Thermodynamics

Course code CHEE3320Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course builds upon the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with a focus on Engineering Flow Processes as used in the Chemical and Power Generation industries. A number of cycles are studied in detail, commencing with ideal gas and vapour power and refrigeration cycles, as well as applications in air-conditioning. The course is complemented by lectures on how to calculate the fundamental thermodynamic properties of fluids as used in flow processes, together with the thermodynamics of vapour-liquid equilibria. The thermodynamics of chemical reactions, especially combustion, is covered.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. Develop an understanding of thermodynamics as it applies to real cycles, and process engineering
2. Develop problem solving skills through the application of thermodynamics
ContentPart A
1. Ideal Gases and Steam Tables including Psychrometry
2. Introduction to Thermodynamics
3. Flow Processes
4. Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
5. Refrigeration Cycles

Part B
1. Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
2. Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures
3. Chemical-Reaction Equilibria (Chemical Equilibria) and Combustion
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFirst year Mathematics.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment in this course will consist of a formal examination and regular assignments.

Refer to course outline for information
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CHEE3320