Course Title: Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET1081

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

MIET1081

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

MIET2354

Stansfield College

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2077

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Professor Jiyuan Tu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99256191

Course Coordinator Email: jiyuan.tu@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Applied Thermodynamics, and
Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems or equivalent
 


Course Description

This is the third part of a three-part series of core courses (Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems, and Advanced Thermo-fluid Mechanics) designed to provide core knowledge of the fundamental principles and engineering applications of thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. These three areas collectively make up the field of Thermo-Fluid Mechanics or Thermal Fluid Sciences but are traditionally taught as separate courses. However, in this course, the three areas are presented in a more integrated manner, emphasising the connectivity between these areas in theoretical treatment and through the use of practical or real-world examples of thermal fluid systems.
The fundamentals and principles of thermal fluid mechanics will be reviewed through the use of the real-world examples and be advanced to analyse the practical thermo-fluid systems for engineering design applications. Collectively, they should provide you with a sound fundamental as well as a practical knowledge of this area of engineering.       


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
• Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
• Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
• In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
• Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
• Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
• Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Relate principles of heat transfer and fluid mechanics to applications.
2. Establish basic tools and methodology, and modern state-of-the-art computational techniques for performing analysis of thermo-fluid systems.
3. Illustrate the practical engineering applications of these areas and reinforce their connectivity through analysis of thermo-fluid systems.
4. Review and reference trends in thermo-fluid related applications.
5. Make appropriate assumptions and apply relevant governing principles/equations and numerical methods to solve thermo-fluid related problems    


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials, assignments, computer labs and wind tunnel labs


Overview of Learning Resources

There are class notes, lecture slides, a prescribed textbook and several recommended references.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Assignments
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs  1, 3, and 5.

Assessment Task 2: Lab Report
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 - 3      

Assessment Task 3:  Class Test
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs  1 - 5.

Assessment Task 4:  Final Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs  1 - 5.