|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: (MEC3107 and ENM2600 and ENG3104) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MEPR
Students cannot enrol in MEC4108 if they have successfully completed, or are currently enrolled in, MEC3102 or MEC4103
Thermofluids is the study of fluids (liquids and gasses) and their interaction with the environment. Engineers take advantage of the ability to perform tasks by changing the temperature of fluids or forcing them to flow. Through an understanding of how these processes occur, engineers are able to refine current practices and devise new systems which perform more efficiently, which is beneficial to the environment and the economy. This course builds upon MEC3107 Thermofluids by studying more complex systems and introducing more advanced analysis techniques to investigate the performance of individual components.
The analysis of thermofluids is based around forces and energy: this is how fluids interact with other fluids and solids as part of their environment. Complex heat transfer behaviour is explored, with its impact on power generation, refrigeration and air conditioning. Multi-dimensional fluid dynamics and the effects of compressibility on fluid flow are examined.