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CSM1257  Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (2020)
MODULE TITLE  Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics  CREDIT VALUE  15 

MODULE CODE  CSM1257  MODULE CONVENER  Prof Richard Cochrane (Coordinator) 
DURATION: TERM  1  2  3 

DURATION: WEEKS  9 
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)  78 

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.
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.
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.
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, nonflow energy equation
 specific heat capacities;
 nonflow processes, constant pressure/volume, polytropic process, adiabatic process, isothermal process;
 formation of steam, Th 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;
 Adiabatic efficiency, Rankin Cycle.
Fluid Mechanics:
 definition of fluids, common units, Pascal's principal, hydrostatic equation;
 manometry;
 forces on submerged surfaces;
 flow regimes (steady/unsteady), (uniform/nonuniform), streamlines and streamtubes, flow rates, continuity;
 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.
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities  47.00  Guided Independent Study  103.00  Placement / Study Abroad 

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 
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 



Laboratory report  15  1,000 words  13, 5, 6  Written, online 
Laboratory report  15  1,000 words  13,5,6  Written, online 
Examination  70  2 hours  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
Basic reading:
ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/
Web based and Electronic Resources:
Other Resources:
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)  4  AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING  No 

ORIGIN DATE  Tuesday 10 July 2018  LAST REVISION DATE  Wednesday 18 December 2019 
KEY WORDS SEARCH  Fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; engineering. 
