ME2512 - Thermofluid Mechanics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Thermodynamic properties. Closed and open systems.
First and second law of thermodynamics. Elementary thermodynamic analysis of gas and
vapour cyclesFundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Fluids at rest. Dynamics of fluid flow.
Euler, Bernoulli and energy equations. Measurement of fluid flow. Laminar and turbulent
flow pipe flow, pressure drop due to friction. Pumps in pipelines.
- Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics: after completion of this section the students should
be able to understand and solve a variety of problems involving: the pressure versus
height relationship in a static fluid for a given fluid property variation; the resultant
hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces (including buoyancy forces); the principle
of conservation of mass; the Euler, Bernoulli and energy equations; flow measurement
devices such as Pitot tubes and Venturi meter and simple laminar and turbulent pipe
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics: enable students to deal with energy related problems
in a quantitative manner (identify, formulate and solve energy-related problems).
In particular, students should be able to use the principle of the conservation of
energy in engineering applications and be aware of the limits of the energy conversion
from heat to mechanical work. Become familiar with important thermodynamic cycles.
The relationship between thermodynamics and other subject areas and the role of energy
efficiency are to be shown;
- skills in report writing, teamwork during laboratory sessions, measurement techniques
and error analysis.
- end of semester exam (50% - 70%)
- on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
- 8 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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