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Brigham Young University Thermophysical Properties Laboratory

Project description

byutpl

byutpl (Brigham Young University Thermophysical Properties Laboratory) is a suite of tools for chemical and other engineers to

  1. perform thermodynamic calculations using cubic equations of state and
  2. obtain thermophysical properties for a limited set of compunds.

Its target audience is students in chemical and mechanical engineering majors. Before using this tool, students should fully understand the principles behind the calculations being performed.

It is most useful for courses in thermodynamics, fluids, and heat and mass transfer.

Dependencies

  • numpy
  • scipy

Usage

Available Packages

Import the module for the Soave, Redlich, Kwong equation of state

import byutpl.eos.srk as srk

Import the module for the Peng-Robinson equation of state

import byutpl.eos.pr as pr

Import the modules for the properties of water

import byutpl.properties.water as wtr

Import the package for the properties of air

import byutpl.properties.air as air

Import the package for the properties of benzene

import byutpl.properties.benzene as bzn

Example Commands

The following command returns the residual heat capacity in units of J/mol, calculated using the Soave, Redlich, Kwong equation of state, at 300 K and 500000 Pa for the liquid phase of the compound described by

  • critical temperature = 369 K
  • critical pressure = 4800000 Pa
  • acentric factor = 0.81

srk.hrl(300,5E5,369,48E5,0.81)

The following command returns the liquid viscosity of water at 400 K in units of Pa*s

wtr.lvs(400)

Complete Documentation

For complete lists of functions, properties, and units use the help() function after importing the respective module. help(srk) help(pr) help(wtr) help(air) help(bzn)

Developer

Thomas A. Knotts

Brigham Young University Thermophysical Properties Laboratory

knotts.byu.edu(http://knotts.byu.edu/)

License

GPL(https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt)

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