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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.
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
- Ideal Gases and Steam Tables including Psychrometry
- Introduction to Thermodynamics
- Flow Processes
- Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
- Refrigeration Cycles
- Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
- Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures
- Chemical-Reaction Equilibria (Chemical Equilibria) and Combustion
First year Mathematics.
Written Assignment: Assignments 1-4
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Quiz: Class assessment