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MEC3107 Thermofluids

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: (MEC2106 and ENM1600) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNS or GDNS
Enrolment is not permitted in MEC3107 if MEC2101 or MEC3102 have been previously completed


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 MEC2106 Introduction to 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. A consequence of every process is an increase in the chaos in the universe; the implications for this in engineering systems are explored. The effects of friction on subsonic fluid flow are investigated, while the nature of heat transfer transmitted by solids and fluids is explored in detail for practical situations.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023