Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
PrerequisitesFirst year Mathematics, and previous introduction to Thermodynamics (MECH2700).
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course builds upon the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with a focus on Engineering Flow Processes as used in the Power Generation industries. A number of cycles are studied in detail, commencing with ideal gas and vapour power and refrigeration cycles, as well as applications in air-conditioning. The course is complemented by lectures on how to calculate the fundamental thermodynamic properties of fluids as used in flow processes, together with the thermodynamics of vapour-liquid equilibria.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Develop an understanding of thermodynamics as it applies to real cycles, and process engineering2. Develop problem solving skills through the application of thermodynamics3. Use laboratory studies to reinforce knowledge gained in lectures and improve practical and report writing skillsCONTENTPart AFlow ProcessesVapour and Gas Power CyclesRefrigeration CyclesPart BThermodynamic RelationsVapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixturesPart CLaboratoryExperiments to be conducted and reports produced on thermodynamic topics such as petrol engine, air conditioning unit, cooling tower, and boiling point analysis.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.