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ME20015: Thermal power and heat transfer

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Lab Experiment (CW 15%)
  • Examination (EX 85%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME20015 Re- Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop the students ability to apply the principals of thermodynamics, heat transfer to problems of engineering importance.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Describe the thermodynamic principles, characteristics of gas turbines, steam turbines and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) cycles.
* Undertake 1st and 2nd law analysis of energy flows and understand issues related to energy conservation and environmental impact.
* Solve simple heat transfer problems of individual or combinations of conduction in solids, convection and radiation.
* Interpret data from Steam tables and calculate the thermodynamic properties of gas-vapour mixtures.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Steam plants (superheating, reheating)
CHP and combined cycles.
Gas turbines and jet engines (intercooling and reheating). Introduction to emissions and the environment.
Introduction to Heat transfer conduction in solids, convection and radiation)
Gas Vapour mixtures
Exergy and second law efficiency
Laboratory experiment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME20015 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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