Builds on introductory thermodynamics and fluid mechanics units to further students’ understanding of the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics and heat transfer, and covers applications in mechanical engineering thermal systems. The unit revises the second law, introduces chemical reactions and combustion, and addresses power cycles, refrigeration, air-conditioning and liquefaction. Modes of heat transfer and heat exchanger design are addressed.
Revision of fundamentals; second law, entropy, exergy
Power and refrigeration cycles
Refrigeration and liquefaction
Mixtures, psychrometry, chemical reactions and combustion
Conduction, convection and radiation
Heat exchanger design
Thermal technology in practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and explain the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||analyse thermal engineering problems in terms of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||model and solve thermodynamics and heat transfer problems||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation and measurement of thermodynamic and heat transfer phenomena, and in reporting findings||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||understand the application of thermodynamics and heat transfer in mechanical engineering professional practice.||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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