Virtual Experiments

Supplementing Labs

Virtual Experiments can offer huge added value as warm-ups to experiments, or when equipment is scarce, dangerous or expensive

Greater Flexability

Virtual Experiments can be embedded on most web pages or within a VLE such as blackboard and offer simultaneous whole-class access 24/7

Refining Techniques

Virtual Experiments enable students to develop a deeper understanding of the practical skills within a laboratory environment

Virtual Experiments @ Southampton University

What is a Virtual Experiment?

A Virtual Experiment or VE is a highly interactive web application. Unlike a simulation a VE does not usually model any part of the experiment; but is an interface to a set of pre-recorded experimental states derived from the original experiment. The users are given the tools to access the apparatus via the screen (mouse, pad or touch screen) and record the results themselves

What are the benefits of Virtual Experiment?

VEs can be embedded on most web pages or within a VLE such as Blackboard or Moodle. Alternatively VEs can be used offline on an intranet, USB drives or CDs. This flexibility allows for a large range of deployments to meet the needs of the users, whether they are students or professionals looking to up-skill. The only technical requirement is that users systems have the Flash player installed.

Transformer Modelling

Perform open circuit, short circuit and load tests on an unknown transformer

Hydrogen/Oxygen Explosion

Mix Hydrogen and Oxygen different temperatures and partial pressures to cause an explosive reaction

Syncronscope and V-Curves

Use the Syncroscope and lamps to syncronise a motor with 3 phase power

Do you have an idea for a Virtual Experiment?

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