This course covers basic thermal and fluid systems, processes and cycles. Topics covered include: pumps, compressors, engines, heaters, and coolers, energy transfer, fluid flow and the conversion of energy.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Calculate dimensions and units, work, power and energy and basic fluid properties.
Understand basics of fluid in motion, continuity equation, steady flow energy equation.
Apply the Bernoulli equation for fluid processes.
Apply Ideal Gas laws and the First law of thermodynamics.
Understand heat engine and compression cycles, refrigeration and heat pump cycles, and basic system equipment.
Solve basic problems in both fluid and thermal systems.
Apply principles of energy systems to mechanical engineering applications.
Effective as of Fall 2006
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