ThermoData Engine (TDE): Software implementation of the dynamic data evaluation concept. 5. Experiment planning and product design

Vladimir Diky, Robert D. Chirico, Andrei F. Kazakov, Chris D. Muzny, Joseph W. Magee, Ilmutdin Abdulagatov, Jeong Won Kang, Kenneth Kroenlein, Michael Frenkel

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ThermoData Engine (TDE) is the first full-scale software implementation of the dynamic data evaluation concept, as reported recently in this journal. In the present paper, we describe development of an algorithmic approach to assist experiment planning through assessment of the existing body of knowledge, including availability of experimental thermophysical property data, variable ranges studied, associated uncertainties, state of prediction methods, and parameters for deployment of prediction methods and how these parameters can be obtained using targeted measurements, etc., and, indeed, how the intended measurement may address the underlying scientific or engineering problem under consideration. A second new feature described here is the application of the software capabilities for aid in the design of chemical products through identification of chemical systems possessing desired values of thermophysical properties within defined ranges of tolerance. The algorithms and their software implementation to achieve this are described. Finally, implementation of a new data validation and weighting system is described for vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) data, and directions for future enhancements are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-194
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 24


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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