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ME2512 - Thermofluid Mechanics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Dynamics of fluid flow. Euler, Bernoulli and energy equations. Dimensional analysis. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic properties. Steam tables. Close and open systems. First and Second Law of thermodynamics. Elementary thermodynamic analysis of gas and vapour cycle.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe fluid properties, fluid statics and dynamics;
  • explain the principles of conservation of mass and energy, the limits of energy conversion and energy efficiency;
  • employ Euler and Bernoulli equations, the first and second law of thermodynamics, and the steam tables to solve a range of problems involving fluids;
  • analyse errors and report laboratory practical measurements in a professional manner.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Tutorial task - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EG1011


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Mehdi Khatamifar
Lecturers: Dr Elsa Dos Santos Antunes, Dr Mehdi Khatamifar.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 9 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.