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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the significance of a range of thermophysical fluid properties of gases, liquids, vapours and liquid-vapour mixtures in equilibrium, be able to use fluid property data tables and apply the equation of state for an ideal gas.
2. Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to the solution of quantitative problems associated with practical energy systems and energy conversion devices.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of energy and mass conservation, of thermal efficiency and of coefficient of performance.
4. Apply appropriate theory to the solution of practical problems in steady state heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.
The module focuses strongly on study of the principle of conservation of Energy (First Law of Thermodynamics) and on its application to quantitative problems arising in practical engineering situations.
Study of properties of pure substances is also required, as is familiarisation with tables of Thermodynamic fluid properties. Fluids considered include ideal gases and other substances where liquid-vapour mixtures occur.
Heat transfer involves exchange of thermal energy (e.g. the kinetic energy of atoms or molecules - which is proportional to temperature) between physical systems.
Heat transfer topics will include analysis of one-dimensional steady state situations, such as those that arise in study of heat exchangers and in analysis of heat losses through walls and windows in buildings.
|Student Effort Type
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Exam (In-person): The students are expected to attend a final exam, answering several questions, to check whether they have met the requirements.
|Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50%
|Yes - 2 Hour
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Lecturer / Co-Lecturer