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Demo of Heating Fluids at Supercritical Pressures
Flash Animation

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This Flash animation compares the stages of heating a liquid (H20) to the vapor stage in different pressures including normal surface pressure and super critical pressure. The demo includes a temperature vs. specific volume chart for each pressure and shows the difference between boiling at surface pressure versus the transition of fluid to vapor at supercritical pressure.

Screen Capture

Shows water at supercritical pressure (22.09 mega Pascals) being heated and transitioning from liquid to vapor and getting lighter

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Course Information

Original Course: M E 30 - Engineering Thermodynamics

Instructor: Russell Warley, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Erie The Behrend College

Year: 2006

Other Uses: This can be used in any physics, engineering or chemistry course covering heating of fluids at different pressures.

License and Download

This MTO item can be used royalty-free under the following conditions. See the MTO Item Open Source License for complete terms.

Download Link

The .swf Flash animation file and help documents are compressed in a .zip file. Once you download the file, double-click on the .zip file to extract the Files. Open the ReadMe.html file for instructions on posting the Flash file on a Web site or in a course management system.

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Last Update: January 19, 2007