Course Title: Thermodynamics 3
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Prasanna de Silva
Phone (03) 9925 4646
Nominal Hours: 60
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
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
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
Please note that there may be minor variations in the schedule
Class Room Lectures, problem solving with different data and parameters and applying mathematical calculations. Class discussions. Students will be educated to think and analyse data available and find solutions. Refer Steam Tables and other relavent Gas Tables, Entropy-enthalpy chart to analyse the characteristics of Steam. Discuss practical problems which may come up is the operation and maitenance of Steam Plants, Gas Turbines, IC Engines, Gas Compressors and Refrigerating and Air conditioning systems..
Week Date Topics (Learning outcome)
1 8/7/13 Introduction to subject, assessment method briefing, referance books discussion and revision - First Law of Thermodynamics (1-2)
2 15/7/13 Apply First Law of Thermodynamics to solve engineering problems relating to reversible and irreversible process for perfect gases and Gas Laws. - revise (2-3)
3 22/7/13 Reciprocating Gas compressors (3)
4 29/7/13 Reciprocating Gas Compressors - continued. (Multistaging and Inter cooling) (3)
5 5/8/13 Reciprocating Gas Compressors - continued. Introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics and Introduction to Entropy (3-4)
6. 12/8/13 Entropy - continued. (4)
7 19/8/13 Introduction to Gas Turbines (7)
8 26/8/13 TEST - 1
9 9/9/13 IC Engine Perfomance (5)
10 16/9/13 IC Engine Performance -continued and Turbo Charging (5)
11 23/9/13 Lab Test and Report (This is an Assesment Task) (1 to 4)
12 30/9/13 Steam- Steam Plant Layout, Steam Tables, and Boiler Calculations (6)
13 7/10/13 Steam -Continued - Rankine Cycle, Entropy Enthalpy Charts, Reheat and Reggerative Cycles (6)
14 14/10/13 Refregeration and Air conditioning (8)
15 21/10/13 Revision
16 28/10/13 TEST - 2
Engineering Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists (5th Edition) - Eastop and McCoonkey
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics 7th Edition Borgnakke & Sontag
Engineering Thermodynamics by Michael J Moran and Howard N Shapiro
Class Notes, Blackboard and Web resources.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Progressive written tests/assignments
End of module written exam
Assessment Tasks consist of:
1. Two Unit Tests - 40% each
2. Practical Test - 20%
|Assessment Task||Weighting||Learning Outcomes|
|Test 1||40%||1,2,3,4, &7|
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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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