ME4522 - Energy, Conversion and Refrigeration
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Engineering (pre 2015)
Advanced thermodynamics: second law analysis of processes, fuel and energy sources,
combustion, environmental impact of power plant operation.Energy conversion: steam
power plants, gas turbines, reciprocating internal combustion engines, photovoltaic
energy systems, energy storage. Air-conditioning and refrigeration: vapour compression
cycle, psychrometry and wetted surface heat transfer, cooling coils and cooling towers,
air conditioning system analysis and operation, air conditioning loads, thermal comfort
- Advanced thermodynamics: enable students to use the second law of thermodynamics to
identify inefficiencies in thermodynamic processes and suggest improvements. Perform
quantitative combustion calculations including second law analysis. Develop an appreciation
for the various energy sources, their environmental impact and the environmental responsibilities
of professional engineers;
- Air-conditioning and refrigeration: understand the design principles for air conditioning
and refrigeration apparatus. Evaluate the operation of air conditioning equipment
under varying load conditions. Develop the ability to use information from established
design handbooks such as the ASHRAE guide or Australian Standards. Be able to perform
building air conditioning load calculations and appreciate factors influencing them;
- Energy conversion: become familiar with the design of steam power plants, reciprocating
internal combustion engines and gas turbines. Gain an understanding of internal combustion
engine characteristics relevant for the selection and operation of plant equipment.
Become familiar with engineering applications of photovoltaic energy systems and principles
of sustainable design and development;
- skills in report writing, teamwork during laboratory sessions, measurement techniques
and error analysis.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr Rong Situ
||Professor Yinghe He, Dr Rong Situ.
- 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer
to Subject Outline for details.
||end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).
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