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MECH 1120 - Energy Systems

Mechanical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

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.





Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83158

Tue Jan 09 - Thu Mar 15 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 15 Tue/Thu 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW01 Rm. 3005


Mehrzad Tabatabaian

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

MECH 1120 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Full-time   Diploma
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Full-time   Diploma


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