15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: A deep understanding of the flows of fluids and heat are fundamental to the design and operation of a wide range of engineering systems and equipment. This module will add to the basic tools of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics by introducing diffusive processes, thermodynamic cycles, compressibility, exotic fluids and the various modes of heat transfer. Using examples from various engineering disciplines, the module will show how heat and mass transfer systems and advanced thermodynamic and fluid mechanics principles can be modelled and understood. Students will develop an appreciation of the parallels between various important processes, and their application to engineering design.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (General engineering course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK