Undergraduate Course: Thermodynamics (Mechanical) 4 (MECE10012)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will consider advanced applications of thermodynamics in a range of engineering contexts. Topics covered will include advanced power cycles and psychrometry.
- Introduction to exergy
- Thermodynamic cycles for power plants
- Ideal gas mixtures and psychrometry (simple gas/vapour mixture models)
- Introduction to combustion
AHEP outcomes - SM1b, EA1b, G2, G3
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A standard introductory thermodynamics course, similar to Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (SCEE08006) or Thermodynamics (Chemical) 2 (CHEE08009).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam %; 100
||Students given extended problems (e.g. past exam papers) to be worked through in class in advance. Can then assess their own progress if this question is attempted independently before the relevant lecture. Also discussions with course staff in tutorials and office hours.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a deeper understanding of the significance of the First and Second Laws and be able to apply them to relevant engineering systems (e.g. power plants and refrigeration systems);
- Understand the division of energy into available and unavailable energy, that degradation of energy occurs in energy processes, and carry out second law analyses of simple plant;
- Carry out calculations on power cycles, heat pumps and combined heat and power plants and recognise the good, the bad and the impossible in energy systems;
|No book required, but texts that can be referred to include: |
Borgnakke and Sonntag, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Wiley.
Cengel and Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, McGraw Hill.
Moran & Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Wiley.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud
Tel: (0131 6)50 7444
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562