Courses Catalogue

Applied Thermodynamics

COURSE CODE: MEC4200
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course introduces the basic concepts of heat transfer, steam and gas power plants and

the relevant analysis of the various system components.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Describe the different components of gas and steam power plants
  •   Compute or specify the key characteristics of gas and steam power plants
  •     Solve problems related to internal combustion engines and positive displacement machines
  •  Describe a refrigeration and air conditioning system

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

On completion of this course, the students are expected to understand the concept and working of gas, vapour power cycles, air compressors, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A student on completing this course is expected to:
  • Perform power cycle analysis using various working fluids.
  •   Perform analysis of refrigeration and heat pump cycles using various working fluids.
  •     Apply  psychrometrics  to  analyze  heating,  cooling  and  other  air  conditioning processes.
  •  Apply the laws to combustion to combustion processes.
  •   Solve problems related to internal combustion engines and positive displacement machines
  •  Formulate and solve problems involving systems having various forms of energy exchange and energy conversion.