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The course begins introducing thermodynamic properties and reviewing first and second laws. The material is then taken forward into application in a focused module on production of power from heat which includes: steam power plants; internal-combustion and gas-turbine engines. This is followed by a module on refrigeration and liquefaction. The course continues with a detailed discussion of the applications of thermodynamics to flow processes including: duct flow of compressible fluids in pipes and nozzles; turbines; compression processes. The course concludes with a module on psychrometry which includes: humidity data for air-water systems; humidification & dehumidification systems.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||10 credits (5 ECTS credits)|
The course is divided into 5 modules:
1. Introduction and Principles: Revision of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, ideal gas processes, Mollier diagrams and steam tables;
2. Production of Power from Heat: Revision of Carnot cycle; Study of vapour- and gas-turbine power cycles; Internal combustion engines;
3. Refrigeration and Liquefaction: Study of vapour-compression refrigeration cycles and refrigerant fluids; Linde and Claude liquefaction processes;
4. Applications of Thermodynamics to Flow Processes: Study of compressible fluid flows in pipes, nozzles and throttling devices; Turbines; Fluid compression processes in pumps, ejectors and compressors;
5. Psychrometry: Study of wet bulb temperatures, adiabatic saturation temperature, humidity data for the air-water system (humidity-temperature chart and humidity-entropy diagram); Humidification and dehumidification.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (WEP, 80%), continuous assessment (CA, 20%) and Problem-Solving Exercise (PSE, 1 CAS Mark, optional)
Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (WEP, 80%), continuous assessment (CA, 20%) and Problem-Solving Exercise (PSE, 1 CAS Mark, optional) marks.
The continuous assessment will be based on the keeping of a lab logbook and submitting lab reports and logbooks for marking.