Module Catalogue

MEC2107 : Thermal Systems Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Steven Tay
  • Lecturer: Dr Eugene Wong
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

The module introduces students to a range of thermofluid topics:
- Review of key thermodynamic concepts.
- Heat Transfer.
- Mixtures, Psychrometry and Air-conditioning
- Introduction to fluid mechanics
- Sustainable energy management.

Outline Of Syllabus

Review of key thermodynamic concepts:
- Work, energy, heat, temperature.
- General energy equations.
- Energy transformations (First Law, simple process models).
- Second Law and “grade” of energy.

Mixtures, Psychrometry and Air-conditioning
- Revision of mixtures of vapours and gases
- Psychrometry and air conditioning.
- Cooling tower design.

Heat Transfer:
- Modes (conduction, convection, radiation).
- Thermal resistances (parallel, series).
- Conduction (modelling requirements, 1D steady-state, lumped transients).
- Heat exchanger design.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics:
- Momentum equation and applications of momentum equation.
- Laminar and turbulent pipe flow.
- Reynolds number and transition.
- Friction factors for laminar and turbulent flow (Moody diagram).
- Local losses and pipe systems.

Sustainable Energy Management:
- Introduction to energy efficiency methods and energy conservation technologies.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable