units

MAE2402

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Meng Wai Woo

Synopsis

This unit provides the discipline basis for applications in energy, power and heat transfer. It is the core unit in the discipline of thermal sciences, providing a basic level of knowledge and problem solving capability in thermodynamics and heat transfer. The thermal sciences disciplines are central to mechanical and aerospace engineering, being used in the design and analysis of energy conversion devices and systems. Inevitably, in those conversion processes involving heat, analysis and consequent design requires and understanding of the basic heat transfer mechanisms. Thus, the unit is core to understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow at later year levels.

Outcomes

The unit builds on aspects of thermodynamics and heat transfer and provides a focus for this and an understanding of the relevant mechanisms to be used in understanding aircraft propulsion and computational heat and fluid flow in later year.

Assessment

Three tests: 15%
Laboratory work:15%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc Professor Karen Hapgood

Contact hours

3 x 1 hour lectures,
3 hours of laboratory or problem solving classes and 6 hours of private study per week