Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05
To introduce the fundamentals of thermodynamics and their application to a range of engineering problems.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Reversible and irreversible processes are explained. The First Law of Thermodynamics is presented. The function of state enthalpy is introduced. The steady flow equation is presented and applied to turbines, boilers, condensers and compressors. The Second Law is applied to operations on an ideal gas and to entropy changes in heating. The Third Law is introduced. The work function is developed and its importance as an index of the efficiency of engines explained. The use of steam tables is discussed and selected thermodynamic cycles are analysed.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||32,33||Feedback Weeks||33,34,35|
Individual/group feedback on class test.
|Assessment Weeks||40,41,42||Feedback Weeks||42,43,44|
Release of solutions. Individual feedback on request.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Assessment Weeks||48,49,50||Feedback Weeks||51,52|
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Understanding the laws of thermodynamics, the concept of thermodynamic reversibility, the importance of thermodynamic functions of state and the ideal gas laws|
|Factual||Remember||Applying the steady form of energy equation, calculating entropy changes, understanding the terms of steam, and solving problems of complexity in thermodynamics|
|Conceptual||Apply||Understanding the terms of steam and operating a steam-raising device. Conducting and analysing laboratory experiments. Using Excel to aid analysis. Working in groups to deadlines.|
|Conceptual||Apply||Demonstrate basic understanding of the key principles of thermodynamics. Demonstrate an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving.|