in this field. As far as the authors are aware this is the most comprehensive multimedia educational package for turbomachines which presently exists. Figure 1 shows the introductory interface of this package and Fig. 2 an example of a simulation of velocity triangles in the “Turbomachines City”.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
Topics: Turbomachinery
This article is only available in the PDF format.

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In