This unit explains the principles and concepts of thermodynamics and its application in modern engineering design and problem-solving. On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to investigate fundamental thermodynamic systems and their properties, apply the steady flow energy equation to plant equipment, examine the principles of heat transfer, operation and cooling in electrical equipment and circuits
Thermo-Fluids shows students fluid mechanics techniques employed in both electrical and mechanical engineering. The hydraulic devices and systems that incorporate the transmission of hydraulic pressure and forces exerted by a static fluid on immersed surfaces will also be studied.
Mandatory Purchase and Readings
1. Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles: Thermodynamics (in SI Units): An Engineering Approach, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-9814595292
2. G. F. C. Rogers and Y. R. Mayhew: Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids: S. I. Units, 2017.
3. Bansal R.K., Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines (SI Units), 9th Ed Laxmi Publications Ltd, 2015.