JAVA-Based Heat Transfer Visualization Tools
Two JAVA-based applet programs have been developed for web-based instruction of transient conduction heat transfer within solid objects. One program allows students to enter key parameters and watch a "heat transfer movie" of their system. A second program is an improved web version of the Heisler charts, which are commonly located within textbooks. The impact on learning and an example of how these tools can lead to increased student visualization and comprehension is given participate in the program and the activities should be incorporated as a regular practice in the engineering curriculum.