THERMODYNAMICS

EMS3THD

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to give students an understanding of thermodynamic concepts and their application. The subject emphasizes the integration and application of fundamental principles of mass and energy conservation along with ideal gas and non-ideal working fluids concepts which are fundamental to engineering systems.The subject also introduces the basic concepts of heat transfer and mass flow.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT1NLA or MAT1CDE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFundamentals of Engineering ThermodynamicsPrescribedMoran, M.J & Saprio, H.NWiley 2011

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply basic thermodynamic principles and laws of physics to analyse and predict the idealised behaviour of thermodynamic systems.

Activities:
Theory and worked examples are provided in the lectures. The knowledge is then practiced in the tutorials and applied in assignments and laboratories.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Model and analyse real world thermodynamic systems using appropriate modelling tools and techniques.

Activities:
Modelling examples are provided in the lectures. The knowledge is then practiced in the tutorials and applied in assignments and laboratories.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Analyse and describe the thermodynamic properties of matter and the implications of the thermodynamic laws.

Activities:
Theory and worked examples are provided in the lectures. The knowledge is then practiced in the tutorials and applied in assignments and laboratories.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse and optimise a real industry related thermodynamic system using appropriate analysis techniques.

Activities:
Analysis of real world systems is demonstrated in the lectures. The knowledge is then practiced in the tutorials and applied in assignments and laboratories.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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