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.
|Unit name||Thermal and Fluid Engineering|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||030701|
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ENG103 and KMA154
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Three major assessments: laboratory demonstration and reports (30%), in-semester assignments/tests (20%) and end of semester exam (50%).
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