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AMME9262: 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 AMME9262
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
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. evaluate the relevant parameters for heat flow in internal engineering systems such as refrigeration and heating systems
  • LO2. develop an understanding of some of the basic equations governing thermodynamics
  • LO3. analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system
  • LO4. analyze and determine the heat fluxes governing a control volume
  • LO5. work in groups to complete laboratory experiments and analyse the results
  • LO6. write a formal laboratory report.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.