ENEM13014 - Thermodynamics
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students investigate of the flow of energy (heat) and work done in engineering processes, apply and explain key concepts and processes in thermodynamics and explain the procedures used to analyse the flow of energy and heat in liquids and gasses. Students use energy equations and the laws of thermodynamics to analyse and solve problems. They analyse the heat energy cycle for heat engines and heat pumps. They communicate effectively regarding technical aspects of thermodynamics, prepare technical and laboratory reports, clearly document technical procedures problem solutions, and evaluate uncertainties and the results of their work. Students develop a capacity to work, learn and communicate ethically and professionally, as individuals and in teams, to investigate and solve problems and present solutions. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer, to make frequent use of the Internet, and are required to participate in Residential School activities.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: MATH11218 Applied Mathematics AND (ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy & Electricity OR PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B)

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Well organised course and assessment items were clear and concise. Course evaluation Thank you for making good and inspiring comments. I will try to maintain the same standard.
Opportunity to choose their own lab groups. Course evaluation This is possible, however, some students may be disadvantageous.
Exam should be open book Course evaluation This issue has been raised earlier. I will talk to head of program, head of discipline and Deputy Dean learning and Teaching to make a decision on this.
Less weighing on the team lab reports. Course evaluation This unit has 3 assessment items. The weighting was based on the contents and volume of all the assessment items. It will be difficult to increase weighting of lab reports.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain key concepts and processes of thermodynamics.
  2. Analyse flow and non-flow process using tables of properties for fluids, formulae and calculations and present working to explain the analysis.
  3. Explain energy equations including the first law of thermodynamics and analyse and solve problems using these equations.
  4. Explain the effects of entropy in engineering processes and the limitations that the second law of thermodynamics places on such processes.
  5. Explain and analyse the heat energy cycle for a variety of heat engine and refrigeration cycles.
  6. Communicate effectively using the terminology, symbols and diagrams of thermodynamics and professionally document calculations and problem solutions.
  7. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.
  8. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Practical Assessment        
4 - Examination    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work            
6. Information Technology Competence                
7. Cross Cultural Competence                
8. Ethical practice                

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Practical Assessment        
4 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics
Author/s: Moran, MJ, Shapiro, HN, Boettner, DD & Bailey, MB Year: 2014
Edition: 8th edn Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
Thermodynamic and transport properties of fluids: SI units
Author/s: Rogers, GFC & Mayhew, YR Year: 1994
Edition: 5th edn Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
City: Southern Gate State: Chicester
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMohammad Rasul (m.rasul@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Fundamentals - Energy resources, thermodynamic concept,work,heat, 1st law of thermodynamics.

1&2

Introduction, overview, and lecture and tutorial on chapter 2 (problems 1.27, 1.30, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 and 2.16).

Week 2 17-07-2017

Energy equations, non-flow and steady flow; properties of gases.

2 & 3

Lecture on chapter 2 and 3, and tutorial on chapter 2 (problems 2.19, 2.26, 2.29, 2.59, 2.60 and 2.64).

Week 3 24-07-2017

Properties of vapours; non-flow process for gases.

3

Lecture on chapter 3 and tutorial on chapter 2 (problems 2.67, 2.72, 2.74, 2.80, 2.85 and 2.86).

Week 4 31-07-2017

Non-flow process for vapours; steady flow processes for gases and vapours.

5

Lecture on chapter 5 and tutorial on chapter 3 (problems 3.10, 3.13, 3.14, 3.23, 3.24 and 3.71).

Assignment 1 question paper will be uploaded in the course Moodle site by Friday of this week.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Second law of thermodynamics; Carnot cycle for gases and vapours, entropy.

5 & 6

Lecture on chapter 5 and 6, and tutorial on chapter 5 (problems 5.17, 5.43, 5.45, 5.65 and 5.68).

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Rankine cycle for steam power plant.

Written Assessment 1 on chapters 2,3,5 and 6 is due this week.

8

Lecture on chapter 8 and tutorial on chapter 5 and 6 (problems 5.76, 5.81, 5.83, 6.3, 6.7 and 6.10).

This is a week for residential school for distance students. The specific schedule will be available in the unit moodle site about a month ago.

Written Assessment (Assignment 1) Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Air standard Otto cycle; constant volume process.

8 & 9

Lecture on chapter 8 and 9, and tutorial on chapter 8 (problems 8.7, 8.20, 8.22, 8.27, 8.29 and 8.30).

Week 8 04-09-2017

Air standard diesel and dual combustion cycles

9

Lecture on chapter 9 and tutorial on chapter 8 (problems 8.35, 8.37, 8.40, 8.46 and 8.49).

Assignment 2 question paper will be uploaded in the unit Moodle site by Friday of this week.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Sterling and Ericson cycles.

9

Lecture and tutorial on chapter 9 (problems 9.1, 9.11, 9.20, 9.28 and 9.34).

Week 10 18-09-2017

Brayton cycle for gas turbines.

Written Assessment 2 on chapters 8 and 9 is due this week.

9

Lecture and tutorial on chapter 9 (problems 9.50, 9.53, 9.54, 9.61 and 9.68).

Written Assessment (Assignment 2) Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Reversed cycles - refrigeration.

10

Lecture and tutorial on chapter 10 (problems 10.1, 10.10, 10.15, 10.29 and 10.34).

Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision

10

Review class

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment (Assignment 1)
Task Description

This assessment task relates to the unit learning outcomes numbers 1- 3 and will cover study materials from chapters 2, 3, 5 and 6 of your textbook. The assignment questions will be available in unit Moodle site about two weeks prior to due date.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (25-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Late submission will not be accepted unless otherwise extension is requested in advance for valid reason(s) and approved by Lecturer.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Feedback will be provided.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

This assignment will be marked to a marking scheme as indicated in Assignment 1 questions. Marks will be given for correct demonstration of appropriate understanding and processes used for solution, use of correct units, and neat and legible diagrams (both schematic and p-v or T-s diagrams, as appropriate). Late submission will draw a penalty at the rate of 5% per working day after the due date.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission must be compiled as a single pdf file with file name as your last name_student ID_Assignment 1 and submitted through the unit moodle site. The first page of the assignment must show the following information: Name, Student Number, Year, Term, Unit Code and Assessment title.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain key concepts and processes of thermodynamics.

2. Analyse flow and non-flow process using tables of properties for fluids, formulae and calculations and present working to explain the analysis.

3. Explain energy equations including the first law of thermodynamics and analyse and solve problems using these equations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment (Assignment 2)
Task Description

This assessment task relates to the unit learning outcomes numbers 4-6 and will cover study materials from chapters 8 and 9 of your textbook. The assignment questions will be available in unit Moodle site about two weeks prior to due date.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Late submission will not be accepted unless otherwise extension is requested in advance for valid reason(s) and approved by Lecturer.
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Feedback will be provided
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

This assignment will be marked to a marking scheme as indicated in Assignment 2 questions. Marks will be given for correct demonstration of appropriate understanding and processes used for solution, use of correct units, and neat and legible diagrams (both schematic and p-v or T-s diagrams, as appropriate). Late submission will draw a penalty at the rate of 5% per working day after the due date.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission must be compiled as a single pdf file with file name as your last name_student ID_Assignment 2 and submitted through the unit moodle site. The first page of the assignment must show the following information: Name, Student Number, Year, Term, Unit Code and Assessment title.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Explain the effects of entropy in engineering processes and the limitations that the second law of thermodynamics places on such processes.

5. Explain and analyse the heat energy cycle for a variety of heat engine and refrigeration cycles.

6. Communicate effectively using the terminology, symbols and diagrams of thermodynamics and professionally document calculations and problem solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment (4 laboratory exercises)
Task Description

This assessment task relates to learning outcomes numbers 5-8 of the unit.

Each student will be required to complete the following three laboratory exercises:

  1. Performance analysis of solar energy collector (5 marks)
  2. Performance analysis of Refrigeration cycle (7.5 marks)
  3. Performance analysis of Rankine steam cycle (7.5 marks)

Laboratory schedule for both internal and distance students will be supplied separately.

Laboratory Report should have the following features and be arranged in the order given:

  1. Title Page: Title, Author, University, School, Unit, Lecturer’s name, Summary.
  2. Summary: Summary should include a brief description of the introduction to the topic, objectives and scopes of experiment performed, and its methodology, results and discussion, and conclusions.
  3. Table of Contents with page numbers.
  4. Introduction.
  5. Objectives.
  6. Equipment details and diagram (simple and neat).
  7. Experimental procedure.
  8. Results: Graph or tables of results. Give graphs a figure number, and tables a table number.
  9. Discussion: Where possible, compare results with theory and similar results found in the literature.
  10. Conclusion.
  11. Appendix I: Sample calculations and table of results if all results which cannot be presented graphically in the main text.
  12. Appendix II: Raw data (typed)

At laboratory session, arrive early, be organised and ready to do the laboratory experiment.

Ensure to bring laboratory instruction sheet, notebook, ruler, pen and pencil and calculator.

Compulsory personal protection equipment (PPE) listed in your laboratory instruction sheet

Assessment Due Date Within two weeks of performing laboratory practicals. Submission dates will be supplied separately by lecturer.
Return Date to Students Two weeks after the submission of report.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The laboratory exercises are compulsory and will be up to 2 hours in duration. Submitted report without attending laboratory session (practical) will be marked as zero. Assessment will be done based on the professionalism in reporting and presentation, relevant and comprehensive content (as mentioned under laboratory above), clarity in results and discussion, sample calculation and referencing of source material as detailed below:

Professional presentation and formatting of the report. The report should address all key elements/steps undertaken to complete the laboratory sessions and report writing (i.e. sections on summary, introduction, theory, objectives, equipment and procedures, results and discussion, conclusions, and references) 10%
Properly written background and introduction with citations of literature/references using Harvard referencing style, related theory, equipment and actual procedures used (not direct copy from the lab sheet). 20%
Clarity and logical explanation of results and discussion including properly presented equations, graphs, tables, diagrams and/or drawings, etc. You should compare your results with similar experiments done elsewhere in the literature and/or your textbook. 60%
A clearly presented sample calculation and correctly referencing of source materials. 10%

It is expected that every member of a group will contribute to the conduct, preparation and write-up of the laboratory report. Late submission will draw a penalty at the rate of 5% every day after the due date and will be reflected in the final assessment.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission must be compiled as a single pdf file with file name as your last name_student ID_Laboratory report and submitted through the Unit Website. The first page of the assignment must show the following information: Name, Student Number, Year, Term, Unit Code and Assessment title.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Explain and analyse the heat energy cycle for a variety of heat engine and refrigeration cycles.

6. Communicate effectively using the terminology, symbols and diagrams of thermodynamics and professionally document calculations and problem solutions.

7. Prepare technical and laboratory reports with thorough evaluation of experimental uncertainties and results obtained.

8. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain key concepts and processes of thermodynamics.

2. Analyse flow and non-flow process using tables of properties for fluids, formulae and calculations and present working to explain the analysis.

3. Explain energy equations including the first law of thermodynamics and analyse and solve problems using these equations.

4. Explain the effects of entropy in engineering processes and the limitations that the second law of thermodynamics places on such processes.

5. Explain and analyse the heat energy cycle for a variety of heat engine and refrigeration cycles.

6. Communicate effectively using the terminology, symbols and diagrams of thermodynamics and professionally document calculations and problem solutions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice


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