MAE2402 - Thermodynamics and heat transfer - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Daniel Edgington-Mitchell

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Synopsis

This unit provides the discipline basis for applications in energy, power and heat transfer. It is the core unit in the discipline of thermal sciences, providing a basic level of knowledge and problem solving capability in thermodynamics and heat transfer. The thermal sciences disciplines are central to mechanical and aerospace engineering, being used in the design and analysis of energy conversion devices and systems. Inevitably, in those conversion processes involving heat, analysis and consequent design requires an understanding of the basic heat transfer mechanisms. Thus, the unit is core to understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow at later year levels.

Outcomes

The unit builds on aspects of thermodynamics and heat transfer and provides a focus for this and an understanding of the relevant mechanisms to be used in understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow in later year.

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 40%

Final Examination (3 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 x 1 hour lectures, + 3 hours of laboratory or problem solving classes and 6 hours of private study per week

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