Course code MECH2700Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Introduces students to fluids and thermodynamics and covers topics such as properties of fluids; viscosity; pressure measurement; transport equations; Bernoulli Equation and applications; work and heat; properties of substances; First Law of Thermodynamics and applications; introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course are to allow students to:
1. Extend the fundamental concepts learnt in Physics and Mathematics to Engineering.
2. Develop problem solving skills related to basic fluid mechanics applications.
3. Apply thermodynamic principles related to power and refrigeration cycles.
4. Understand the concepts of reversibility and irreversibility.
ContentThe following topics are studied in the course:
1. Fluid properties.
2. Pressure measurement, forces on bodies, buoyancy.
3. Mass and momentum conservation.
4. Bernoulli Equation.
5. Introduction to work and Heat.
6. Properties of substances.
7. First Law of Thermodynamics and applications.
8. Introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Physics and Mathematics
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written AssignmentsRegular assignments
Examination: Formal* Note, any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear in the course outline normally issued in week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MECH2700