This unit is the continuation of from the Thermodynamics 1 and is specifically for Mechanical Engineering students. The Thermodynamics 2 will focus on the applications of the principles learnt from Thermodynamics. This includes the learning to analysis the air-conditioning system, various engines, power plants and simple combustion process. It is expected that the students can analysis real engineering problems involving thermal energy after studying this subject.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEM3103

Prerequisites

NEM2201 - Thermodynamics 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Determine the various thermodynamic properties of mixtures;  
  2. Describe basic concepts of air-conditioning, and determine the energy and mass balance in air-conditioning systems;  
  3. Define the various cycles related to petrol engines, diesel engines, gas turbine, and jet engines and determine their performance;  
  4. Define the various cycles related to steam power cycles and determine their performance in large power stations;  
  5. Describe the basic concepts of combustion; determine the air to fuel ratio and flame temperature.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Class Test 1; calculations, sketches (max. 1000 words) 15%
Test Class Test 2; calculations, sketches (max. 1000 words) 15%
Laboratory Work Laboratory on Air Conditioning; calculations, sketches (max. 1000 words) 15%
Examination Final Examination (3 hours) 55%

Required reading

Comprehensive class, laboratory and activity notes. On-Line material.

Thermodynamics - An Engineering Approach 8th ed.
Cengel, Y. A. and Boles, M. A. (2014)
McGraw Hill

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