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EM3521: ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 01 Aug 2023 11:46


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Daniel Hicks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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 engines;
  5. Refrigeration and Liquefaction: Study of vapour-compression refrigeration cycles and refrigerant fluids; Linde and Claude liquefaction processes;

 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26, 30, 34
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 27 - 29, 31 - 33, 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 29, 31 - 33, 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 40,41 Feedback Weeks 43,44,45

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Feedback

Solutions to the exams will be made available on MyAberdeen.  Students can arrange individual appointments with the Course Coordinator to review their script.

Learning Outcomes
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Problems' Solutions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Tutorial problem solving coursework. 

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Best of: one 3-hour written examination paper (80%) and continuous assessment (20%), or one 3-hour written examination paper (100%).
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