The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

CHEE3320

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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


Content

Part 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

Assumed knowledge

First year Mathematics.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments 1-4

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Quiz: Class assessment