Applied Engineering Thermodynamics

Course code MECH3750Units 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 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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
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
3. Use laboratory studies to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and improve practical and report writing skills
ContentPart 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
Experiments to be conducted and reports produced on thermodynamic topics such as petrol engine, air conditioning unit, cooling tower, and boiling point analysis.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFirst year Mathematics, and previous introduction to Thermodynamics (MECH2700).
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Other: (please specify)Refer to course outline for information.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MECH3750