Computer simulation has been critical to understanding complex phenomena in chemical engineering, however its inclusion in undergraduate education has been limited despite many freely available simulation toolkits. As the field of chemical engineering becomes increasingly more diverse, computer simulation becomes even more important as it can play a huge role in effectively communicating new material to students. The modules on this page are developed with the specific goal of making them easily integrateable into current chemical engineering curriculm and well integrated with the Soft Matter Wiki. Each module includes:
- Simulation Description:
- Describes the module including background information and links to appropriate content already existing in the wiki.
- Simulation Model/Method:
- Describes the simulation model and method in detail and links to appropriate content already developed in the wiki.
- Includes detailed instructions and FAQ questions.
- Includes tutorials with known, reproducible results, sample calculations, and links to descriptions of analysis tools already existing in the wiki.
- Sample Questions:
- Includes sample questions developed for multiple levels including both undergraduate and advanced undergraduate (senior level).
- Literature Examples:
- Includes links to relevant papers from scientific journals, which will be periodically updated to keep examples cutting-edge.
- Links to MatDL repository:
Information about the development and philosophy behind the Glotzilla Simulation Library can be found on matforge.org/glotzer.
MD Gas Module
Lennard-Jones Fluid Module
Binary Mixture Module
Polymer Scaling Module