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. This synopsis relates to the module entitled: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
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
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. 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.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline;
2 communicate more effectively using a variety of methods;
3 critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements;
4 show the ability to manage their own learning.
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Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
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