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 OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse loads on structures surrounding static bodies of fluid.
- Apply fundamental fluid condservation equations to moving bodies of fluid.
- Analyse fluid piping system including pumps, pipes and valves.
- Understand the principles of flow measurement.
- Apply energy efficiency principles to engineered fluid systems.
- Critically examine fluid systems and suggest improvements to design.
- Analyse systems involving heat transfer or heat loss.
- Define opportunities for energetic or exergetic improvement of engineered systems.
- Comment on 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
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
- Homework assignments (20%)
- Laboratory (20%)
- Quiz (10%)
- 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
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
Calculus and physics of the scope of the first-year educational program in engineering at ANU.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3039||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person|