Thermodynamics 311

Modulekode MTX 311
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Third Law of Thermodynamics, availability and useful work. Ideal and real gases. Compressible flow: conservation laws, characteristics of compressible flow, normal shock waves, nozzles and diffusers. Power cycles: classification, internal combustion engine cycles (Otto and Diesel), vapour power cycles (Brayton, Rankine), refrigeration cycles (Reversed Carnot cycle, Reversed Brayton cycle, ammonia absorption cycle) and heat pump cycles. Mixtures of gases: perfect gas mixture, water/air mixtures and processes (psychrometry). Heating and cooling load calculations, basic refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Combustion: fuels, air-fuel ratios, heat of formation, combustion in internal combustion engines.

Modulekrediete 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites MTX 221
Contact time 1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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