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MEC5107 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: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNS or GDNS or MENS


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 recapitulates the knowledge of undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and provides Masters students with an opportunity to develop advanced skills in the area of thermofluids by studying more complex systems and introducing more advanced analysis techniques to investigate the performance of individual components.

This course presents the fundamental concepts of fluid behaviour, both under static and dynamic conditions, and deals with heat, work and temperature and their relation to energy and entropy. This course is designed to enable the student to analyse and design any practical systems in which fluid is the working medium. The content of this course includes statics and dynamics of fluid flow, first and second law of thermodynamics, Inviscid fluid flow, internal viscous flow and turbomachinery. The course includes practical components which are mandatory, and students cannot complete assignment 2 without attending. Online students can do complete the practical components online (using RAL system), while on-campus students are required to attend the mandatory laboratories to complete the experiments.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023