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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
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
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHEE3320