This course comprises two components; heat transfer and energy technologies. Part A of the course presents an elementary treatment of the principle of heat transfer, in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation. Part B of the course provides an overview of the fuels, power generation, and environmental implications of energy technologies. Part B also covers design aspects of energy technologies from an energy transfer point of view.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe and identify the main physical processes and mechanisms by which heat transfer occurs in different real-world and engineering systems.
2. Apply the mathematical concepts of one dimensional, multi-dimensional and transient heat transfer to predict numerical outcomes of example systems.
3. Explain energy systems and energy transformations in the context of modern energy sources and use.
4. Identify and define, at an introductory level, fuel types, power generation, and environmental implications of energy technologies.
5. Apply heat transfer principles and mechanisms, and knowledge of existing commercial energy systems, in practical engineering design.
6. Work as part of a team on the development of an engineering idea from the conceptual stage through to build and operation.
Topics to be covered in this course include:
• Basic concepts of heat transfer
• One-dimensional steady-state conduction
• Transient conduction
• Convection (natural/forced)
• Design of heat exchangers
• Energy transformations
• Energy supply and demand
• Conversion technologies and fuels
• Solid fuel gasifiers and combustors
• Zero emissions technologies
• Energy storage
• Wind energy
• Solar energy
• Geothermal energy
• Nuclear power
• Design of energy systems
This course replaces CHEE2691. If you have successfully completed CHEE2691 you cannot enrol in this course.
MATH1110 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1 and MATH1120 Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2 or equivalent.
Written Assignment: Assignments 1, 2 and 3
Project: Mini Project
Quiz: Online Quizzes 1, 2 and 3
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1
Lecture will be held from week 1 to week 9.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks starting in week 1
Lectorial will be held from week 1 to week 9.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks starting in week 10
Workshop will be held from week 10 to week 13.
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