Short Title:Thermodynamics 1
Full Title:Thermodynamics 1
Module Code:THER H2001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:MARTHA BURTON
Module Description:This subject introduces and develops basic thermodynamic principles and focuses on industrial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use the ideal gas laws and associated relationships to calculate properties of thermodynamic systems
LO2 Use steam tables to evaluate thermodynamic properties for use in thermal plant analysis
LO3 Apply the 1st law of thermodynamics to open steady flow systems
LO4 Describe process steam plant and evaluate steam plant performance
LO5 Carry out combustion calculations and evaluate the combustion performance of common commercial fuels as applied to process heating plant.
LO6 Analyse thermal resistance networks for simple heat transfer applications
LO7 Describe operation of internal combustion engine and carry out simple analysis of same
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Vapour compression refrigeration system 3 7.50 Week 3
Laboratory Thermal efficiency of a boiler 4 7.50 Week 5
Laboratory Boiler Combustion Test 5 7.50 Week 7
Laboratory Cross flow heat exchanger 6 7.50 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,6,7 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 Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Laboratory Work 2.00 Every Month 0.50
Independent Learning Work outside class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Review and Problems 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Laboratory Work 4.00 Twice per semester 0.53
Independent Learning Work outside of class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Review and Problems 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.53
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.53
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles 2007, Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston, Mass. [ISBN: 978-007-125771-8]
  • arranged by G. F. C. Rogers and Y. R. Mayhew, Thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids [ISBN: 978-0-631-19703-4]
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 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory
TA_EMECH_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory