MECH ENG 7070 - Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 7070 Course Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Heat transfer modes: conduction, convection and radiation. Heat exchanger design and optimization, numerical methods, and mass transfer. Exergy analysis; Vapour power cycles; Gas power cycles; refrigeration cycles; non-reacting mixtures and psychrometry; reacting processes and combustion including dissociation
Course Coordinator: Professor Bassam Dally
Name Role Building/Room Mr Eyad Hassan Lecturer Engineering South Building S324g email@example.com A/Prof Eric Hu Lecturer Engineering South Building S105 firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 have a strong understanding of the fundamental laws and principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer; 2 be able to apply these principles to real thermo-fluids systems; 3 be familiar with current practice in the area of thermo-fluids; 4 appreciate environmental issues associated with energy conservation, efficiency, pollution control, etc.
University Graduate Attributes
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Course notes – these are essential and required for both Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics.
- Bergman, Lavine, Incropera and Dewitt., Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 7th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
- Moran and Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Dynamics, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008
Recommended ResourcesThe Barr Smith Library has many textbooks, which are concerned with Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics. Students are encouraged to consult these books to enrich their knowledge in both topics.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The required time commitment is 32 hours attendance at lectures, 16 hours tutorials, 6 hours practicals, 48 hours of revising course material and 50 hours completing assignments, reports and preparing for exam.
Learning Activities Summary
Lecture 1: Introduction to Heat Transfer Lecture 2: Conduction – An Introduction Lecture 3: Conduction – Steady-State 1-D Lecture 4: Conduction – Steady-State, Multidimensional Lecture 5: Conduction – Transient/Unsteady Conduction Lecture 6: Conduction – Numerical Methods Lecture 7: Convection – An Introduction Lecture 8: Convection – External Convection Lecture 9: Convection – Internal Convection Lecture 10: Convection - Free Convection Lecture 11: Radiation – An Introduction Lecture 12: Radiation – Exchange between Surfaces Lecture 13: Heat Exchangers – An Introduction Lecture 14: Heat Exchangers – Design and Selection Lecture 15: Mass Transfer – Introduction Lecture 16: Mass Transfer - Discontinuous Interfaces
Lecture 1-2: Thermodynamics I Revision and Overview Lecture 3-6: Vapour Power Systems Lecture 7-9: Gas Power Systems Lecture 10-12: Refrigeration & Heat Pumps Lecture 13-14: Ideal gas Mixtures & Psychrometrics Lecture 15-16: Reacting Mixtures and Combustion
Specific Course RequirementsNONE
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All assessment tasks are summative. There are 6 assignments, which contribute 20% of the assessment, two practicals worth a total of 10% and an open book exam worth 70%. All assignments are due by 5pm on the due date. Details of each task are tabulated below.
Assessment task Weighting % Description Due date Learning objectives
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Assignment 1 2.5 HT lectures 1-4 See MyUni 1-4 Assignment 2 2.5 HT lectures 5-8 See MyUni 1-4 Assignment 3 2.5 HT lectures 9-12 See MyUni 1-4 Assignment 4 2.5 HT lectures 10-16 See MyUni 1-4 Assignment 5 5 TD lectures 2-6 See MyUni 1-4 Assignment 6 5 TD lectures 7-9 See MyUni 1-4 BBQ Practical 5 Practical See schedule on practicals book 1-4 Engine Performance 5 Practical See schedule on practical book 1-4 Final Exam 70 Exam on all parts of the course Exam period 1-4
Assessment Related RequirementsNONE
Assessment DetailFour individual assignments on Heat Transfer, Four individual assignments on Thermodynamics and Three group assignments on Thermodynamics.
SubmissionStudents will be contacted directly with clear instructions and all information will be posted on MyUni
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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