ENRG08008 2019 Energy Systems 3

General Details

Full Title
Energy Systems 3
Transcript Title
Energy Systems 3
Code
ENRG08008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENRG - Energy
Department
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Gerard McGranaghan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering
Description

Energy Systems 3 builds from Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics taught in Energy Systems 2. Advanced topics in both subjects will be covered, and the overlapping areas of both subjects will be highlighted. This module will also introduce computer simulation and modelling of both fluidic and thermal problems.

Fluid mechanics will cover: (i) viscous flow in pipes and ducts, friction factor and head loss (ii) Flow over immersed bodies, boundary layer equations, the flat plate (iii) Simulation of Fluid flows over airfoils, and other bodies using computational fluid dynamics techniques

The thermodynamics section will cover: (i) Rankine and Brayton cycles, including cogeneration (ii) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning equipment (iii) Heat exchangers (iv) Use of CFD software for solving heat transfer problems with analysis of results

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse practical problems relating to fluid fow in pipework and ducts

2.

Analyse and solve problems relating to fluid flow over immersed bodies

3.

Simulate fluid flows over airfoils and other bodies using CFD.

4.

Demonstrate understanding of and determine operating efficiencies or Power plants including Rankine and Brayton cycles, co-generation, and heat exchange devices.

5.

Specify and select refrigeration and Airconditioning equipment for a given purpose.

6.

Using CFD, understand and apply the different modes of heat transfer to model and simulate thermal interactions in engineering settings.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture is the primary method of delivery. As in previous modules (Energy Systems 1& 2),  key concepts will be explained and followed through with graded exercises leading on to practical problem examples. Repetitive (property and steam tables, interpolations) exercises will be supplemented on Moodle outside of class to ensure student proficiency. Continual Assessment will be in the form of a simulation assignment using CFD tools to solve an industrial problem with both fluidic and thermal aspects.

Module Assessment Strategies

This subject will be assessed by a midterm CA assignment and end of term assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be by way of sitting another examination on the subject. Alternatively, at the discretion of the lecturer, assignments covering the deficient areas of the course may be set.

Indicative Syllabus

Energy Systems 3 builds from Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics taught in Energy Systems 2. Advanced topics in both subjects will be covered, and the overlapping areas of both subjects will be highlighted. This module will also introduce computer simulation and modelling of both fluidic and thermal problems.

Fluid mechanics will cover: (i) viscous flow in pipes and ducts, estimaion of friction factor, Moody diagrams, estimating head loss, pipe networks, air/gas ducts (ii) Flow over immersed bodies, boundary layer equations, thickness, transitional lengths, the flat plate, surface roughness effects (iii) Simulation of fluid flows over airfoils, and other bodies using computational fluid dynamics techniques

The thermodynamics section will cover: (i) Rankine and Brayton cycles, actual or practical Rankine cycles, reheat, regenerative feed heating, co-generation, cycle eficiencies (ii) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning equipment, coefficient of performance, specification of actual heating/cooling equipment, refrigerant type (iii) Heat exchangers, flow in pipes, internal flows, entry length, thermal and hydrodynamic boundary layers, external flows, flow over bundles, arrays, LMTD (iv) Use of CFD software for solving basic heat transfer problems in concuction and convection, proper analysis of results.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 CFD Assignment Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 30 % OnGoing 3,6
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Semester 1,2,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical Laboratory 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2006-04-07 Introduction to Heat Transfer Wiley
ISBN 0471457272 ISBN-13 9780471457275

Noted for its readability, comprehensiveness and relevancy, the new fifth edition of this bestselling book provides readers with an accessible examination of the heat transfer field. Theyll gain a better understanding of the terminology and physical principles for any process or system involving heat transfer. And theyll find out how to develop representative models of real processes and systems, and draw conclusions concerning process/systems design or performance from the attendant analysis.

Required Reading
2016-03-21 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 1259129918 ISBN-13 9781259129919

Fundamentals of Aerodynamics is meant to be read. The writing style is intentionally conversational in order to make the book easier to read. The book is designed to talk to the reader; in part to be a self-teaching instrument. Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to reflect what is believed to be the most important items to learn from that particular chapter. This edition emphasizes the rich theoretical and physical background of aerodynamics, and marbles in many historical notes to provide a background as to where the aerodynamic technology comes from. Also, new with this edition, are "Integrated Work Challenges" that pertain to the chapter as a whole, and give the reader the opportunity to integrate the material in that chapter, in order to solve a "bigger picture". McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

Required Reading
2012-05-15 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Wiley
ISBN 1118116135 ISBN-13 9781118116135

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 7th Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. The authors have designed their presentation to enable the gradual development of reader confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed. Continuing this book's tradition of extensive real-world applications, the 7th edition includes more Fluid in the News case study boxes in each chapter, new problem types, an increased number of real-world photos, and additional videos to augment the text material and help generate student interest in the topic. Example problems have been updated and numerous new photographs, figures, and graphs have been included. In addition, there are more videos designed to aid and enhance comprehension, support visualization skill building and engage students more deeply with the material and concepts.

Required Reading
2007 An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics Pearson Education
ISBN 0131274988 ISBN-13 9780131274983

This book presents the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics for the novice. It provides a thorough yet user-friendly introduction to the governing equations and boundary conditions of viscous fluid flows and its modelling.

Required Reading
2019-04-18 Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 and Flow Simulation 2019 SDC Publications
ISBN 9781630572426 ISBN-13 163057242X

Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to thermal analysis and its implementation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate thermal analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation or who have completed the book Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 builds on these topics in the area of thermal analysis. Some understanding of FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation is assumed.

Module Resources