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BIOE6003 - Thermofluids for Biomed Eng

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Title:Thermofluids for Biomed Eng
Long Title:Thermo and Fluid Mechanics
Module Code:BIOE6003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: SALLY BRYAN
Module Description: This module introduces the student to theories of fluid flow and applications in the field of human motion in a fluid. Thermodynamic cycles are also introduced and used to analyse the components and processes in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the 1st Law of Thermodynamics concept to familiar engineering problems in non-flow processes.
LO2 Analyse the heat and work transfers in well-defined processes and their combination into thermodynamic cycles on Pressure-Volume diagrams.
LO3 Calculate major and minor head losses in pipe systems.
LO4 Identify and describe the components and factors that contribute to drag and lift of objects travelling in a fluid medium.
LO5 Perform a range of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics Laboratory Experiments as part of a team, document results, research and apply relevant theories and report the results.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Co-requisites
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Flow & Flow measurement
Laminar & turbulent flow, energy stored in water, Bernoulli's equation, Head Loss due to Friction, Simple Pipe Problems, Minor Head losses.
Fluid resistance
The Boundary Layer, Seperation and Wake, Drag on immersed Bodies, Drag on the human body, Skin friction, From Drag, Wave Drag. Drag and Lift on Airfoils and how it can be applied in sport. The Magnus Effect.
Thermal Processes
Isothermal, adiabatic, polytropic and constant volume processes, work done, Carnot Principle. Thermodynamic cycles. The concept of the heat engine. Entropy and the 2nd law.
Refrigeration
Safe use and handling of refrigerants. Toxicity and inflammability of refrigerants. Effects of refrigerants on ozone layer and global warming. Basic vapour compression system. Function of evaporator, condenser (air and water), expansion valve, capillary tube and compressor. Thermostats and temperature control.
Air conditioning
Introduction to air-conditioning, techniques and cycles. Basic psychrometry and the psychrometric chart. Air-conditioning plant. Components and operation.
Laboratory Experiments
A safety Lecture and four laboratory experiments from the following list will be completed: 1.Air Compressor 2.Refrigeration Unit 3.Laminar-turbulent flow 4.Air-conditioning 5.Fluid flow losses 6.Venturi meter 7.Flow measurement
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab reports 5 20.0 Every Second Week
Short Answer Questions Classroom assessment 2,3 10.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom tuition 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Laboratory Experiments 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed learning 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Classroom tuition 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lab Laboratory experiments 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Susan Hall 2014, Basic Biomechanics, 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 0073522767]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Swaffield, Lynne Jack, J. F. Douglas, John Gasiorek 2011, Fluid Mechanics, 6th Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273717723]
  • Joel 1996, Basic Engineering Thermodynamics,, 5th Ed Ed., Longman [ISBN: 978-0582256293]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 4 Mandatory

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