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AMME2200: Introductory Thermofluids (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME2200: Introductory Thermofluids (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Prof Kent, John
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: AMME2261 OR AMME2262.
Brief Handbook Description: Thermofluids is made up of the components Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics and it reaches into all areas of Engineering including issues of human comfort, power generation and environment. A broad range of essential topics is covered in this unit which may suit students who have not completed similar component units. The emphasis is on analysis (detailed calculation) from application of basic principles to solve a wide range of typical engineering problems.

Fluid Mechanics

Properties: viscosity, surface tension, cavitation, capillarity. Hydrostatics: manometers, forces & moments on submerged surfaces, centre of pressure, buoyancy, vessel stability. Flow: Streamlines, turbulence, continuity, Bernoulli, venturi meter, pitot tube, head, loss coefficients, pumps, turbines, power, efficiency. Fluid momentum, drag, thrust, propulsive efficiency, wind turbines, turbomachinery, torque, power, head, Francis, Pelton, Kaplan turbines. Dimensional analysis, similarity, scale modelling, Reynolds No., pipe flow, pressure drop, Moody chart.

Heat Transfer

Conduction: thermal circuits, plane, cylindrical, conduction equation, fins. Heat Exchangers: LMTD and NTU methods. Unsteady Conduction: lumped capacity, Bi, Fo, Heissler charts. Convection (forced), analytical Nu, Pr correlations. Convection (natural) Ra, Gr. Radiation spectrum, blackbody, emissivity, absorptivity, transmissivity, Stefan-Boltzmann, Kirchhoff Laws, selective surfaces, environmental radiation.

Thermodynamics:

1st Law of Thermodynamics, Properties, State postulate. Ideal gases, 2-phase properties, steam quality. Turbines, compressors. thermal efficiency and COP for refrigerators. 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Kelvin-Planck, Clausius statements. Carnot engine. Entropy; increase of entropy principle, entropy and irreversibility. Isentropic processes, T-s diagrams, isentropic efficiency. Some power and refrigeration cycle analysis, characteristics of main power cycles. Psychrometry, air-conditioning, thermal comfort basics.
Assumed Knowledge: (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933). Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
Timetable: AMME2200 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Independent Study 6.00
2 Lecture 2.00 2 13
3 Tutorial 2.00 2 12
T&L Activities: Lecture: 2 X 1 hour Lectures per week. Lectures will include worked examples to supplement the supplied lecture notes.

Tutorials: 1-2hr tutorial sessions per week. Tutors will work through assignments and help students individually. An understanding of the assignment problems is necessary for the quizzes which are assessed and are based on the assignment questions.

To maximize the benefits from tutorial classes, students should try to complete the assignment questions beforehand and come to the tutorials with specific questions.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2)
1. Carry out basic engineering analyses in the fields of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
2. An understanding of some of the basic equations governing the fields of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignments Yes 0.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2,
2 Quiz Fluid Mechanics No 10.00 Week 5 1,
3 Quiz Heat Transfer No 10.00 Week 8 1,
4 Quiz Thermodynamics No 10.00 Week 13 1,
5 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 1, 2,
Assessment Description: Assignments: The assignment questions cover the concepts presented in class. Tutors will help with outline solutions and help students individually during tutorials. Only skeleton solutions are presented. Assignments are not assessed.

Quizzes: There is an in-class quiz at the conclusion of each section, closely related to the assignment questions.

Quizzes contribute to the final assessment.

Final Exam: The final examination is related to the assignments.

All assessments are closed-book; no material may be brought in. Data and reference formulae are supplied.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Fluid mechanics
Week 2 Fluid mechanics
Week 3 Fluid mechanics
Week 4 Fluid mechanics
Week 5 Heat Transfer
Assessment Due: Quiz Fluid Mechanics
Week 6 Heat Transfer
Week 7 Heat Transfer
Week 8 Heat Transfer
Assessment Due: Quiz Heat Transfer
Week 9 Thermodynamics
Week 10 Thermodynamics
Week 11 Thermodynamics
Week 12 Thermodynamics
Week 13 Review
Assessment Due: Quiz Thermodynamics
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013
Aeronautical / Arts 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Arts 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical (Biomedical) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Arts 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Medical Science 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Project Management 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical (Space) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013
Mechatronic (Space) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012
Biomedical Engineering / Law 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Arts 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Commerce 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical /Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 0%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2) No 65%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 35%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.