Applied Engineering Thermodynamics

Description

This course builds upon the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with a focus on Engineering Flow Processes as used in the 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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop an understanding of thermodynamics as it applies to real cycles, and process engineering

2. Develop problem solving skills through the application of thermodynamics

3. Use laboratory studies to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and improve practical and report writing skills

Content

Part A

  1. Flow Processes
  2. Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
  3. Refrigeration Cycles


Part B

  1. Thermodynamic Relations
  2. Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures



Part C

  1. Laboratory
  2. Experiments to be conducted and reports produced on thermodynamic topics such as petrol engine, air conditioning unit, cooling tower, and boiling point analysis.

Assumed Knowledge

First year Mathematics, and previous introduction to Thermodynamics (MECH2700).

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Quiz: Quizzes

Report: Lab Exercises & Written Report

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks