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AMME2262: Thermal Engineering 1 (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME2262: Thermal Engineering 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Dunn, Matthew
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (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).
Prohibitions: AMME2200.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit aims to teach the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer. At the end of this unit students will have: an understanding of the basic laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer; The ability to analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system. The basic knowledge to analyse and design 1D thermal circuits. Course content will include concepts of heat and work, properties of substances, first law of thermodynamics, control mass and control volume analysis, thermal efficiency, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, isentropic efficiency, power and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, 1D thermal circuits and transient heat transfer.
Assumed Knowledge: Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
Timetable: AMME2262 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Independent Study 6.00
2 Lecture 3.00 3 13
3 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
4 Laboratory 3.00 1 4
T&L Activities: Lecture: 1 hour Lectures. Lectures will involve many worked examples and illustrations to highlight how the basic principles relate the theory to practical applications.

Tutorial: 2hr tutorial sessions. Students should attend all lectures and tutorials. The interaction with students and the discussions which take place during these sessions will be extremely beneficial. To maximize the benefits from the tutorial classes, students should attempt the assigned questions beforehand and come to the tutorial with specific questions or queries.

Laboratory: Several Experiments are carried out through the semester. Laboratory classes will give students first hand experience on testing the theories taught in class and understanding the practical limitations of these theories.

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.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1)
1. Ability to write a formal laboratory report.
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1)
2. Work in groups to complete laboratory experiments and analyse the results.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2)
3. Evaluate the relevant parameters for heat flow in internal engineering systems such as refrigeration and heating systems.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
4. An understanding of some of the basic equations governing thermodynamics.
5. Analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system.
6. Analyze and determine the heat fluxes governing a control volume.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Quiz No 30.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6,
3 Lab Report Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3,
4 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 3, 4, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Assignment: The assignments will help students absorb the concepts and stay up to date with the pace of lectures. Assignments will elucidate the relevance of the basic concepts with respect to engineering applications.

Quiz: There will be in-class quizzes at the conclusion of main topics. These, as well as regular assignments will keep students up-to-date with the lecture material.

Lab Report: The laboratory sessions and reports will assess student’s appreciation of the practical relevance and application of the subject matter. Laboratory classes will give students first hand experience on testing the theories taught in class and understanding the practical limitations of these theories.

Final Exam: The final examination will help evaluate the overall understanding of the concepts covered in this UoS and the student’s ability to analyze and solve related problems.
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.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.

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 Introduction to Thermodynamics and heat transfer
Week 2 Properties of thermodynamics / Heat and Work, conduction
Week 3 First law of thermodynamics / Heat and Work, convection
Week 4 First law of thermodynamics, radiation
Week 5 First law of thermodynamics / Laboratory / Second law of thermodynamics, thermal circuits
Week 6 Second law of thermodynamics / Entropy / Energy, thermal circuits
Week 7 Entropy, thermal circuits
Week 8 Entropy, transient conduction
Week 9 Cycles
Week 10 Cycles / Dimensional Analysis.
Week 11 Cycles
Week 12 Cycles
Week 13 Cycles / Revision
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 / Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2014
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2014
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical (Space) 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechatronic 2015
Mechatronic (Space) 2015
Mechanical (till 2014) 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2014
Mechanical (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Mechatronic (till 2014) 2014
Mechatronic (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical Engineering / Law 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Arts 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2014
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Arts 2015
Biomedical / Commerce 2015
Biomedical / Medical Science 2015
Biomedical / Project Management 2015
Biomedical / Law 2015

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 3.33%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) No 3.33%
(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 25.83%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) No 67.5%

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.