Short Title:Thermodynamics 2
Full Title:Thermodynamics 2
Module Code:THRD H3002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:BRIAN SMYTH
Module Description:Thermodynamics 2 will build on the fundamentals introduced in Thermodynamics 1, introduce the student to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and explain its consequences. This will enable the student to analyze the performance of heat engines and heat pumps. In addition it will give the student an understanding of heat transfer processes and the analytical skills to evaluate the performance of heat exchangers typically found in process industries such as the food, pharmaceutical and bio-engineering industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the theoretical performance of heat engines and heat pumps.[2,5]
LO2 Introduce and apply the 2nd Law of thermodynamics to the analysis of open steady flow systems.[1,2,5,8]
LO3 Describe and analyse the Rankine cycle and its application to steam power plant.[2,5,8]
LO4 Describe and analyse the ideal Brayton gas cycle and its application to practical gas turbine plant.[2,5]
LO5 Describe and analyse simple direct expansion refrigeration plant.[2,5]
LO6 Describe and analyse various air-conditioning processes (mixing of air streams, heating with humidification, cooling with dehumidification etc.) using psychrometric charts.[2,5,8]
LO7 Describe the construction and analyse the performance of typical heat exchanger configurations
LO8 Analyse the performance of heat exchangers using LMDT methods.[2,5]
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Heat engine test with analysis (Individual Written Report) 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 4
Written Report Refriigerion & air conditioning (Individual Written Report) 1,2,5,6 10.00 Week 6
Written Report Heat Exchanger Analysis (Individual Written Report) 2,7,8 10.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practicals & Tutorials 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Cengel & Boles, 2011, Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach,, 7th Ed.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Moran & Shapiro 2004, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 5th Ed., Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory