Thermodynamics

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thermodynamics

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    First year Mathematics.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds upon the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with a focus on Engineering Flow Processes as used in the Chemical and 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. The thermodynamics of chemical reactions, especially combustion, is covered.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    1. Develop an understanding of thermodynamics as it applies to real cycles, and process engineering
    2. Develop problem solving skills through the application of thermodynamics
    CONTENT
    Part A
    Ideal Gases and Steam Tables including Psychrometry
    Introduction to Thermodynamics
    Flow Processes
    Vapour and Gas Power Cycles
    Refrigeration Cycles
    Part B
    Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
    Vapour-Liquid Equilibria (physical equilibria) including gaseous mixtures
    Chemical-Reaction Equilibria (Chemical Equilibria) and Combustion

Course Disclaimer

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.