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AMME2262: Thermal Engineering 1

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of thermal engineering with a particular emphasis on thermodynamics with some elements of heat transfer and thermal system instrumentation and measurement. At the end of this unit students will have an understanding of the basic laws of thermodynamics, heat transfer and measurement of thermal systems and how to apply them in an engineering context. The course content will include topics covering thermal and phase properties of substances, heat and work interactions, the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy and its application to engineering systems, gas power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, thermal sensors and data acquisition.

Code AMME2262
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(MATH1001 or MATH1021 or MATH1901 or MATH1921 or MATH1906 or MATH1931) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1023 or MATH1903 or MATH1923 or MATH1907 or MATH1933)
Assumed knowledge:
Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. write a formal laboratory report
  • LO2. work in groups to complete laboratory experiments and analyse the results
  • LO3. evaluate the relevant parameters for heat flow in internal engineering systems such as refrigeration and heating systems
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic equations governing thermodynamics
  • LO5. analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system
  • LO6. analyze and determine the heat fluxes governing a control volume.