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CSM1257  Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2012)
MODULE TITLE  Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics  CREDIT VALUE  15 

MODULE CODE  CSM1257  MODULE CONVENER  Dr Justin Hinshelwood (Coordinator) 
DURATION: TERM  1  2  3 

DURATION: WEEKS  9 
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)  75 

This module is aimed at first year students studying engineering related subjects. The two subjects are taught separately within the module as they are two distinctly different subjects. In terms of fluid mechanics, the course covers the basics of stationary and moving fluids, and covers the three main relationships of continuity, energy (Bernoullis) and momentum. In terms of Thermodynamics the course outlines the first two laws and how they relate to open and closed systems.
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.
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1. An understanding of the basic principles of engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
2. An ability to apply the above principles in order to perform calculations and solve problems relating to theory
3. An ability to apply theory of fluids and thermodynamics to specific examples, using hand calculations and engineering software (MathCAD)
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4. An ability in the mathematical analysis of engineering problems
5. Engineering problem solving skills using mathematical software.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:
6. Their understanding of how to apply fundamental principles to practical applications. Using software packages to analyse problems and present reports.
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, NonFlow Energy Equation. Specific heat capacities
Week 4: Nonflow processes constant pressure/volume, polytropic process, adiabatic process, isothermal process
Week 5: Formation of Steam, Th 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, Pascals principal, Hydrostatic Equation
Week 2: Manometry
Week 3:Forces on Submerged Surfaces
Week 4: Flow Regimes (Steady/Unsteady ҖUniform/Nonuniform), Streamlines & Streamtubes, Flow Rates, Continuity.
Week 5: Bernoullis Equation,
Week 6: Applications of BernoulliҒs Equation (i): flow measurement, pitot tubes,
Week 7: Applications of Bernoullis Equation (ii): venturi meters, orifice plates, CoefficientҒs of discharge & contraction
Week 8:. Momentum Equation,
Week9: Applications of Momentum Equation jet hitting plane/incline, Pelton wheel, forces in pipes
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities  45.00  Guided Independent Study  105.00  Placement / Study Abroad 

Category  Hours of study time  Description 
Scheduled learning & teaching activity  36  Lectures 
Scheduled learning & teaching activity  9  Tutorials 
Guided independent study  105  Private study 
Form of Assessment  Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length)  ILOs Assessed  Feedback Method 

Example sheets  1,2,4  tutorial sessions  
Coursework  30  Written Exams  70  Practical Exams 

Form of Assessment  % of Credit  Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length)  ILOs Assessed  Feedback Method 



Questionbased assignment  15  5 hours  1,3,4  Written 
MathCad assignment  15  2000 words  13,5,6  Written 
Examination  70  2 hour  1,2,4  Tutor meeting 
Original Form of Assessment  Form of Reassessment  ILOs Reassessed  Time Scale for Rereassessment 

Summative assessment  Assessment  As above  August Ref/Def period 
Examination  Examination  As above  August Ref/Def period 
As above 1 piece of CW 30% and/or 1 Exam 70%
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener
ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages
Reading list for this module:
Type  Author  Title  Edition  Publisher  Year  ISBN  Search 

Set  Rogers, G.F.G. and Mayhew, Y.R.  Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids SI UNITS  5th  Blackwell  2009  9780631197034  [Library] 
Set  Eastop, T.D. and McConkey, A.  Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists  5th  Longman  1993  0582091934  [Library] 
Set  Joel, R  Basic Engineering Thermodynamics  4th, 5th  Longman  [Library]  
Set  Rogers, G.F.G. and Mayhew, Y.R.  Engineering Thermodynamics Work and Heat Transfer  Longman  1996  0582045665  [Library]  
Set  Massay B  Mechanics of Fluids  5th/6th Edition  Van Norstrad Reinhold  [Library]  
Set  Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.M., Swaffield, J.A.  Fluid Mechanics  6th  Pearson/Prentice Hall  2011  10: 0273717723  [Library] 
CREDIT VALUE  15  ECTS VALUE  7.5 

PREREQUISITE MODULES  None 

COREQUISITE MODULES  None 
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ)  1 (NQF Level 4)  AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING  No 

ORIGIN DATE  Monday 12 March 2012  LAST REVISION DATE  Wednesday 17 October 2012 
KEY WORDS SEARCH  Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Engineering 
