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## CSM1257 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2011)

MODULE TITLE | Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | CREDIT VALUE | 15 |
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MODULE CODE | CSM1257 | MODULE CONVENER | Prof Patrick Foster (Coordinator), Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk |

DURATION: TERM | 1 | 2 | 3 |
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DURATION: WEEKS |

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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

AIMS - intentions of the module

To provide an understanding of the basic principals of both engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, and to outline their application in mining and minerals engineering.

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

Thermodynamics
Week 1: Gas Laws, Thermodynamic concepts – System, properties, units, state, process, cycle, work, heat, reversibility.
Week 2: Non flow/closed systems – calculation of work for a process, expansion & compression strokes.
Week 3: Work during a thermodynamic cycle, 1st law of Thermodynamics, Non-Flow Energy Equation. Specific heat capacities
Week 4: Non-flow processes – constant pressure/volume, polytropic process, adiabatic process, isothermal process
Week 5: Formation of Steam, T-h diagram, reading of steam tables, dryness fraction & properties of wet vapours
Week 6: Flow Processes – Steady Flow Energy Equation
Week 7: Application of the Steady Flow Energy Equation – constant pressure, adiabatic with work, adiabatic without work, isentropic process.
Week 8: Heat Engines – 2nd law of thermodynamics, Carnot analogy & Carnot cycle, Thermal efficiency, principal of the reversible heat engine, Refrigeration.
Week 9: Adiabatic efficiency, Rankin Cycle.
Fluid Mechanics
Week 1: Definition of fluids, common units, Pascal’s principal, Hydrostatic Equation
Week 2: Manometry
Week 3:Forces on Submerged Surfaces
Week 4: Flow Regimes (Steady/Unsteady – Uniform/Non-uniform), Streamlines & Streamtubes, Flow Rates, Continuity.
Week 5: Bernoulli’s Equation,
Week 6: Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation (i):- flow measurement, pitot tubes,
Week 7: Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation (ii):- venturi meters, orifice plates, Coefficient’s of discharge & contraction
Week 8:. Momentum Equation,
Week9: Applications of Momentum Equation – jet hitting plane/incline, Pelton wheel, forces in pipes

LEARNING AND TEACHING

LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities | Guided Independent Study | Placement / Study Abroad |
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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 |
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DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

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

information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE | 15 | ECTS VALUE | 7.5 |
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PRE-REQUISITE MODULES | None |
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CO-REQUISITE MODULES | None |

NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) | 1 (NQF Level 4) | AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING | No |
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ORIGIN DATE | Thursday 15 December 2011 | LAST REVISION DATE | Thursday 15 December 2011 |

KEY WORDS SEARCH | None Defined |
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