• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Wojciech Lipinski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course explores the fundamental  interactions between heat and mass transfer and how these principles are applied in a systems engineering context. The course begins by introducing analysis of static fluid bodies and then continues with fluid dynamics, principally on the effect 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 of heat exchange design. Finally, radiation heat transfer is presented in a wider context.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon course completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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

  • Homework assignments (20%)
  • Laboratory (20%)
  • Quiz (10%)
  • Final exam (50%)

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  • 3 lectures per week
  • 2 tutorials per week starting from week 2
  • 2x 2hr laboratories
  • Approx. 6 hours of independent study is required on average per week, in addition to contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2222.

Prescribed Texts

The primary recommended textbooks are:

  • M.C. Potter and D.C. Wiggert. Mechanics of Fluids. Fourth (SI) edition. Cengage Learning.
  • T.L. Bergman, A.S. Lavine, F.P. Incropera, and D.P. DeWitt. Introduction to Heat Transfer. Sixth (SI) edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hobooken, 2011.

Assumed Knowledge

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




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2370 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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