Aidong Yang, Lars v.Wedel, Wolfgang Marquardt:
An open thermodynamics server for integrated process engineering environments
In: R. Gani, S.B. Jørgensen (Eds.): ESCAPE-11 (European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering), Kolding, Denmark,27-30.5.2001, 1121-1126
In order to provide CAPE applications unified and improved thermodynamics services, a component-based open thermodynamics server (OpenThermo) has been developed. OpenThermo is able to carry out open and closed-form physical property calculations and supply/process symbolic thermodynamic model equations. These services are provided based on the integration of individual thermodynamics resources such as physical property databases and physical property packages. Such functionality is achieved with a layered software architecture following a "resource/service" based classification of the software components that comprise the thermodynamics sever. The design of individual components is illustrated with the example of the "calculation service" component. So far some service components have been implemented, and several resource components have been connected to OpenThermo.