MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300759

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Description The unit provides an understanding of thermo-fluid principles and their engineering applications related to thermal processes and energy conversion used in power plants, heat pumps, wind turbines, and airplanes. Students analytical skills are developed through the evaluation of laminar, turbulent and compressible fluid flows, as well as combustion processes and products. Students are introduced to special thermal and fluid engineering topics, including alternative energy options for Indigenous Australians. In addition to examining the theoretical principles, students evaluate thermodynamic systems and apply basic computational techniques to solve thermodynamics and fluid flow problems in practical laboratory sessions.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2003 AND
MECH 3008

Assumed Knowledge

Fundamentals on Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Heat Transfer.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse laminar, turbulent and compressible flows
  2. Analyse combustion processes and products
  3. Perform basic design selection of pumps and turbines
  4. Evaluate dynamics of fluid flow and solid body interaction
  5. Apply basic computational techniques in solving thermal and fluid engineering problems

Subject Content

Laminar, turbulent and compressible flows
Thermal process of combustion
Turbo-machinery
Fluid-structure interactions
Introduction to computational techniques for thermodynamics and fluid flow applications
Special thermal and fluid engineering topics, e.g., alternative energy for indigenous Australia, buoyancy driven and multiphase flows, etc.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes 3 x 15-minute (per Quiz) 15 N Individual
Reports 3 x Practical reports 1000 words (per report) 30 N Individual
Participation 9 x 2-hour tutorials 5 N Individual
Final Examination 2-hour 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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