Courses & Units
Thermal Engineering ENG311
The aim of this unit is to develop a fundamental grasp of the concepts related to heat transfer. These phenomena are ubiquitous in mechanical engineering so a good understanding of them is essential for students to confidently progress to the higher stages of learning and in their future engineering career.
This unit builds on material presented in KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering covering more advanced topics in energy transfer and conversion. This provides students a broad range of industrial engineering thermal systems, with an emphasis placed on distinguishing between energy quality and quantity. This is pre-requisite for the unit KNE454 core unit in mechanical engineering.
|Unit name||Thermal Engineering|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Professor Xiaolin Wang|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain steady state thermal conduction, convection and radiative transfers using practical applications involving finned or extended surface areas.
- Evaluate the similarity between momentum and convective heat transfer through theoretical analysis.
- Evaluate the convective heat transfer coefficients for flows over an external surface.
- Design heat exchanger by applying the basic concept in solving heat exchanger problems.
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PrerequisitesENG212 AND KMA154
Lectures: 3 hours per week (1 x 2hr and 1 x 1hr)
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Heat Exchanger design (20%)|Laboratory practice and reports (30%)|Mid-semester test (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Lecture notes and presentation slides on MyLO.
Incropera FP and de Witt DP, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th edition, Wiley, 2007. (Or previous or new
Cengel, Y. A, and Boles, M. A., Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010. (Or previous or new edition).
These have been ordered for the bookshop, and these or earlier editions are available on reserve in the library. An alternative text (with less material) is Cengel, Heat and Mass Transfer or a Cengel text combining Thermodynamics and Heat transfer.
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