Engineering

ECM3111 - Thermofluids and Energy Conversion B (2010)

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MODULE TITLEThermofluids and Energy Conversion B CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3111 MODULE CONVENERProf Gavin Tabor (Coordinator), Prof Fayyaz Ali Memon
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To understand the mathematical modelling of fluid flow through integral and differential methods. To examine the details of external flow, in particular boundary layers and flow around bluff bodies. To understand the application of this modelling to important engineering systems such as turbines and airfoils. To develop cycle analysis for the design of refrigerators, compressors, gas turbines, compression and spark ignition engines. To study the properties of fuels, their combustion, exhaust composition, atmospheric pollution, exhaust emissions and reduction. To introduce scientific and engineering aspects of energy conversion from renewable and non-renewable sources.
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
Application of the Navier-Stokes Equations to analysis of simple flows (2d, Cartesian coordinates), general form of NSE. Von Karman analysis for flow around bluff bodies. Structure of laminar and turbulent boundary layers, empirical and analytical relations for boundary layer drag, mathematical modelling through Blasius and integral methods. External flows in different flow regimes. Lift and Drag on airfoils; theoretical analysis. Wind turbines. Turbomachinery; types of turbine, efficiency issues. Fluid dynamical analysis of centrifugal, axial turbines. World energy resources, supply and demand Survey of conventional and alternative energy sources and conversion methods, fossil fuels, solar, hydroelectric, wind, wave and tidal Refrigeration and heat pump cycles Internal combustion engines, petrol and Diesel cycles. Engine testing, cycle analysis, effect of irreversibilities. Gas turbines, practical details, cycle analysis. Fuels; types of fuel, properties, combustion calculations, exhaust analysis, pollutant formation mechanisms, remediation technology. Electrochemical energy conversion (fuel cells and batteries)
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Both B Eng and M Eng students will attend all lectures in this module, but M Eng students will be expected to study the material in greater depth than B Eng students.
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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Heywood, J.B Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals McGraw-Hill 1988 978-0070286375 [Library]
Set Stone, R Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines 3rd Palmgrave MacMillan 1999 0-333-74013-0 [Library]
Set Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.M., Swaffield, J.A. Fluid Mechanics 6th Pearson/Prentice Hall 2011 10: 0273717723 [Library]
Set Eastop, T.D. and McConkey, A. Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists 5th Longman 1993 0-582-09193-4 [Library]
Set Pulkrabek, Willard W. Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine 2nd Prentice Hall 2004 978-0131918559 [Library]
Set Rogers, G.F.G. and Mayhew, Y.R. Engineering Thermodynamics Work and Heat Transfer Longman 1996 0-582-04566-5 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2113
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined