Short Title:Thermofluids for BioEngineering
Full Title:Thermofluids for BioEngineering
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:THBE H3000
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to introduce the principles of Thermodynamics with particular reference the human body and the wider medical industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe various thermodynamic units and properties of fluids
LO2 Use the ideal gas laws and associated relationships to calculate properties of thermodynamic systems
LO3 Apply the 1st law of thermodynamics to open steady flow systems
LO4 Describe and analyse simple direct expansion refrigeration plant.
LO5 Apply the 2nd Law of thermodynamics to the analysis of open steady flow systems
LO6 Analyse thermal resistance networks for simple heat transfer applications
LO7 Describe and analyse various air-conditioning processes (mixing of air streams, heating with humidification, cooling with dehumidification etc.) using psychrometric charts
LO8 Analyse a humans physiological reactions to climatic conditions
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
2774FLUI H2003Fluid Mechanics 1
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Fundamentals
Temperature, pressure, Heat, Terminology and notation, Fluid properties and non-Newtonian nature of blood flow.
10.00%
1st Law of thermodynamics
1st Law of thermodynamics as applied to the human body. Internal energy, Work, First law in operation, enthalpy, Standard state, Energy conservation in a living organism, food intake versus power output.
15.00%
2nd law of thermodynamics
2nd law of thermodynamics, effects of friction , Entropy, Heat engines, Isothermal systems and process diagrams. Applications to humans
15.00%
Work Flow and Heat transfer
Work Flow and Heat transfer; Heat transfer units, Work and heat transfer in a flow process. Conduction, Convection and radiation, Heat capacity, Energy consumption in the human body.
15.00%
Air conditioning
Heat and humidity, wet and dry bulb temperatures, psychometric charts. Clean room technology
20.00%
Physiological Reactions to climatic conditions
Physiological Reactions to climatic conditions, Thermoregulation of the Human body, physiological heat transfer, the metabolic heat balance, respiratory heat transfer, heat transfer as applied to human body. Indices of heat stress, Heat illnesses, Cold environments, Heat Tolerance and acclimatisation. Applications in industry and sports.
25.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab 1 - Air conditioning 4,7 15.00 Week 6
Laboratory Lab 2 - Heat transfer 6 15.00 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght 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
Lecturer/Lab No Description 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
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture No Description 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
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles 2015, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 8th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston, Mass. [ISBN: 978-007339817]
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