Prof. Valery Ochkov, Mathematical packages and problems of knowledge transfer in the field of mechanical and thermal engineering

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013 12:00 - 13:00

Location: SEMS Seminar Room (adjacent to School Office)

Prof. Valery Ochkov,
National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”,
Moscow, Russia

“Mathematical packages and problems of knowledge transfer in the field of mechanical and thermal engineering”

The presentation will encompass the results of the development of the network-open interactive database of thermophysical and mechanical properties of substances and materials. The database involves an Internet site containing pages created by Mathcad. It contains three types of information:
i) “live” calculations by the provided mathematical equations including approved formulations for the thermphysical properties of substances (for example, IAPWS* formulations or any Reference equation of state),
ii) “live” tables of thermophysical properties of substances and
iii) “live” plots and nomograms of thermophysical properties
iiii) “cloud” functions of properties for mathematical packages
iiiii) “cloud” solutions for IAPWS* and others institutions

Methods of animation and opening the “paper” reference books on the Internet were developed.

Interactive Web database calculations of processes and devices in thermal engineering will be illustrated. This database is using the concept of cloud computing and represents the interface of the information technologies and thermal engineering processes. We believe that the developed data product provides one of the solutions to the problem of knowledge transfer to future generations. This is a main problem for academic institutions as well as industrial organizations, who have collected a great number of software programs within the last 30-40 years (the “nightmare” problem of inherited software).

*IAPWS, the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.

Contact:Lorenzo Botto