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CSM2318 - Applied Thermodynamics (2011)

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MODULE TITLEApplied Thermodynamics CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2318 MODULE CONVENERDr Abdessalem Bouferrouk (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module builds on the material delivered in CSM1257 by looking at more advanced and practical examples. Historically, national and global development has progressed hand-in-hand with the evolving methods through which finite natural energy resources such as petroleum, natural gas and coal have been harnessed and distributed. Current trends now favour the exploitation of renewable (non-finite) energy as the prime source. However the basic science of the energy conversion machinery necessary is broadly unchanged. Using (converting) energy efficiently still remains the central issue; about which this module aims to instil deep quantitative knowledge and understanding. Applied thermodynamics is an essential area of study for those hoping to improve the effectiveness with which energy resources (finite and renewable) are used and also an essential tool for evaluating correctly the potential of new ideas for energy production and associated machinery. An important recent addition to the course is a detailed study of the heat transfer mechanisms and the calculation of heat transfer rates typical of the so many thermal based systems used daily. Throughout the course specific renewable energy application examples are presented and discussed showing the direct link between what is being taught and the rapid advancements in the renewable energy sector. Special emphasis will be placed on power cycles performance and design including those of gas turbines, steam plants, and internal combustion (reciprocating) engines. In addition, students will study at depth the design performance of steam turbines and nozzles. Further, important technologies like CHP and geothermal energy systems are touched upon in order that graduates are equipped with skills that will satisfy employers in conventional generation sector as well as the renewable energy generation sector.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
The following sequence of 30 hours of lectures with integrated tutorials is distributed over a 10 week period such that there are 3 hourly sessions per week and occasional tutorials. Review of Thermodynamic Principles (2 hours) Heat pumps and refrigeration systems (with RE application example). (3 hours) Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation (with RE application example) (6 hours) Steam turbine cycles (with RE application example) (2 hours) Gas turbines cycles (with RE application example) (2 hours) Internal combustion engines (with RE application example) (3 hours) Combined cycle gas turbines (2 hours) Combined heat and power conversion plant. (2 hour) Nozzles (2 hours) Steam Turbines Performance (2 hours) Reciprocating compressors (2 hours) Geothermal Energy and its Applications (with RE application example). (2 hours) A separate lab timetable is prepared for these two laboratory experiments such that students undertake them in groups of 5 (or max 6). Refrigeration laboratory (2 hours) Heat transfer (forced convection in a pipe) laboratory (2 hours) Occasional tutorial classes: (6 hours)
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1257
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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