# Mining and Minerals Engineering

## CSM1257 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2019)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 15 CSM1257 Prof Richard Cochrane (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9
 Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 78
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Thermodynamics is concerned with heat and its relationship with energy and work, such as in engines. Fluid mechanics, meanwhile, is the study of fluids and forces on them. Aimed at students of engineering subjects, this course covers these two areas in parallel. The fluid mechanics component of the module covers the basics of stationary and moving fluids, and covers the three main relationships of continuity, energy (Bernoulli’s) and momentum.The thermodynamics component outlines the first two laws and how they relate to open and closed systems.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering thermodynamics and of fluid mechanics.The aims are as follows:

- appreciate the relevance of the laws of thermodynamics to your discipline;
- understand the effects of hydrostatic forces;
- appreciate the forms of energy transferred by fluid flows.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 comprehend the basic principles of engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics;
2 apply the above principles in order to perform calculations and solve problems relating to theory;
3 apply theory of fluids and thermodynamics to specific examples, using hand calculations and engineering software (MathCAD).
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 use mathematical analysis to solve engineering problems;
5 solve engineering problems using mathematical software.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
6  understand how to apply fundamental principles to practical applications. Using software packages to analyse problems and present reports.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Thermodynamics:

- gas laws, thermodynamic concepts, system, properties, units, state, process, cycle, work, heat, reversibility;

- non flow/closed systems, calculation of work for a process, expansion and compression strokes;

- work during a thermodynamic cycle, first law of thermodynamics, non-flow energy equation

- specific heat capacities;

- non-flow processes, constant pressure/volume, polytropic process, adiabatic process, isothermal process;

- formation of steam, T-h diagram, reading of steam tables, dryness fraction and properties of wet vapours;

- flow processes, steady flow energy equation;

- application of the steady flow energy equation, constant pressure, adiabatic with work, adiabatic without work, isentropic process;

- heat engines, 2nd law of thermodynamics, Carnot analogy and Carnot cycle, thermal efficiency, principal of the reversible heat engine, refrigeration;

Fluid Mechanics:

- definition of fluids, common units, Pascal's principal, hydrostatic equation;

- manometry;

- forces on submerged surfaces;

- Bernoulli's equation, applications of Bernoulli's equation (i):- flow measurement, pitot tubes;

- applications of Bernoulli's equation (ii):- venturi meters, orifice plates, coefficient's of discharge and contraction;

- momentum equation, 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 47 103
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled learning and teaching activity 36 Lectures Scheduled learning and teaching activity 9 Tutorials Scheduled learning and teaching activity 2 Laboratory practical Guided independent study 103 Private study

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Example sheets   1,2,4 Tutorial sessions

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 30 70
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

Laboratory report 15 1,000 words 1-3, 5, 6 Written, online
Laboratory report 15 1,000 words 1-3,5,6 Written, online
Examination 70 2 hours 1,2,4 Tutor meeting

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Examination As above August Ref/Def period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 30% and/or 1 Exam 70%

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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Web based and Electronic Resources:

Other Resources: