# Mining and Minerals Engineering

## CSM1257 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2011)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 15 CSM1257 Prof Patrick Foster (Coordinator), Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 30 70
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