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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

  • Course Code :
    MPR 243
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The overall aims of this course are: • Enrich students’ knowledge about the theory of fluid mechanics and the comparison between fluids and other substances. • Enrich students’ knowledge about the theory of thermodynamics and heat transfer systems on different thermodynamics systems. • Train students’ to measure different fluid properties and analyze different fluid systems in laboratory.

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Thermodynamics: macroscopic approach to energy analysis, energy transfer as work and heat, and the first law of thermodynamics, Properties and states of simple substances, Control-mass and control-volume analysis, The essence of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, Fluid dynamic: fluid properties, similarity of fluid flows, conservation equations, conservation of mass-momentum, Newton second law, energy conservation of mechanical energy (Bernoulli Equation), Application: flow through pipes: laminar and turbulent flow, Pipes connected in series or in parallel, branching of pipes, Measuring devices, Mathematical models.

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Relate the physics background to fluids.
2- Recognize the difference between fluids and other substances.
3- Define new terms; System, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics.
4- State the difference between different fluid flow types.
5- Illustrate between series and parallel pipe network design.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Think in a creative way to solve different engineering problems related to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.
2- Analyze different system types found in nature.
3- Deduce conservation equations of mass and energy

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Calculate experimentally the performance of fluid and thermal devices.
2- Practice basic experiments on Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.
3- Follow up safety requirements at experimental work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks.
4- Write a technical report on a project or an assignment.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- Lead and motivate individuals.
3- Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.
4- Refer to relevant literatures

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to fluid mechanics 10 6 4
Properties of fluids 10 6 4
Fluid statics 5 3 2
Fluid kinematics
Fluid dynamics
Internal flow
Introduction to thermodynamics
Heat transfer methods
First law of thermodynamics
Second law of thermodynamics

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Problem Solving
Experiential Learning
Cooperative Learning
Research activity

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
• Final exam 40.00 to assess the skills of problem solving, understanding of related topics
o Assignments 10.00 to assess the skills of problem solving, understanding of related topics
o In class quizzes and attendance 10.00 to assess the skills of problem solving, understanding of related topics
o Midterm exams 30.00 to assess the skills of problem solving, understanding of related topics
o Participation (Lab reports, Research activity and Oral Exam 10.00 to assess the skills of problem solving, understanding of related topics

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Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences Yunus A.Cengel McGraw Hill

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

None

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