may often be increasingly hard to comprehend dynamic properties using only
figures shown on a textbook. There is more need for data visualization for
better understanding the complicated world around us…
This is a demo program that I have written in a course of heat transfer. I served as the teaching assistant and assisted my professor for delivering the curriculum. In order to let the students understand some time-dependent properties between the temperature and position of a heat transferring process, I used Python and the library Matplotlib for customized visualization of the heat transfer process.
Compared with a static plot of the same process (Fig. 1), this dynamic plot (Fig. 2) intuitively demonstrated the nature of temperature change according to time.
Figure 1. Static plot of normalized temperature (1-Φ) vs normalized position (η) at different normalized time (τ) using OriginLab.
This is a model of the library of National Taiwan University (NTU) and was created using Solidworks. This project was originally a homework from the course “Engineering Drawing” of our department. Being fascinated by the features and functions provided by the 3D CAD drawing software, I took “the hard way” by choosing this architecture as the target for this homework.
Figure 1. Solidworks Components of NTU library.
images were downloaded and pasted for being the surface material of individual
components of the library. I searched for some 3D images of the library and
managed to duplicate the outline and
structures onto the parts (Fig. 1). Taking a large amount of effort
constructing and assembling the pieces, I gained a lot of experience finishing
this project. After completing this project, I learned some important concepts
of 3D drawing which provided me to design other structures for 3D printing in
Figure 2. Diagonal view of the assembled NTU library.