X Steam, Thermodynamic properties of water and steam.

Water properties A complete IAPWS IF-97 standard.
Updated 1 Aug 2007

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Steam and water properties for Matlab based on the "International Association for Properties of Water and Steam Industrial Formulation 1997 (IAPWS IF-97). A full implementation of the IF-97 standard that provides very accurate steam and water properties in ranges from 0-1000 bar and 0-2000°C. Provided thermodynamic properties are:
Specific volume
Specific entropy
Specific internal energy
Specific isobaric heat capacity
Specific isochoric heat capacity
Speed of sound
Vapour fraction
All properties can be calculated with the inputs, p and T known, p and h known, h and s known and some with pressure and density known. X Steam are a full implementation of the IF-97 formulation including all regions and all backward functions for good calculation speed. The code are speed optimized with pressure and enthalpy as inputs for dynamic simulations.
XSteam('h_pt',1,20) return the enthalpy of water at 1 bar and 20 degC. 84.0118 kJ/kg
XSteam('rho_ph',1,3000) return the density of steam at 1 bar and 3000 kJ/kg. 0.4056 kg/m3
XSteam('w_pt',1,20) returns the speed of sound at 1 bar and 20 deg C. 1483.4 m/s
XSteam('tSat_p',1) returns the saturation temperature at 1 bar. 99.6059 deg C
The X Steam Tables are the perfect tool both for replacing paper tables and for advanced calculations. The X Steam tables are open source and free of charge.
The X Steam tables are also available as MS Excel scripts, OOo Sripts, Dynamic Link Libary .DLL. Please visit www.x-eng.com.
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Magnus Holmgren (2024). X Steam, Thermodynamic properties of water and steam. (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/9817-x-steam-thermodynamic-properties-of-water-and-steam), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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