ENGME221-19A (HAM)

Engineering Thermodynamics

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper builds on level one papers, such as Foundations of Engineering, extending on engineering principles of conservation of energy. It forms the foundation for thermofluids, heat transfer, energy systems and more advanced design papers, especially those involving chemical, biological or mechanical processes. It covers; energy processes, thermodynamic laws and cycles, psychrometry, and thermodynamic property relationships, advanced problem solving techniques and energy balances with reaction and recycle.

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Paper Structure

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The course is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes. Details of lecture and lab content are provided in the time table and lab manual. Please note that laboratory classes start in the second week of semester and are an ESSENTIAL part of the course.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Understand and explain the terms “equation of state”, “ideal gas behaviour”, “partial pressure” and “critical properties”
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  • Do calculations with the ideal gas law and other equations of state
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  • Explain and apply the concept of standard conditions
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  • Use Raoult’s and Dalton’s laws for a single condensable components and multicomponent systems
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  • Explain and apply the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics to processes, including power and refrigeration cycles
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  • Define closed, open isothermal and adiabatic process and apply them in calculations
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  • Explain the concept of internal energy, enthalpy and entropy and the application of a reference state
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  • Use the steam tables, psychrometric chart and refrigerant tables to obtain data for solving problems
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  • Use a molecular species balance for reactive systems when solving energy balances
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  • Be able to write and solve appropriate energy balance equations for reactive and nonreactive processes for open and closed systems
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Assessment

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Final exam

The final exam will cover all the lecture material and is a restricted book format. Students can bring two (2) sheets (i.e. four sides) of A4 notes in any combination of hand-written, typed, or photocopied as well as the textbook (Cengel & Boles) into to the exam room. Programmable calculators are allowed. Format of the final exam will be discussed in lectures during the last two weeks of the course.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tests
Average of All
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Test 1
10 Apr 2019
6:00 PM
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3. Test 2
22 May 2019
6:00 PM
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4. Lab worksheet submitted every Friday directly following the laboratory
10
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Assignments
Sum of All
15
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
6. Quiz 1
3 Mar 2019
4:30 PM
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7. Assignment 1
11 Mar 2019
4:30 PM
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8. Quiz 2
17 Mar 2019
4:30 PM
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9. Assignment 2
25 Mar 2019
4:30 PM
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10. Quiz 3
31 Mar 2019
4:30 PM
-
11. Assignment 3
8 Apr 2019
4:30 PM
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12. Quiz 4
28 Apr 2019
4:30 PM
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13. Assignment 4
6 May 2019
4:30 PM
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14. Quiz 5
12 May 2019
4:30 PM
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15. Assignment 5
20 May 2019
4:30 PM
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16. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Thermodynamics, an Engineering Approach, Y.A. Cengel and M.A. Boles, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill.

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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The work load for a 15 point paper is 150 hours total. This equates to roughly 60 contact hours and 90 hours for assessment and independent study.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (ENGEN102 or ENGEN184 or ENGG184) and (ENGEN180 or ENGG180)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP221

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