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Module

ENG1005 : Thermofluid Mechanics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alan J Murphy
  • Lecturer: Dr Andrew Aspden, Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Prodip Das, Dr Caspar Hewett, Dr Daniel Frankel
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0

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 mass and energy conservation.

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) with data analysis/error analysis considerations.
• Introduction to conservation of momentum

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

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