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.

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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 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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