• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Xiaolin Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Apply fluid conservation and energy efficiency principles to engineered fluid systems.
  2. Analyse loads on structures surrounding static bodies, as well as fluid piping systems and systems involving heat transfer.
  3. Understand the principles of flow measurement.
  4. Use opportunities to determine energetic or exergetic improvement of engineered systems.
  5. Critically examine fluid systems and suggest improvements to design.
  6. Critically examine heat transfer and thermal losses in engineered systems.
  7. Apply combined fluid flow and heat transfer principles to analyse complex thermo-fluid systems.
  8. Apply fluid flow and heat transfer principles to advanced engineering research problems.

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Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignments (20%)
  2. Quiz (10%)
  3. Laboratory Reports (20%)
  4. Exam (50%)

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Workload

  • 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 be studying a Master of Engineering or Master of Energy Change or Master of Energy Change (Research). Incompatible with ENGN3224.

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.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2560 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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