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INTR8004 - Applied Thermodynamics

Title:Applied Thermodynamics
Long Title:Applied Thermodynamics
Module Code:INTR8004
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: Thermal power processes. Combustion and Energy Conversion. Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration. Psychrometry. Nozzle Flow. Mixtures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summarise the operational performance criteria for energy conversion processes.
LO2 Select the optimum design conditions for a heat exchanger, heat pump, refigeration or other cooling system.
LO3 Calculate the effect of compressible flow regimes in nozzles on fluid properties.
LO4 Explain the effect on air properties of the range of possible psychrometric processes.
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).
10220 MECH7017 Thermodynamics (Laws & Cycles)
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fuel types and properties Combustion equations and products
Heat Exchangers
Types, construction, LMTD and NTU & E methods. Dimensionless Coefficients.
Energy Systems
Energy Sources,Conversion processes, End Use.
Basics, Chart, Processes. Air Conditioning Cycles.
Refrigeration and Heat Pumps
Basic Cycle review, absorption cycle, refrigerant properties. Performance.
Nozzle behaviour, compressible flow equations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Impact of an Energy Conversion process 1 15.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions mid semester test 2,4 15.0 Week 5
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 No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Subrata Bhattacharjee 2015, Thermodynamics: An Interactive Approach, Global Edition Ed., Pearson Education [ISBN: 9781292113746]
  • T. D. Eastop, A. McConkey 1993, Applied thermodynamics for engineering technologists, 5th Edition Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780582091931]
  • Twidell and Weir 2006, Renewable Energy, 2nd Ed., Taylor & Francis
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_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory

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