Energy is one of the 21st century’s biggest engineering issues, and thermodynamics (the science of energy) will play a key role in understanding the energy needs. JEE223 Thermal Engineering is a foundation unit designed to introduce the laws and concepts of engineering thermodynamics using several contemporary applications.
This unit will provide an understanding of the storage, transfer, and conversion of energy. Energy can be stored within a system in different forms, such as kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy. Energy can be transferred between a system and its surroundings by work, heat transfer, and the flow of hot or cold streams of matter. Energy can also be converted from one form to another. You will explore performance analysis of energy converting plants used in the maritime industry.
|Unit name||Thermal Engineering|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to non-flow & steady-flow processes involving perfect gases or vapours.
- Explain the implications of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics on heat engine efficiency.
- Evaluate entropy and the changes of entropy for various processes involving perfect gases, or vapours.
- Describe the operating principles of refrigerating units, gas turbines and diesel engines. Assess their performances in terms of thermal loads and efficiency for operating duties.
- Conduct energy analyses of the systems by calculating the rate of energy transfer for conduction, convection and radiation processes.
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3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratory as advised.
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)|Data analysis (15%)|
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