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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. 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;
3. 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.
4. Production of Power from Heat: Revision of Carnot cycle; Study of
vapour- and gas-turbine power cycles; Internal combustion
5. Refrigeration and Liquefaction: Study of vapour-compression
refrigeration cycles and refrigerant fluids; Linde and Claude
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
One 3-hour written examination paper (80%), continuous assessment (20%)
Best of one 3-hour written examination paper (80%) and continuous assessment (20%), or one 3-hour written examination paper (100%)
The continuous assessment will be based on a Matlab based activity and an online multiple choice test.
a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the tutorial or practical sessions.
b) Students requesting feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator within 4 weeks of the publication of the exam results.