This unit (NEM3103) is the continuation from Thermodynamics 1 and is specifically for Mechanical Engineering students. The Thermodynamics 2 will focus on the applications of the principles learnt from Thermodynamics 1. This includes learning to analyse the refrigeration, air-conditioning systems, various engines, power plants and simple combustion process. It is expected that the students can analyse 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. Analysis the various concepts of refrigeration, and determine the performance of ideal and actual refrigeration systems;  
  2. Deep understanding of the various concepts of air-conditioning processes, and analysis the energy and mass balances in air-conditioning systems;  
  3. Review and analysis of the various cycles related to petrol engines, diesel engines, gas turbines, and jet engines and determine their performances under ideal and real engineering conditions;  
  4. Review and analysis of the various cycles related to steam power cycles, determine their performance in large power stations, and recommendations of performance improvement existing power stations; and  
  5. Acquire the knowledge and skills in develop the combustion equations and determine the air to fuel ratio and flame temperature.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Class Test 1; calculations, sketches 25%
Laboratory Work Laboratory Experiment and Report on Refrigeration; calculations, sketches 20%
Laboratory Work Laboratory Experiment and Report on Air Conditioning; calculations, sketches 25%
Test Final Test 30%

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