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Module

ENG1005 : Thermofluid Mechanics

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andrew Aspden
  • Lecturer: Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Caspar Hewett
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

To introduce the basic concepts and definitions of energy, heat and work, to provide the core knowledge and skills to understand and analyse Engineering Thermofluid systems, on the basis of conservation of mass, energy and momentum.

Outline Of Syllabus

Fluid Dynamics
• Units, dimensions and measurements; density and specific volume; stress in a fluid.
• Fluid statics: pressure measurement, manometry. buoyancy, stability.
• Nature of fluids: shear rate and viscosity: Newtonian Fluid and non-Newtonian fluid properties.
• Concept of control volume and conservation principles based on Reynolds transport principles.
• Nature of flows: ideal flow, steady flow, uniform flow, streamlines, pathlines and streaklines
• Conservation of mass: continuity equation,
• Conservation of energy: Bernoulli equation (applications for inviscid, incompressible and steady flows)
• Flow measurement (orifice plate, venturi, weirs) with data analysis/error analysis considerations.
• Conservation of momentum for steady flow.

Thermodynamics
• Basic properties (pressure, temperature); equation of state for perfect gas; calorimetry; specific heat capacities;
• First Law of Thermodynamics; Steady flow energy conservation equation applied to thermal systems.
• Process paths, quasi-static work and heat transfer, isothermal, adiabatic and polytropic processes.
• Real substances, Steady flow energy equation applied to steam systems.
• First law analysis of cyclic processes: Carnot cycle, cycle efficiency, and air standard cycles (e.g. Otto, Diesel, dual and gas turbine cycles).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture321:0032:00(PiP) Lectures and module talks (S1 and S2)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00End of year examination (online)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Semester 2 online in-course assessment (short online exercises to be completed over the semester)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Semester 1 online in-course assessment (short online exercises to be completed over the semester)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials200:3010:00(NSO) Listening to & viewing short recordings, asynchronous lectures and animations.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00(PiP) Fluids Phase Change (Boiler) Practical - Thermodynamics Lab
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00(PiP) Internal Combustion Engine Practical - Thermodynamics Lab
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:301:30(PiP) Flow Measurement Practical - Fluids Lab
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:301:30(PiP) Bernoulli Practical - Fluids Lab
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:301:30(PiP) Buoyancy & Stability - Fluids Lab
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:301:30(PiP) Hydrostatic Pressure/Forces - Fluids Lab
Guided Independent StudySkills practice182:0036:00Personal study including practicing tutorial and Numbas questions sheets
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity101:0010:00Preparation for scheduled learning activities including synchronous teaching and practical sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study271:0027:00Reviewing teaching materials including making notes and assimilating theory and key concepts
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A blended delivery approach is used to provide an easy and accessible way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and convey the underlying engineering science while allowing students to develop the required skills in applying this to discipline-specific engineering problems. This approach comprises:

-Structured guided learning in the form of Non-Synchronous Online (NSO) lectures, animations and notes for delivery of the detail of fundamental concepts and theory;

-Present-in-Person (PiP) lectures & classroom sessions to go through elements of the material requiring a dynamic and discursive delivery style (e.g. worked examples & in-person problem solving)

-Tutorial & Numbas questions are provided to support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and developing skills in applying the taught material [skills practice] - learning to solve practical engineering problems. Worked solutions are provided for all tutorial sheet questions in Numbas, combined with randomised numers, will provide the opportunity for repeated practise with instant feedback. Students are encouraged to reflect on their skills practice [reflective learning activity] and prepare to get specific assistance and feedback with these practice questions at the tutorials.

-Six PiP practical laboratory sessions The knowledge workshops allow students to attend present-in-person, in laboratory settings, to gain hands-on experience of experimental facilities and techniques used for analysing and solving real engineering problems and reinforce the taught principles and theory in the identified topics.


-The independent study time is essential for students to work through the material, supported with reading, notetaking and tutorial question practice in their own time and at their own pace. Some of this time is allocated for revising for and completing the assessments.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1202A64Open book (access to Canvas) in person Digital Exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M6Short Numbas question sheet based on the lab session
Practical/lab report2M6Short Numbas question sheet based on the lab session
Computer assessment1M6Continual in-course assessment, to be completed over the course of the semester
Computer assessment2M6Continual in-course assessment, to be completed over the course of the semester
Computer assessment2M6Continual in-course assessment, to be completed over the course of the semester
Practical/lab report2M6Short Numbas question sheet based on the lab session
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MContinual in-course assessment, to be completed over the course of the semester
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The continual in-course formative assessment will closely follow the Numbas-based tutorial sheets, and allow students to become familiar with the online assessment framework, build confidence in answering technical numerical questions, and receive feedback on their understanding to be carried forward to the in-course summative assessment, which will follow the same approach. Similarly, the laboratory assessments will be comprised of short Numbas-based questions based on the PiP sessions designed to test understanding of the physical experiments. The end-of-year examination will follow a similar approach to the in-course assessment, but will also provide an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry, and will be composed of all material covered during the module.

A single A4 sheet (two-sided) may be prepared in advance and taken into the exam as a study support with access to teaching materials on Canvas

Reading Lists

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