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AMME9262: Thermal Engineering 1

This unit aims to teach the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer. At the end of this unit students will have: an understanding of the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer; The ability to analyse the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system. The basic knowledge to analyse and design 1D thermal circuits. Course content will include concepts of heat and work, properties of substances, first law of thermodynamics, control mass and control volume analysis, thermal efficiency, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, isentropic efficiency, power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, 1D thermal circuits and transient heat transfer.

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.