FLUID MECHANICS & THERMODYNAMICS 1 - 2024/5
Module code: ENG1062
First year module in thermo-fluids for MES students.
FLUID MECHANICS: The basic concepts underlying fluid flows and behaviour are described together with simple fluid properties. The calculation of static fluid forces is the starting point before moving to dynamic fluid effects including mass-flow and energy conservation. Internal flows in pipes and through pumps considering effects of fluid friction, momentum and energy losses in fittings. This will include laminar and turbulent flows and pipe system analysis.
THERMODYNAMICS: Following an introduction on energy consumption, generation and supply from conventional and alternative sources the basic principles of heat and work transfer are described and system thermal efficiency. Thermal properties of working fluids (both liquids and gases) are described. The 1st law of thermodynamics is introduced with applications to processes and cycles for closed and steady-flow systems.
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
TIAN Guohong (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: H141
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 105
Lecture Hours: 33
Tutorial Hours: 11
Indicative content includes:
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, buoyancy, fluid kinematics, Fluid dynamics, momentum equation
Internal pipe flow: laminar flow and turbulent flow
Pumps, turbines, and pipework calculations
Introduction to thermodynamics – work & heat transfer
Energy consumption, generation, alternative sources and system efficiency
Fluid properties, liquids & gases, Cp and Cv, property tables and ideal gas
First law – for closed systems, internal energy. Applications
Steady flow energy equation, enthalpy, external work. Applications to flow systems.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE FLUID MECHANICS TEST (90 mins)||10|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE THERMODYNAMICS TEST (90 mins)||10|
|Examination||EXAM (CLOSE BOOK) WITHIN 2HR WINDOW||80|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of scientific principles, methodologies and mathematics methods as well as the ability to describe particular systems and processes in the final examination.
- Fluid mechanics online test [Learning outcomes 1, 2]
- Thermodynamics online test [Learning outcomes 1, 2]
- Examination [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative verbal feedback is given in tutorials
- Formative Multiple Choice Questions taster tests are available on SurreyLearn to give feedback on understanding of simple principles
- An introduction to fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and in particular internal flow behaviour and the principles and methodologies applied to fluid statics, dynamics and 1st law thermodynamics
- An understanding of the principles of energy conservation, conversion and alternative energy sources
- An introduction to the importance of system efficiency and minimization of resource requirement in engineering system design
|001||Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles and methodology relating to fluid statics, dynamics and the 1st law of thermodynamics||K|
|002||Apply mathematical and scientific models to problems in basic thermo-fluids and appreciate the assumptions and limitations inherant in their application||C|
|003||Describe the performance and characteristics of thermo-fluid systems and processes||K|
|004||Demonstrate understanding of sustainability principles in energy generation and conversion processes using carbon fuels and alternative resouces||K|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce thermo-fluid principles through theory with worked examples. This is delivered principally through lectures and tutorial classes and feedback from the thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in-class tests.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 3 hours lecture in person per week x 11 weeks
- 1 hour tutorial (in groups) x 11 weeks
- 2 hours revision lectures
- Fluids in-class test (1.5 hours)
- Thermodynamic in-class test (1.5 hours)
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mechanical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.