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Fluid properties such as density and viscosity. Fluid statics, Bernoulli's equation, pipe flow profiles, pressure drop and frictional losses under flow. Laminar and turbulent flow. Pumps, compressors and fans. Thermodynamic properties such as heat capacity, latent heat of fusion and evaporation. Introduction to conductive and convective heat transfer, film and overall heat transfer coefficients. Radiation. Graphical analysis of common thermodynamic cycles, including the Carnot cycle and heat pumps.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics relevant to industrial design.Apply the fundamental theories and equations of fluid flow to problem scenarios relating to common applications.Apply the fundamental theories and equations of heat transfer to problem scenarios relating to common applications.Work as a team for the design and production of laboratory-based tasks and reporting thereon.Produce clear, concise summaries on material generated throughout laboratory activities and communicate concepts to peers.
1) either PROD110 or ENGR101; and 2) either 15 points of MATH/EMTH at 100-level or 15 points of PHYS at 100-level
Online LEARN quiz assignments 10%In-class quizzes 10%Fluid laboratory assignment 20%Heat transfer laboratory assignment 20%Final Exam 40%
Cengel, Yunus A. , Cimbala, John M;
Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2012.
White, M. Frank;
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2017.
Domestic fee $975.00
International fee $5,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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