To provide remote-access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. These Virtual Labs would cater to students at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as to research scholars.
Virtual Labs will provide to the students the result of an experiment by one of the following methods (or possibly a combination)
Modeling the physical phenomenon by a set of equations and carrying out simulations to yield the result of the particular experiment. This can, at-the-best, provide an approximate version of the ‘real-world’ experiment.
Providing measured data for virtual lab experiments corresponding to the data previously obtained by measurements on an actual system.
Remotely triggering an experiment in an actual lab and providing the student the result of the experiment through the computer interface. This would entail carrying out the actual lab experiment remotely.
Broad Areas of Virtual Labs: Electronics & Communications, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences
Science faculty throughout the world are adopting virtual labs to engage students in learning through active participation rather than passive observation. Technological advances, combined with bandwidth maturity and mobile access make virtual labs an increasingly viable part of the teaching and learning.
We invite you through this site to learn about current and innovative virtual labs technologies, lab experiments, and simulations used in teaching the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines in higher education.
What You'll Find Here:
The use of leading edge Virtual labs in the teaching and learning process.
A "one-stop-shop" for a growing collection of free and fee-based virtual labs.
Advice with links to a wide range of additional Science, Engineering, and Math resources and materials on Virtual Labs.
Exciting teaching experience using virtual labs
Innovative lab protocols and simulations
Exemplary Practices in CSU virtual labs
Earth / Environmental Science lab
SkillsCommons’ mission is to accelerate the democratization of education for all through open educational services and resources enabling individuals, communities, educational institutions, organizations, and businesses to prepare people for successful employment in the 21st Century.
The CSULB-MERLOT strategy is to develop SkillsCommons.org services to:
Capture and preserve instructional and program support materials produced and/or used by TAACCCT grantees to deliver their innovative workforce development programs
Enable discovery of the SkillsCommons.org materials so others can easily reuse the materials to accelerate and expand access to workforce development programs.
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With over 700 institutions contributing to the repository, the open library of materials at SkillsCommons.org will expand over the next few years. New features are being developed that will allow end-users to better preview courses and materials in the repository.
PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source (see our source code). Multiple sponsors support the PhET project, enabling these resources to be free to all students and teachers.
The OLabs is based on the idea that lab experiments can be taught using the Internet, more efficiently and less expensively. The labs can also be made available to students with no access to physical labs
The features include :
Content aligned to NCERT/CBSE and State Board Syllabus.
Physics, Chemistry, Biology Labs from Class 9 to Class 12. English and Maths lessons for Class 9 and 10.
Interactive simulations, animations and lab videos.
The concepts and understanding of the experiment.
The ability to perform, record and learn experiments - anywhere, anytime, and individualised practice in all areas of experimentation.
The Virtual Lab is an online simulation of a chemistry lab. It is designed to help students link chemical computations with authentic laboratory chemistry. The lab allows students to select from hundreds of standard reagents (aqueous) and manipulate them in a manner resembling a real lab. List of virtual labs:
Oxidation/Reduction and Electrochemistry
Analytical Chemistry/Lab Techniques
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Gives users the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics.
Online implementation of several NAAP simulations from the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning.
Chem1 Virtual Textbook
Reference text for general chemistry.
Provides a virtual model kit, chemistry demonstration videos, and liberal arts chemistry essays.
A collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests.
Chemix is an online editor for drawing science lab diagrams and school experiment apparatus. The app provides easy sketching for both students and teachers.
A chemical reaction modeling and simulation app.
Simulations from the National Science Foundation covering solubility, kinetics, atomic interactions, gas laws, equilibrium, acid base, photoelectric effect, and atomic emissions. more...
NOVA Labs is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration. From predicting solar storms and constructing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movement and designing RNA molecules, NOVA Labs participants can conduct investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, and focuses on a different area of active research. But all of them illustrate key concepts with engaging and informative videos and guide participants as they answer scientific questions or design solutions to current problems.
Labs in the Classroom
There are many ways to bring NOVA Labs into your classroom, after school program, day camp, or other educational program. Every Lab presents a particular subject and allows teens to develop their own questions and investigations around that subject.
Each Lab includes an activity where you will explore a new data set and/or scientific phenomenon. While the challenges will vary—some being more open-ended, others being more structured and game-like—they will all encourage users to conduct their own scientific analyses and investigations.
As part of its mission to advance excellent teaching in American schools, Annenberg Learner funds and distributes educational video programs – with coordinated online and print materials – for the professional development of K-12 teachers. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home, with videos that exemplify excellent teaching. Annenberg Learner also partners with impactful organizations to provide other means of achieving this goal. As part of the Annenberg Foundation, Learner supports the Foundation’s mission to encourage the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
K-12 educators, students, and lifelong learners may access Annenberg Learner resources for free at Learner.org. Colleges and universities must purchase a license to use Learner materials in their courses.
HHMI BioInteractive brings the power of real science stories into tens of thousands of high school and undergraduate life science classrooms.
Our stories anchor a variety of classroom resources based on peer-reviewed science. From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, our resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and instill awe and wonder about the living world.
In addition, the BioInteractive website provides educators with planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines, and professional learning materials and opportunities to deepen their scientific and pedagogical expertise.
Our resources and tools reflect current knowledge of how students learn and evidence-based strategies for supporting engagement and inclusion.
We also believe inspiration, curiosity, and love of the natural world should be nurtured outside of the classroom, and we partner with filmmakers to bring high-quality science films to everyone.
The Genetic Science Learning Center is a great place to visit to explore and learn about cells, heredity, DNA, genes, natural selection, etc. The Learn.Genetics part of the site is geared to students, teachers, and the general public. It delivers educational materials on genetics, bioscience, and health topics.
GENETICS: BASIC GENETICS, PIGEON BREEDING: GENETICS AT WORK, EPIGENETICS, GENETIC SCIENCE, CELL BIOLOGY, AMAZING CELLS, STEM CELLS, CLONING, PLANTS, FLOWERING PLANTS & THEIR POLLINATORS, COTTON, INSECT HERBIVORES VS. PLANTS, ECOLOGY, THE HUMAN, MICROBIOME, MODEL EARTH, ASTROBIOLOGY, EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: GREAT SALT LAKE, EVOLUTION, DNA & THE UNITY OF LIFE, HUMAN HEALTH, METABOLISM: FROM FOOD TO FUEL, PRECISION MEDICINE, GENETIC DISORDERS, FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY, GENE THERAPY, NEUROSCIENCE, BASIC NEUROSCIENCE, SENSORY SYSTEMS, MEMORY, ATTENTION, & DISTRACTION, ADDICTION: GENETICS & THE BRAIN, SCIENCE TOOLS, VIRTUAL LABS & MATHEMATICS
The Molecular Workbench (MW) software:
Is a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science.
Provides an authoring system for instructional designers to create
and publish model and simulation-based curriculum materials.
Delivers an interactive learning environment that supports
Is free and open-source.
MW covers a range of topics, including:
Properties of Materials
States of Matter
The Genetic Code
Our website is home to thousands of free-to-access, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Science faculty around the world are adopting innovative online and virtual labs technologies, lab experiments and simulations that engage students in learning through active participation. The Virtual Labs project can support institutions' initiatives to reduce enrollment bottleneck courses for students that are created by insufficient wet lab facilities for laboratory learning. . This site serves as a teachings commons on the use of virtual labs in teaching and learning and provides faculty a "one-stop-shop" to review the available and free virtual labs.
SkillsCommons is a free and open online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.
The steady decline of enrollment of young people in science and the shortage of engineers is cause for concern. More young people need to choose engineering or science as a career and making that choice depends on access to the necessary science, mathematics, technology, and engineering (STEM) curriculum. And it is in this endeavor that this page will serve as a platform for
GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
A personalized learning resource for all ages
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. We focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there's no limit to what they can learn next!
This website is primarily a free Maths resource for pupils, adult learners, parents and teachers.
The wealth of online resources include a course outline, formulae lists, past/practice SQA exam papers, theory guides, practice unit assessments, exam questions split into topics, mind maps, video links and step-by-step worked solutions to exam questions.
Passing the fast paced Higher Maths course significantly increases your career opportunities by helping you gain a place on a college/university course, apprenticeship or even landing a job. A ‘good’ pass at Higher Maths will set you up well for the AH Maths course next year should you be interested. Please do your very best to keep on top of your studies.
nanoHUB.org is the premier place for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. Our site hosts a rapidly growing collection of Simulation Programs for nanoscale phenomena that run in the cloud and are accessible through a web browser.
This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations.
ProofWiki is an online compendium of mathematical proofs! Our goal is the collection, collaboration and classification of mathematical proofs.
Desmos wants to build a world where every student learns math and loves learning math, where a student’s access to the power and beauty of math doesn't depend on their place of birth, race, ethnicity, gender, or any other aspect of their identity.
Our free suite of math software tools, including the renowned Desmos Graphing Calculator and Scientific Calculator, are used annually by over 40 million teachers and students around the world. Our tools power core math curricula for many of the world’s largest publishers, and our calculators are built into the majority of U.S. state-level assessments and digital college entrance exams. Desmos is also partnered with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the International Baccalaureate MYP, and NWEA
BLOSSOMS lessons engage students in observation, experiment and discussion. Problem solving activities stimulate students to think critically and to make connections that lead to “Aha!” moments. As students develop a deeper and richer understanding and intuition—what we sometimes call a gut feel for a concept—they gain the confidence and inspiration they need to continue their math and science education beyond high school.
BLOSSOMS is not alone in this effort. It is part of a movement called STEM Education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education. STEM is a new way of thinking about how to best prepare high school students for post-secondary education and participation in the modern economy, which more and more often requires people to think critically, work independently, and apply a wide set of sophisticated skills. BLOSSOMS aims to improve these in-demand skills and to increase student interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Free, Exquisite Linear Algebra eBooks at Your Commands. Dot product, cross product, scalar cross product, determinant, expanded matrix notation and other goodnesses.
Looking for new ways to teach STEM?
These free resources are available for you to infuse new ideas into your current curriculum.
Data Analytics Tools for STEM Teachers & Students - From the University of Maryland, this site offers information on how to integrate data analytics into your classroom curriculum.
Science Demonstrations for Young Learners - From the College of Science and Technology at Temple University, this site offers videos of fun science demonstrations for young students and children. New videos are added each month.
Science Experiments for All Around Your Home - Offers examples of science experiments that students can do at home.
Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM - Site that offers ideas and encouragement for females to explore careers in STEM.
CK12.org - For teachers this site includes lesson plans, pacing guides, differentiation guides, in-class presentations, etc., on 5000 math and science concepts. For students it has readings, videos, quizzes, sims, real world group activities, etc.
Understanding Science — How science really works – site from the UC Berkeley that helps to explain the scientific process with links for teacher resources for primary, middle school, high school and even undergraduate students.
Rubistar — Create rubrics for your project-based learning activities – supported by a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers customizable rubrics for project-based activities in science, math, and other subjects...
BRING NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RESOURCES INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
National Geographic is proud to offer a wide assortment of professional learning opportunities for educators engaging with students from pre-K to post-secondary. Our programs and resources range from in-the-field projects to digital resources to online networks to grant opportunities and courses.
Get your students involved with our flagship programs both inside and outside the classroom. Your class can join virtual expeditions with National Geographic Explorers, and students can explore their own curiosity with our innovative challenges and competitions.
Our Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities. Many of our free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and reference materials have been curated into collections grounded in the bold and transformative approach that National Geographic takes around science, exploration and storytelling.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K-12 classrooms worldwide. Encourage lifelong learning for students and teachers alike with award-winning digital textbooks, high-quality content, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.
What does global climate change mean? What is the big deal with carbon? What is the greenhouse effect? How do we know the climate is changing? What is happening to the oceans? What else do we need to find out? Weather & Climate, Weather, Climate, Atmosphere, Air, Carbon, Greenhouse gases, Water, Oceans, Rivers. Lakes, Energy, Renewable energy, Fossil fuels, Plants & Animals, Plants, Animals
Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom. When teachers effectively integrate Gizmos into instruction they can take learning to new levels.
Over 400 math and science Gizmos gives everyone something to graph, measure, and compare. Even predict and prove. That's hundreds of opportunities where students don't just act like scientists and mathematicians.
Welcome to my online math tutorials and notes. The intent of this site is to provide a complete set of free online (and downloadable) notes and/or tutorials for classes that I teach at Lamar University. I've tried to write the notes/tutorials in such a way that they should be accessible to anyone wanting to learn the subject regardless of whether you are in my classes or not. In other words, they do not assume you've got any prior knowledge other than the standard set of prerequisite material needed for that class. In other words, it is assumed that you know Algebra and Trig prior to reading the Calculus I notes, know Calculus I prior to reading the Calculus II notes, etc.
Interactive STEM activities, free for your classroom
Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities. Since 1994, the Concord Consortium has been developing open educational resources that expand and deepen STEM inquiry with technology. These scientifically accurate models and activities have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other private and federal granting agencies, and developed by curriculum experts—so you know you can trust them in your classroom! Our cutting-edge tools and resources have brought STEM practices to life for over a million learners worldwide.
They’re all available to you for free!
New York State teachers can access a wealth of resources via this website including modules for teaching and sample curriculums.
This site was designed by the lead writers of the Common Core, is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. achievethecore.org was created in the spirit of collaboration. Please steal these tools and share them with others.
Successful STEM education is an empowering interdisciplinary approach that brings math and science concepts to life through challenging opportunities that mimic the complexities and excitement of the real world of STEM. Every teacher or parent can incorporate STEM into their classroom or home given the right resources, and that is where Vivify comes in! We love creating STEM materials and are excited to bring STEM to more classrooms and homes!
Science by Doing is an online secondary school program presenting science in an engaging, guided inquiry-based approach to lift student interest and understanding. It is free to all Australian students and teachers and comprehensively covers the Australian Curriculum for high school Science Years 7-10.
Developing wind turbines requires a smooth, continuous development process in which modeling and simulation plays a large role. From the earliest design phase to the automatic generation of production code, engineers need the ability to test new ideas in simulation and to quickly compare the performance of the new design to the requirements. Working in a single simulation environment can offer significant improvements over a traditional development process.
The model of a complete wind turbine (including mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems) will be used to show:
• How to link design and system specifications to tightly integrate the requirements into the design process
• How to develop system-level models that can detect integration issues before building hardware
• How to automatically run tests, evaluate the results, and document system performance
reSolve: Maths by Inquiry is an innovative national program that promotes relevant and engaging mathematics teaching and learning from Foundation to Year 10. It is a collaboration of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.
The reSolve Protocol underpins all aspects of the project and sets out a vision for teaching and learning mathematics.
Welcome to the Engineering Library. This Living Library is a principal hub of the LibreTexts project, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning. The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.
LearnChemE features chemical engineering education resources prepared by faculty for use by students and instructors. The resources were produced by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU)
This website is a segment of a Department of Labor grant awarded to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott. Iowa’s need for skilled engineering technology technicians is the driving force behind this project. Demand for engineering technology graduates remains high. The government projects that by the year 2018, Iowa’s advanced manufacturing segment alone will experience a shortage of 6,672 skilled workers due to older worker retirement and increasing need for Iowa products. This project seeks to meet this demand and provide a unique approach to learning about engineering technology.
This free ebook in PDF format is a revised and enlarged version of the first edition that was published in hard-cover format in 2001 by Prentice Hall.
Thermodynamics and Chemistry is designed as a textbook for a one-semester course in classical chemical thermodynamics at the graduate or undergraduate level, and can also serve as a supplementary text and thermodynamics reference source.
John H. Lienhard IV,
University of Houston
John H. Lienhard V, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This introduction to heat and mass transfer, oriented toward engineering students, may be downloaded without charge. The ebook is fully illustrated, typeset in searchable pdf format, with internal and external links.
From building simple algorithms to creating interactive plots and animations, MathStudio brings unprecedented computational power to your iPhone and iPad.
MathStudio brings unprecedented computational power to your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. From building simple algorithms to creating interactive plots and animations, MathStudio bridges the gap between technology and your imagination.
"It is a programming tour-de-force, and really does provide a substantial subset of the functionality of desktop powerhouses like Mathematica and Maple."
Rossman/Chance Applet Collection
INVESTIGATING STATISTICAL CONCEPTS, APPLICATIONS, AND METHODS
Using simulation‐based inference for learning introductory statistics
SageMath is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more. Access their combined power through a common, Python-based language or directly via interfaces or wrappers.
FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source. FreeMat is available under the GPL license.
Mathematical Modeling and Computational Calculus II
MMCC I and II focus on differential equation models because they are what scientists and engineers use to model processes involving change. Historically, this has presented a problem for science education because while the models are easy enough to create, solving the differential equations analytically usually requires advanced mathematical techniques and their clever application.
Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, sets, lists, vectors, matrices and tensors. Maxima yields high precision numerical results by using exact fractions, arbitrary-precision integers and variable-precision floating-point numbers. Maxima can plot functions and data in two and three dimensions.
ADMB project supports the application of automatic differentiation (AD) for solutions to non-linear statistical modeling and optimization problems.
Free engineering unit converter tool featuring:
Over 1,000 built-in units 95 engineering properties Multiple scientific notation systems Ability to control significant digits Choose from U.S. and metric (SI) units Copy the Knovel Unit Converter URL to easily share conversions and custom units with colleagues or team members Supports 22 common scientific math operators and functions (sine, cosine, tangent, …) Interconvert compound SI units
MatWeb's searchable database of material properties includes data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.
Energy2D is an interactive multiphysics simulation program that models all three modes of heat transfer—conduction, convection, and radiation, and their coupling with particle dynamics. Energy2D runs quickly on most computers and eliminates the switches among preprocessors, solvers, and postprocessors typically needed to perform computational fluid dynamics simulations. It allows you to design "computational experiments" to test a scientific hypothesis or solve an engineering problem without resorting to complex mathematics.
Engineers typically get to learn tools such as MATHEMATICA OR MATLAB in college. In the industry however, these packages are not available to most engineers at their workplace. The only numerical tool available to them is Excel, which often mistakenly perceived as a business tool only. However, Excel is a powerful tool for scientific computing and an excellent tool for engineers. This website shows how different kinds of computing and simulations can be performed using Excel.
Activity Manager is a project management tool. It helps a project leader to manage and check his collaborators activity. Simple to use, lightweight, but very efficient and customizable !
Activity Manager is open source software. You can use it and redistribute it freely
95 Manufacturing Terms You Need to Know
Lost in industry-specific jargon like CAPA, composites, and Kaizen? Explore this manufacturing glossary with over 80 manufacturing terms and definitions.
The RETScreen® Clean Energy Management Software platform enables low-carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
RETScreen Expert, an advanced premium version of the software, is available in Viewer mode completely free-of-charge.
NREL's PVWatts® Calculator
Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.
The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a free techno-economic software model that facilitates decision-making for people in the renewable energy industry
SAM can model many types of renewable energy systems:
Photovoltaic systems, from small residential rooftop to large utility-scale systems, Battery storage with Lithium ion, lead acid, or flow batteries for front-of-meter or behind-the-meter applications, Concentrating Solar Power systems for electric power generation, including parabolic trough, power tower, and linear Fresnel, Industrial process heat from parabolic trough and linear Fresnel systems, Wind power, from individual turbines to large wind farms, Marine energy wave and tidal systems, Solar water heating, Fuel cells, Geothermal power generation, Biomass combustion for power generation, High concentration photovoltaic systems
The REopt™ Lite web tool allows users to:
reV stands for Renewable Energy Potential(V) model.
reV enables the efficient and scalable computation of renewable energy generation, levelized cost of energy (LCOE), application of geospatial exclusion layers, and generation of renewable energy supply curves.
The wind energy researchers, scientists, and analysts working within NREL’s National Wind Technology Center maintain open-source data sets and develop multifidelity predictive modeling and simulation capabilities to benefit the wind industry.
The University of Massachusetts Wind Energy Center is actively involved in developing software that can be used by the renewable energy community. Although some applications are in early development, completed applications are available for free download
QBlade is an open source wind turbine calculation software, distributed under the GPL.
The integration of the XFOIL/XFLR5 functionality allows the user to rapidly design custom airfoils and compute their performance polars and directly integrate them into a wind turbine rotor design and simulation.
The software is especially adequate for teaching, as it provides a ’hands on’ design and simulation capabilities for HAWT and VAWT rotor design and shows all the fundamental relationships of design concepts and turbine performance in an easy and intuitive way.
QBlade also includes extensive post processing functionality for the rotor and turbine simulations and gives deep insight into all relevant blade and rotor variables. In addition to that, the resulting software is a very flexible and user-friendly platform for wind turbine blade design.
The project will facilitate the design, development and demonstration of a future-proof active smart micro-grid system to integrate and optimise multiple small to medium sized energy sources and loads.
The overarching objective is to capitalise on the availability of local and large renewable energy resources and adapting them for solutions to sustainability in terms of electric power demand and supply
ChemSep is a column simulator for distillation, absorption, and extraction operations. It combines the classic equilibrium stage column model with a nonequilibrium (rate-based) column model in one easy and intuitive interface. Test-drive the equilibrium column model and convince yourself with the free ChemSep LITE with up to 40 components and 300 equilibrium stages using a database covering 400+ chemicals.
COCO (CAPE-OPEN to CAPE-OPEN) is a free-of-charge CAPE-OPEN compliant steady-state simulation environment consisting of the following components:
COFE - the CAPE-OPEN Flowsheet Environment is an intuitive graphical user interface to chemical flowsheeting. COFE has sequential solution algorithm using automatic tear streams. COFE displays properties of streams, deals with unit-conversion and provides plotting facilities.
COFE flowsheets can be used as CAPE-OPEN unit operations; so you can use COFE Flowsheets as unit operation inside COFE (flowsheets in flowsheets) or inside other simulators..
DWSIM allows chemical engineering students and practicing engineers to model process plants by using rigorous thermodynamic and unit operations models. Since DWSIM is free/libre and open-source, they can see how the calculations are actually being done by inspecting the code behind during execution using free/libre tools available elsewhere.