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Module

ENG1005 : Thermofluid Mechanics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alan J Murphy
  • Lecturer: Dr Daniel Frankel, Dr Andrew Aspden, Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Prodip Das, Dr Caspar Hewett
  • 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00Lecture replacement material / recorded presentations / podcasts
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Semester 1 online formative assessment (short online exercises to be completed over the semester)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Semester 2 online summative assessment (short online exercises to be completed over the semester)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30End of year examination (online)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion152:0030:00Recommended study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00PiP Knowledge workshop including large tanks experimental facilities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00PiP Knowledge workshop exploring buoyancy and stability
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical12:002:00PiP Knowledge workshop / lab including flow measurement
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical12:002:00PiP Knowledge workshop / lab including engine cycles
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Synchronous online Online tutorial sessions (inc. guidance with Numbas questions)
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity17:007:00Preparation for Scheduled learning activities (preparing questions / reading instructions)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study182:0036:00Personal study including tutorial / Numbas questions sheets
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

-       Online lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline- specific problems identified.
-       Tutorial & Numbas questions support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve practical engineering problems with online synchronous sessions to support the students in answering specific queries.
-       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. Where students cannot be at the knowledge workshops in person, supporting written, presentation and online materials to explain the facilities will be provided to allow the students to learn about the facilities and experimental techniques. Where appropriate, example data will be provided to allow students to gain experience with the type of data and analysis undertaken.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination902A80Closed book online examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M20Continual in-course online assessment; Short online exercises to be completed over the course of the semester.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MOnline formative assessment. Short online exercises to be completed over the course of the semester.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The continual in-course formative assessment during semester one will 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 into semester two. The in-course summative assessment in semester two will follow the approach used in semester one, but will contribute a fraction of the module marks. 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.

Reading Lists

Timetable