Learning Resources edit
- Steam tables allow us to calculate properties of steam, and are much more effective when accompanied by graphs. The tables are about 50% complete, but we need wikiquizzes so that students can demonstrate proficiency.
- The Compressibility factor is an underdeveloped Wikiversity resource tells us the extent to which steam obeys the Ideal gas law.
- The Joule-Thomson effect is under construction, but Wikipedia's Joule-Thomson effect isn't bad. Eventually we want to develop this resource and include it, with wikiquizzes, in a college course.
- Quizzes (We need a lot more. Please contribute because if we had this many we could begin to significantly reduce the cost required to educate engineers.)
- Gallery of images for future use by editors.
External resources edit
- CoolProp CoolProp is an open-source database of fluid and humid air properties. It claims to have been formulated based on the most accurate formulations in open literature, validated against the most accurate data available from the relevant references.
- Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems (NIST) is probably the best on the web for making Steam tables at all pressures.
- Wikibooks Engineering Thermodynamics
- LearnChemE screencasts on Thermodynamics
- Engineering Thermodynamics - A Graphical Approach by Israel Urieli
- http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/fluid/ generates large steam tables, but in form difficult to convert into files that can be read by a computer
References and Footnotes edit
- Attributed to Lawrence Henderson, perhaps 1917 (http://todayinsci.com/H/Henderson_Lawrence/HendersonLawrence-SteamQuote800px.htm). Milton Kerker looks at both sides of this question in "Science and the Steam Engine" Technology and Culture Vol. 2, No. 4 (Autum 1961) pp.381-390 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3100893