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Advanced Fluid and Thermal Engineering ENG412
This unit consists of two parts: advanced fluid and thermal. In the fluid part, you will explore the governing equations of incompressible viscous fluid flow in differential form and investigate a range of topics such as laminar and turbulent flow in boundary layers, pipes and channels. Compressible flow theory is introduced and used to solve problems involving compressible shock waves, flow choking, and flows involving friction and heat transfer. You will also learn applied methods in computational fluid dynamics and complete a major design assignment focused on sustainability with an emphasis on efficiency and loss minimisation in fluidic systems.
Thermal engineering will explore the advanced power cycles, refrigeration cycles, gas mixture and psychometrics for evaluating air-conditioning system. The thermal part should develop students’ ability to observe, formulate and solve problems in applied thermodynamics. It also provides an essential foundation for persons intending to continue with postgraduate research and development work in the field.
|Unit name||Advanced Fluid and Thermal Engineering|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Professor Xiaolin Wang|
|Teaching staff||Associate Professor Alan Henderson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate experimental performance of thermal and fluid systems to meet technical requirements.
- Apply theory and established methods to solve complex fluid mechanics problems.
- Apply theoretical and experimental methods to investigate, analyse and critically interpret fluid mechanics results.
- Analyse power and refrigeration cycles and engineering problems involving air-vapor mixtures.
- Evaluate the performance of air-conditioning and industrial thermodynamics systems.
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PrerequisitesENG311 AND ENG313
Lectures: 3 hours per week (1x2 hr and 1x1 hr) and 39 hours in total
Tutorials: 1 hour per week and 12 hours in total.
Practical: Four lab practics, two thermal labs in approx. weeks 4 to 7 and two fluid labs in weeks 9 to 11 depending on student numbers (the detailed schedule will be discussed according to the actual student numbers).
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Laboratory practice and reports (40%)|Mid-semester test (20%)|
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