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Heat Transfer Virtual Lab for Students and Engineers by Harshad Mahajan, Ella Fridman

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CHAPTER 3

HARDWARE: ARMFIELD HEAT EXCHANGER AND HT30XC SERVICE UNIT

This chapter describes the hardware we used for the Heat Exchanger Virtual Laboratory. The hardware used was from the Armfield company. We will discuss the details of how to interface a computer with this hardware. Following details are provided in this chapter:

•   Details about channel allocations,

•   Significance of each channel and its signal,

•   Universal serial bus interface function calls.

3.1   OPERATING HT30XC USING CUSTOMER-GENERATED SOFTWARE

We have used HT30XC for this project (Figure 3.1).

3.1.1   CHANNEL ALLOCATIONS

The interface between the Armfield heat exchanger bench and the computer is a universal serial bus (USB) interface, meeting the standard Microsoft ...

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