Energy and Design
Prof. Peter Childs
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Assessment & Weighting
ECTS Credits: 5
Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
- Order of magnitude quantification of energy required for various applications
- Ability to quantify pressure loss for a range of pipeline system designs
- Ability to estimate the drag for a range of vehicle designs
- Ability to use Bernoulli’s equation in a range of design applications
- Ability to estimate the heat transfer for a range of simple design applications
Description of ContentThis part of the course covers an introduction to the principles of energy, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
- Basic concepts: Temperature, pressure, states, equilibrium, different forms of energy
- Embedded energy, energy audits, product energy analysis
- Fluid mechanics, fluid statics, conservation equations, Bernouli’s equation, real flows, drag, vehicle aerodynamic design principles, pressure loss in pipes and fittings, pipeline design.
- Modes of heat transfer, introduction to conduction, convection and radiation. 1 dimensional heat conduction, Fourier’s law of heat conduction, Newton’s law of cooling, Planck’s law, introduction to black body radiation, grey bodies
- Introduction to the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, efficiency and types of work. Reversible and irreversible processes, heat pumps and refrigerators, introduction to the Carnot cycle.
- Engines and turbines: Introduction to nozzles, compressors and turbines, engine cycles and efficiency, combined cycle