INTR7009 - Thermofluids 3

Title:Thermofluids 3
Long Title:Thermofluids 3
Module Code:INTR7009
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: SFEE. Heat transfer and heat exchanger operations. Assessment of power systems, generation, fuels and energy conversion. Refrigeration and heat pumps. Flow Measurement. Hydraulic machinery turbines and pumps.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate the heat transfer rates from heat exchangers and other engineering applications.
LO2 Examine by way of a written report the key factors affecting the selection of energy conversion mechanisms.
LO3 Evaluate the operation and performance indicators of equipment associated with heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning thermofluid processes.
LO4 Conduct lab experiments in thermofluids as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner and produce individual professional reports detailing the results, analysis and conclusions which arise
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).
9594 MECH6033 Thermofluids 2
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
Heat transfer
Review of conduction, convection and radiation. Thermal Resistances. Radiative Properties.
Heat Exchangers
Types, construction, operational conditions. Selection. LMTD and NTU & E Methods.
Combustion and Fuels
Basic Equation. Reactants and Products.
Refrigeration and Heat Pumps
pH diagram. Cycles. COP. Refrigerants.
Energy Studies
Energy sources, uses and conversion. Energy Management. Future Options
Flow Measurement
Weirs, orifice plates, venturis, others.
Hydrodynamic Machinery
Introduction to pumps types, operation and performance. Turbine types.
Lab Programme
Report Writing. Experimental Methods. (Thermal Imaging, Heat Exchanger, Refrigeration, Pump, 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 programme 3,4 10.0 Every Week
Presentation energy options article/poster 2 10.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions mid semester test 1,3 10.0 Week 5
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3 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 Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab programme 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Laboratory sessions 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Afshin J. Ghajar 2014, Heat and mass transfer Fundamentals and Applications, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0077366646]
  • Joel, Engineering Thermodynamics, 4th edition Ed., Longman Sc & Tech; [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0470210753]
  • Eastop and McConkey 1996, Thermodynamics for Engineers, 5 Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0582091934]
  • Energy Systems 1996, Boyle, 1 edition Ed., Oxford University Press, USA; [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0198564511]
  • Massey 1989, Fluid Mechanics, VNR [ISBN: 0278000479]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Group Elective 1