Courses & Units

Thermal and Fluid Engineering ENG212

Hobart

Introduction

The main objective of this unit is to introduce students the fundamental thermodynamic laws and fluid mechanics physical law and develop in students the ability to apply these fundamental principles in thermal and fluid energy systems. It emphasizes understanding basic principles and applying them to practical situations. The aim is to give students the necessary skills to carry out basic design and performance analysis in the area of fluid statics, fluid motion, heat and power exchange in steam and similar power plants, engines and refrigeration systems.


The thermal part will cover three thermodynamic laws and application of thermodynamics laws in thermal analysis of engines, refrigerators/heat pumps and power cycles. The fluid part deals with hydrostatic pressure and forces, flow along streamlines with and without friction, flow momentum and forces, similarity and modelling. This unit is pre-requisite for the units, KNE354 thermal engineering 1, KNE454 thermal engineering 2 and KNE351 Fluid Mechanics, core units in mechanical and civil engineering.

Summary

Unit name Thermal and Fluid Engineering
Unit code ENG212
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator

Xiaolin Wang

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain three thermodynamic laws and fundamental principles in fluid mechanics.

2. Solve problems related to thermal and fluid systems by applying thermodynamic laws and fluid principles.

3. Identify different power systems and fluid problems in thermal fluid systems.

4. Report analyses and results of practical problems and experiments in a format that a technically competent person can follow and obtain the similar findings.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 030701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG103 and KMA154

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KNE213

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBA

Assessment

Three major assessments:  laboratory demonstration and reports (30%), in-semester assignments/tests (20%) and end of semester exam (50%).

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Textbooks

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