1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
3 x 2-hour laboratories per semester
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2751 has been successfully completed
Topic description
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; Hydrostatics; One dimensional flow of incompressible fluids; Continuity, momentum and energy equations; Laminar and turbulent flows in pipes, ducts and open channels; Dimensional analysis, flow measurements and fluid machinery. Thermodynamics: Basic thermodynamic concepts; properties of ideal gases and vapours; the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Thermodynamic cycles and efficiency. Heat Transfer: Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; Thermal insulation; Heat Exchangers.
Educational aims
This topic aims to ensure that the students understand the following:

  1. Modelling the flows of fluids
  2. Measurements of the flows of fluids
  3. Heat transferred to and from a fluid
  4. First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
  5. Thermodynamic cycles and their efficiency
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the basic properties of gases and liquids
  2. Write the relevant equations of motion for fluids
  3. Understand the basics of heat transfer
  4. Understand the implications of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
  5. Solve simple flow problems
  6. Understand how flow measurements are done in practice
  7. Determine the efficiencies of various thermodynamic cycles