• Offered by 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 Second Semester 2022
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This course conveys the fundamental thermodynamic principles and analysis methods. The topics covered include basic concepts and definitions, first law of thermodynamics and its applications to closed and open systems, second law of thermodynamics, equations of state, thermodynamic property relations, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics, reacting mixtures, chemical and phase equilibrium. The course briefly explores relations between thermodynamics and information theory. Application examples are presented for engineered and natural systems and processes, and cover energy, materials and process engineering, natural and built environments, biology and medicine, earth sciences, and astrophysics.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate physical properties of solids, fluids and gases.
  2. Formulate mass and energy balances for closed and open systems without and with chemical reactions, and perform their exergetic analysis.
  3. Evaluate thermal effects associated with gas mixing, separation, and chemical reactions, and determine the equilibrium composition of such systems.
  4. Apply thermodynamic principles to design and performance analysis in interdisciplinary engineering applications including energy, materials and process engineering, built environments, biomedicine, and manufacturing.
  5. Apply thermodynamic principles to analysis of natural systems and processes.
  6. Write succinct engineering reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignments (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Laboratory (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Mid-semester exam (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

12 hours per week consisting of 6 hours of lectures and tutorials and 6 hours of independent study and homework, plus one laboratory session of two hours.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course is currently not available.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PHYS1001 or PHYS1101.

Prescribed Texts

M.J. Moran, H.N. Shapiro, D.D. Boettner, and M.B. Bailey. Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, ninth (SI) edition, 2018.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5167 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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