Course Title: Applied Heat and Mass Transfer

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Heat and Mass Transfer

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2039

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 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

MIET2039

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

MIET2081

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 14,
Offsh2 15

MIET2358

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)

MIET2081

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22017 (VM5)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kiao Inthavong

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6175

Course Coordinator Email: kiao.inthavong@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics


Course Description

This course is a final year elective course building on earlier core thermo-fluid courses. Within this course there are extended topics to the heat transfer knowledge attained from the previous studies. The topics will have applications with HVAC, refrigeration and air conditioning, and other industrial heating and cooling applications.

  • Revision of basic modes of heat transfer; vapour compression refrigeration cycle,
  • The role of heat exchangers in a thermodynamic cycle and associated environmental and economic issues; 
  • Boiling and Condensation;
  • Fouling of heat exchangers; Overall heat transfer co-efficient; Log mean temperature difference; Parallel flow, counter flow and cross flow configurations of heat exchangers; Heat exchanger effectiveness and number of transfer units (NTU); Pressure drop and flow considerations;
  • Further conduction problems: Fins, Insulation, Transient, Numerical computations
  • Wetted surface heat and mass transfer including evaporative cooling and cooling towers;
  • The human body and occupied building as heat exchangers (air conditioning heating and cooling loads); 


Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level.
This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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.
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.


 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Characterise the processes involved in HVAC, refrigeration, and air-conditioning systems.
  2. Select, analyse, and design heat exchangers
  3. Use analytical and computational techniques to analyse a wide range of heat transfer problems including piping systems, boiling, condensation, electronic cooling, radiators, heat exchangers with fins


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials working on exercises and assignments, and laboratory classes.


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

Early Assessment Task: Lab Report 1
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, and 2.

Assessment Task 2:  Class Test
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 - 3.

The test is closed book. Selected formulas, charts, and tables provided.

Assessment Task 3:  Final Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 - 3.

The exam is closed book. Selected formulas, charts, and tables provided.

Assessment Task 4: Lab Report 2  
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 - 2.

Assessment 5: Case Study Assignment
Weighting 15% 
This assessment supports CLOs 1 - 2