UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students completing this unit demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, and the ability to analyse a range of industrial systems. Students also understand the social and environmental consequences associated with such technologies. Typically the systems studied include compressors (rotating and reciprocating), refrigeration systems, steam power systems, internal combustion engines and gas turbines, and air-conditioning systems.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports; (2) work effectively in teams; (3) interpret a qualitiative description of a system in order to create a suitable model for analysis; (4) locate and evaluate information and data relevant to the unit technical content; (5) analyse refrigeration systems, vapour power systems, internal combustion engines, air-conditioning and evaporative cooling systems; and (6) proficiently use steam tables, refrigerant tables and psychrometric charts.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratory classes; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Angus Tavner
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ENSC2002 Energy or ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics or MECH2403 Thermofluids 2 or CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics or equivalent
Advisable prior study: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1, MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2, PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility: MECH3401 Thermofluids 3
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week; labs: 6 hours in total
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/MECH4429/SEM-1/2017

Haywood, R. W. Thermodynamic Tables in SI Units: CUP 1990

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