10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The course will consolidate and expand upon the fundamental and general background to Thermofluids engineering developed during first and second year courses. This will be achieved through the study of more realistic systems, machines, devices as well as their application. To introduce students to more realistic energy conversion and power production processes. Use of irreversibility to analyse plant. Introduction of reheat and heat recovery as methods of achieving improved efficiency. To look at total energy use by means of combined gas and steam and combined heat and power cycles and understand some of the environmental issues. A variety of refrigeration cycles will also be illustrated as well as the Otto and Diesel cycles.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for a Programme of Study within the Faculty of Engineering

Staff Contact: SAMSON ABBY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Notes: Part of the Accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK