Remote operation of the Scott axial turbofan via the World Wide Web
The Technovate 9005 is a Scott axial turbofan wind tunnel used in an aerodynamic measurements laboratory at the University of Central Florida Students use this wind tunnel to perform experiments concerned with the fluid dynamics of air streams. This apparatus, as manufactured, is operated by direct human control. The data is gathered by direct observation and hand recorded. In this project, the entire system is converted to computer automated control, and the controlling software is accessible via the World Wide Web. From the WWW access page, the experimenter is able to fully set the experimental parameters, run the experiment, and receive real time data, which can be fed into the particular solution the student has set up for the experimental result. The data can be viewed from a Graphical User Interface Virtual Instrument, which is configurable by the user, and also fed into any analysis program the student chooses. This represents a comprehensive, remotely accessible engineering measurements experiment, with experiment control, data acquisition, and data processing all accessible and programmable on-line through the world-wide web. This means that students can participate in an experiment without having to be present in the Jab, can have multiple runs of the experiment, greater flexibility in data processing, and can have immediate access to the data
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering;Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic;Engineering -- Study and teaching;Internet in higher education
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
McFarlane, Robert M., "Remote operation of the Scott axial turbofan via the World Wide Web" (2001). HIM 1990-2015. 298.