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Engineering Classics

by Cathy Swift
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The materials listed here received Engineering Classics awards from 2004 onward.

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Thermal Power Plant Micro Module

Added 03/24/2011
This learning object discusses and provides animations of the basic processes and components in a thermal electric power plant. It is comprised of two main parts: 1) Rankine cycle descriptions and animations, and 2) a Rankine cycle calculator. Cycle descriptions and animations include the Carnot cycle, the basic Rankine cycle, and advanced Rankine cycles with reheating and feedwater heating.


Added 03/24/2011
This learning tool, with impressive graphics and animations, provides extensive examples, some theory, and engaging activities, such as games to assist instructors and learners in “Mechanics of Materials,” a basic course in civil and mechanical engineering. Its major strengths are the impressive visualizations and animations included in the examples. Students can improve their skills by engaging in interactive exercises and games. Whether it is used in the classroom or on a student's personal computer, this "courseware" package introduces difficult concepts with excellent graphics and thorough explanations. MecMovies also received the 2004 Premier Award from NEEDS, the National Engineering Education Delivery System, an honor bestowed upon only one or two software packages each year. To see a video with the award winning author, go to View MecMovies video

The Semiconductor Applet Service

Added 03/24/2011
This site provies a large collection of simulations, animations, and tutorials on semiconductor and device physics, and semiconductor device manufacture and operation. This material includes topics ranging from crystal structure and electronic energy bands through device fabrication to circuit design and simulation. The interactivity of the applets encourages students to explore effects of changing parameters on the operation of devices.

Internal Combustion Engine

Added 03/24/2011
Internal Combustion Engine was developed to be an addition to a senior level internal combustion engine class. It contains text that reviews the subject matter and 21 applets that perform simple calculations. The Engine Performance applets under the Thermodynamic section are the most involved.
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