MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300760

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Description This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of thermodynamics which involves energy in the form of heat and heat transfer. Students explore the basic laws and properties of thermodynamics to discover how energy is converted and transferred. Students will apply their knowledge to evaluate power and refrigeration cycles, industrial devices, as well as to design a simple industrial device.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 1019 AND
ENGR 1011 OR
ENGR 1028

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe thermodynamic systems and the associated heat transfer processes
  2. Illustrate the concepts of thermodynamic parameters and processes
  3. Explain thermodynamic relations
  4. Apply thermodynamic principles to evaluating power and refrigeration cycles
  5. Explain the nature of heat transfer processes
  6. Apply heat transfer principles to design and evaluation of simple industrial device

Subject Content

Properties of thermodynamic systems
Laws of thermodynamics
Concepts of energy, work, heat and entropy
Thermodynamic relations
Reversible and irreversible processes
Power and refrigeration cycles
Heat conduction
Natural and forced convection
Radiation heat transfer
Heat exchangers

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
In-class or online quizzes (3 in total) 15 minutes (per Quiz) 15 N Individual
Tutorial participation 2 hours (per class) 5 N Individual
Practical Reports (2 in total) 2,000 word (each) 30 N Individual
Closed-book Exam 2 hours 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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