- Code ENGN3224
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply fluid conservation and energy efficiency principles to engineered fluid systems.
- Analyse loads on structures surrounding static bodies, as well as fluid piping systems and systems involving heat transfer.
- Understand the principles of flow measurement.
- Exergetic improvement of engineered systems.
- Critically examine fluid systems and suggest improvements to design.
- Critically examine heat transfer and thermal losses in engineered systems.
- Apply combined fluid flow and heat transfer principles to analyse complex thermo-fluid systems.
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Homework assignments (20%) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Laboratory (20%) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Quiz (10%) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Exam (50%) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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2 lectures (3 hours in total) 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
Prescribed TextsThe 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 KnowledgeCalculus and physics of the scope of the first-year educational program in engineering at ANU.
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