Technical Report 27, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge

Process Dynamics and Control Experiment Performed Across the Atlantic

ref: Technical Report 27, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge

Authors: Anders Selmer, Mike J. Goodson, Markus Kraft, Siddhartha Sen, Faye McNeill, Barry S. Johnston, and Clark K. Colton

Associated Theme: Weblabs

Abstract

At the University of Cambridge, UK, we have developed, used, and evaluated a new exercise in Process Dynamics and Control incorporating a web-based experiment physically located at MIT. We describe the experimental equipment, the interface used, the new exercise, and report on the student evaluation. The successful realization of this exercise shows that the technology is available and sufficiently stable to perform complex educational experiments over the Internet. The exercise was appreciated by the students, as was shown by positive responses to the course evaluation questionnaire.

Material from this preprint has been published in: Chemical Engineering Education 39 (3), 232-237, (2005)

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