The Development of an Innovative Interactive e-Learning System in Computational Thermal-Hydraulics for Engineers
Chun-Chieh Liu, Department of Information Management, I-Shou University., Taiwan ; Chih-Tzung Hung, Tzu-Chen Hung, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, I-Shou University., Taiwan ; Bau-Shei Pei, Department of Engineering and System Science, Tsing Hua University., Taiwan ; Lu Zhang, School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems, DePaul University., United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
When comes to educating and training engineers, the main focus should be on developing their abilities to establish the physical model and analyze the phenomena. Unfortunately, so far most teaching methods still emphasize on deriving equations in the classroom. Students' learning motivation and curiosity could be seriously defeated due to the sophisticate and hard deriving progress in order to obtain the solution. In view of this, the present study aims at the development of a web-based learning system in thermal-hydraulics. This system integrates the mature CFD technology with either local or the internet. This innovative concept expects to provide the engineers rapidly and efficiently understanding the thermal-hydraulic phenomena. The main structure of the system includes the Graphic Post-Processor, learning topics of fluid flow and heat transfer, database, CFD workstation, etc. The demonstration of this innovative system has successfully shown that users can efficiently acquire knowledge in the course of thermal-hydraulics through our internet-based learning system.
Liu, C.C., Hung, C.T., Hung, T.C., Pei, B.S. & Zhang, L. (2006). The Development of an Innovative Interactive e-Learning System in Computational Thermal-Hydraulics for Engineers. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2852-2857). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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