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MECH6033 - Thermofluids 2

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Title:Thermofluids 2
Long Title:Thermofluids 2
Module Code:MECH6033
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: MARIA KAVANAGH
Module Description: This module offers the learner a comprehensive introduction to thermal processes and thermodynamic cycles. The module also covers the fundamentals of fluid flow.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define performance characteristics of an internal combustion engine.
LO2 Calculate work and heat transfers in thermodynamic processes.
LO3 Describe the function of main components in a steam power plant.
LO4 Use Bernoulli's equation and calculate pressure drops in pipe flow.
LO5 Conduct lab experiments in thermofluids as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner and produce individual reports.
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).
9595 MECH6007 Thermofluids
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
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.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Internal combustion engines and combustion of fuels
Engine types, performance assessment, thermal and mechanical efficiency, indicated and brake power, specific fuel consumption,indicator diagrams,Otto cycle. Fuels, basic combustion equations,air-fuel ratios, excess air.
Thermal processes and cycles
Isothermal, adiabatic, polytropic,constant volume processes, work done and heat transfer. P-V diagrams. Thermodynamic cycles. Non flow eneregy equation. The concept of the heat engine. Carnot cycle. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Entropy.
Steam Power Plant
Introduction to steam plant components and Rankine cycle. Superheating, steam tables, overall plant efficiency,
Fluid Flow
Types of flow, continuity equation, Bernoulli's equation, viscosity, pressure drop in pipe flow.
Laboratory Programme
Safety lecture. Report writing lecture. Practical experiments from the following list;Steam Plant Overview, Air Compressor, Refrigeration -Basic Cycle, Gear Pump, Venturi Meter,Pipe Losses.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 1,2 10.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 2,4 10.0 Week 11
Written Report Lab experiments 5 20.0 Every Second Week
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 60.0 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 Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab experiments 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning and problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.00
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
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab Experiments 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Subrata Bhattacharjee 2015, Thermodynamics: An Interactive Approach, Global Edition, Global Edition Ed., Pearson Ed. [ISBN: 9781292113746]
  • T. D. Eastop, A. McConkey 1996, Applied thermodynamics for engineering technologists, 5th Ed., Pearson Education Limited [ISBN: 9780582091931]
  • Douglas, Gasiorek, Swaffield & Jack 2011, Fluid Mechanics, 6th Ed., Prentice Hall UK [ISBN: 13-273717720]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Robert H. Turner 2011, Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education Boston [ISBN: 978-007742240]
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_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Group Elective 1

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