Thermodynamics for engineering applications
TEA is a CAPE-OPEN compatible thermodynamics system. Such a system can be used in CAPE-OPEN compatible environments, such as COCO, or any of the many for CAPE-OPEN compatible main stream process engineering applications.
The property implementations in TEA are largely based on those in ChemSep. Parts of this document are adapted from the ChemSep Book.
TEA's internal material objects are very similar to those in COFE, the same restrictions do apply. Also the same transparency towards CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic standard versions 1.0 and 1.1 apply.
TEA exports both CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic standard versions 1.0 and 1.1 (depending on whether it is loaded as version 1.0 Thermo Package or version 1.1 Property Package Manager).
TEA supports loading of external version 1.1 property packages (stand-alone or from a Property Package Manager) as equilibrium server or as property calculation routine. TEA also supports version 1.0 stand-alone external equilibrium routines as well as stand-alone external version 1.0 and version 1.1 external property calculation routines.