CME2028 : Thermodynamics 2
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Steven Wang
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aims of the course are to provide the student with an understanding of how thermodynamic principles can be used to predict the behaviour of systems undergoing physical change; to introduce methods for calculating the properties of real fluids and to use these to design systems for generating power, compressing fluids and transferring heat by heat pumping; to increase the students' understanding of real chemical systems by expanding on the ideas of concepts of ideal phase equilibria and thoroughly understanding the phenomena of phase and chemical reaction equilibria in multicomponent systems relevant to chemical engineering; to take the concepts of the energy balance (1st law of thermodynamics) and the reversible/irreversible process (2nd law of thermodynamics) developed for ideal chemical systems and apply them to real systems.
Outline Of Syllabus
Properties of pure substances
Properties of ideal and non ideal mixtures
Power generation and refrigeration cycles (thermodynamics of open systems)
Phase and reaction equilibrium in multicomponent systems
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Completion of assignment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||31:00||31:00||Review lecture material and prepare for tutorials.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The predominance of lectures is appropriate for the module which has a theoretical bias. The tutorial sessions provide an opportunity for the students to practise the numerical methods required for calculations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||20||Assignment (maximum 4 pages, approximately 1000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam is used to test the development in understanding of the theoretical content of the module.
The coursework will test computational skills relating to thermodynamics that cannot be assessed in an exam environment