The principles of thermodynamics; thermal properties; thermodynamic systems; 1st law and 2nd law of thermodynamics; heat transfer processes; perfect gases; steady flow energy equation; basics of conduction, convection and radiation; the principles of heat exchanger design and performance measurement; an introduction to computational thermo-dynamics.
Total contact hours: 34
Private study hours: 116
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Examination - 70%, Coursework - 30%
Engineering Thermofluids: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer, Mahmoud Massoud, Springer, 2005.
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Yunus Cengel, McGraw-Hill. 2010
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will:
1. have knowledge and understanding of advanced thermodynamic concepts.
2. apply the first and second laws of thermodynamics to engineering problems.
3. understanding of the various mechanisms of heat transfer.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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