• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Vincent Wheeler
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENGN6224
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course explores the fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, and their applications in engineering. The course begins by introducing analysis of static fluid bodies and then continues with fluid dynamics, principally the effects of viscous and thermal boundary layers. Fluid conservation equations are presented in detail. Fluid conveyancing through pipework and external flow analysis complete the coursework on fluids. The concept of boundary layer behaviour is then extended to heat transfer. Conduction, convection are treated at a fundamental level, leading to analysis and design of heat exchangers. Finally, radiation heat transfer is presented in a wider context.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse loads on structures surrounding static bodies of fluid.
  2. Apply fundamental fluid condservation equations to moving bodies of fluid.
  3. Analyse fluid piping system including pumps, pipes and valves.
  4. Understand the principles of flow measurement.
  5. Apply energy efficiency principles to engineered fluid systems.
  6. Critically examine fluid systems and suggest improvements to design.
  7. Analyse systems involving heat transfer or heat loss.
  8. Define opportunities for energetic or exergetic improvement of engineered systems.
  9. Comment on heat transfer and thermal losses in engineered systems.
  10. Write succinct engineering reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis.

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Indicative Assessment

  1. Homework assignments (20%)
  2. Laboratory (20%)
  3. Quiz (10%)
  4. Exam (50%)

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Workload

3 lectures per week, 2 tutorials per week, 2 x 2-hour laboratory per semester, approximately 5 hours of independent study is required on average per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2222. Incompatible with ENGN6224.

Prescribed Texts

The recommended textbooks are:
  • M.C. Potter, D.C. Wiggert, and B.H. Ramadan. Mechanics of Fluids. Cengage Learning, Boston, fifth (SI) edition, 2015.
  • T.L. Bergman, A.S. Lavine, F.P. Incropera, and D.P. DeWitt. Introduction to Heat Transfer. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, sixth (SI) edition, 2011

Assumed Knowledge

Calculus and physics of the scope of the first-year educational program in engineering at ANU.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2309 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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