Engineering

ECM2113 - Thermofluid Engineering (2010)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Thermofluid Engineering 15 ECM2113 Prof Fayyaz Ali Memon (Coordinator), Prof Gavin Tabor
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To introduce students to the theory, principles and practice of engineering fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and to prepare for advanced courses in these areas.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Revision of basics; viscosity, measurement of velocity and pressure, laminar, transitional and turbulent flow, Reynolds experiment. Conservation equations and their application to simple problems in external and internal flow. Dimensionless groups; derivation and use, in particular Reynolds and Froude numbers. Bernoulli's equation for external flow, head equation for internal flow, concept of head loss, Darcy-Weisbach equation, Moody diagram and minor losses. Free surface flows; open channel flow, basics of weirs and flumes. Streamlines, streaklines and pathlines, potential flow, solution using potential and stream functions, concept of boundary layers for external flows. Introduction to and laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic functions, behaviour of perfect gases, phase behaviour of real substances, thermodynamic charts and tables, application to heat exchangers, throttling processes, compressors, Carnot, Rankine cycles. Heat transfer, basic mechanisms – especially conduction, convection, heat exchangers, heat transfer coefficients, heating and cooling problems, coupled conduction/convection problems, natural convection, heat transfer with phase change, introduction to radiative heat transfer.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 40 60
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener