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Module EN0201 - Energy Conversion Systems
SYNOPSIS OF MODULE
The module introduces the principles of thermo-fluid mechanics and their application to energy conversion systems. The importance of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics for heat and work transfer in a variety of engineering devices will be explored.
The theoretical limitations posed by the Second law of thermodynamics will be explored. A set of laboratory experiments along with seminar activities will be used to highlight the need to appreciate the differences between theoretical calculations and the practical results obtained from real systems.
The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratories, and directed and independent learning. Assessment consists of coursework and an examination. The coursework will be an individual written report. The student will receive formative feedback in the lectures on problem solving tasks and throughout the seminars and laboratories.
INDICATIVE READING LIST OR OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
1. Recommendations for purchase by students
• Cengel, Y. A., Turner R.H., and Cimbala, J.M. (2008). Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, 3rd ed. McGraw Hill
• Eastop, T. D. and McConkey, A. (1993). Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists (5th ed.). Longman, ISBN 0470219823
• Holman, J.P. (2010). Heat Transfer. 10th Edn. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0071267697
• Massey, B.S. and Ward-Smith, A.J. (2006). Mechanics of Fluids. 8th Edn. London: Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 0415362067
• Rogers, G. and Mayhew, Y. R. (1992). Engineering Thermodynamics: Work and Heat Transfer. 4th Edn. Harlow: Longman. ISBN: 052045665
• Rogers, G. and Mayhew, Y. R. (1996) Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids (5th ed.). Basil Blackwell, ISBN 0631197036
• White, F. (2010) Fluid Mechanics (SI Units), (7th ed.). McGraw Hill, London, ISBN 9780071311212
3. Journal Articles
4. Journals and Newspaper Titles
5. Databases and Websites
6. Any Other Resources
Model and prototype testing
Dimensional analysis, Pi theorem, dimensionless groups, comparison of model and prototype tests.
Second law of thermodynamics
Clausius and Planck statements, reversibility criteria, the reversible heat engine, irreversible processes and cycles, the Carnot cycle and the thermodynamic scale of temperature, and entropy.
Chemical reactions, calorific values, chemistry of combustion of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, reactant and product analysis for lean and rich mixtures. Adiabatic flame temperature.
Mixtures of ideal gases
Gibbs-Dalton law, properties of mixtures, behaviour of mixtures, the mixing process.
Positive displacement expanders and compressors, rotodynamic machines, flow analysis; machine characteristics, dimensionless parameters.
Convective heat transfer; significance of dimensionless parameters. Black and grey body radiation, geometric factors, overall coefficients for elementary configurations, and radiation from non-luminous gases.
Vapour power cycles
Carnot; Rankine cycle with superheat, reheat and feedheat performance parameters and characteristics, back pressure and pass-out turbines.
Air standard Otto, Joule, Diesel cycles, performance parameters and characteristics. Sterling engines.
AIMS OF MODULE
The module introduces the principles of thermo-fluid mechanics and their application to energy conversion systems. The importance of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics for heat and work transfer in a variety of engineering devices will be explored. Students will gain experience of comparing theoretical calculations with experimental results.
Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. apply the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics for energy conversion systems.
2. identify and describe the performance of thermo-fluid systems through analytical methods that include the use of empirical relations involving non-dimensional numbers.
3. develop and apply practical engineering laboratory skills.
4. apply a systems approach to engineering problems.
EN0101 ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY
The module will be delivered using formal lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions. The lectures will cover relevant theory with reference to relevant texts.
A number of seminars and laboratories will be used to enhance the student’s interactive learning experience. The seminars will include exercises designed to develop the learner’s experience of problem solving. During the laboratory sessions students will develop experience of real systems and applications. Formative feedback will be provided on the work undertaken in the seminars and laboratories.
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK STRATEGY
a Summative assessment and rationale for tasks
Summative assessment will be through coursework (30%) and a final examination (70%). The coursework will be an individual report that covers the practical laboratory experiments underpinned by related theories. Whereas the exam will cover more fundamental theory on broader issues of electrical energy, thermodynamic process and fluid dynamics
b. Additional formative assessment – detail of process and rationale
The goal of the formative assessment is to help the student improve their learning and to help them prepare for the summative assessment. It will take place in the lectures, seminars and laboratories.
c. Indication of how students will get feedback and how this will support their learning
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