Course Title: Thermodynamics 3

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OENG5198

Course Title: Thermodynamics 3

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettri Chinnadurai

email:- vettri.chinnadurai@rmit.edu.au

Phone :- 99254667

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EA 001 Calculus
 EA 714 Thermodynamics 1
 EB 711 Thermodynamics 2

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to effectively carry out the engineering calculations needed for the selection and performance appraisal of the equipment associated with internal combustion engines, steam power stations, gas turbines and air conditioning plant. The module builds on to concepts learnt in Thermodynamics 1 & 2 and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBG877 Thermodynamics 3


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to simple non-flow and steady flow engineering applications (Review of basic concepts).
2. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to solve engineering problems relating to reversible and irreversible processes for perfect gases and vapours (Review of basic concepts).
3. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Reciprocating Air-Compressors.
4. Apply the Second law of Thermodynamics to simple non-flow and steady flow engineering applications.
5. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines and hence select suitable equipment.
6. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Steam Plants and hence select suitable equipment.
7. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Gas Turbine Plants and hence select suitable equipment.
8. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Air-Conditioning Plants and hence select suitable equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

Class room lecturing, problem solving with different data"s and parameters and Applying mathmatical steps. Students will be educated to thing and analyse the data available and find the solution. Refer the steam tables, entropy and enthalpy chart to analyse the steam characters.


Teaching Schedule

session no and datetopicslearning out come
1-08-09-2010 Introduction to subject, assessement method briefing, reference books and first law of thermodynamics1
2--15-09-2010Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to solve engineering problems relating to reversible and irreversible processes for perfect gases and vapours (Review of basic concepts). 2
3-22--09-2010Reciprocating Air-Compressors3
4-29-09-2010Reciprocating Air-Compressors3
5-06-10-2010Introduction to second law of thermodynamics, concept of entropy and problem solving.4
6-13-10-2010Rankine cycle steam powerplant, reheat and regenerative cycle.6
7-20-10-2010Gas turbines7
8-27-10-2010I.c engines and Airconditioning plant.5 and8
9-03-11-2010Revisions1-8
10-10-11-2010Main Exam1-8
 Please note the teaching scedule and exam are tentative dates. It may vary the date of exam and session teaching topics. 
   
   
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Thermodynamics by Michael J. Moran and Howard N. Shapiro

9780471787358


References


Other Resources

In S-drive under Mechanical and manufacturing folder- Thermo-3 folder, All the class handouts, problem and solutions are available.

Class handouts and exercise are provided in the class.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Practical Laboratories 
Progressive written tests/assignments  
End of module written exam


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be as follows.

1. one Assignment : - 20 Marks.

2. Main exam ( In MSAC or Storey Hall) :- 80 Marks. (please note that it will be a closed Book Exam)


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Students please note that  Exam  will be Closed Book exam. Formula and Answering sheet will be provided in the exam hall.

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