SBS4124 Engineering Thermodynamics
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    QF Level: 4
    Credit Points: 3
    Year: 1
    Pre-requisite: Calculus; Engineering Physics
    Co-requisite: Nil
    Module Aim(s): This module is intended to allow students to acquire a general understanding of the fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics and applications of its principles in building services engineering. Focus is put on applications of the engineering thermodynamics principles to analysis of the engineering thermodynamic processes involved in HVACR and other engineering systems. It intends to enable students to apply the theories and methods in the analysis and design of building services engineering equipment and systems later in the programme, in particular, in HVACR Services, Pipeline and Fire Services, and relevant modules in the third year and final year studies. More efforts will be made in refrigeration system analysis and experiments. The environmental impacts of refrigerants are also outlined to arouse the awareness of students on these issues.
    Objectives: On completion of this Module, students are expected to be able to:
    1. identify the implications of thermodynamic laws and their applications to processes and cycles;
    2. apply the knowledge of engineering thermodynamics to analyse the heat, work transfer and energy efficiency in engineering thermodynamic processes of typical HVAC systems and other heat engine cycles;
    3. use the theory and methods of engineering thermodynamics to calculate the refrigeration engineering cycles;
    4. analyse the performance of compressors and select suitable compressors and refrigerants for chillers; and
    5. review the environmental effects of refrigerant uses in refrigeration systems.
    Assessment Methods: Coursework (60%)
    Examination (40%)
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    | Created: Jul 2016 | Update: 9 Aug 2016 |