Last Updated  S022020 
BME207S
Unit Name  Thermodynamics 
Unit Code  BME207S 
Unit Duration  1 Semester 
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Bachelor of Science (Engineering) Duration 3 years 
Year Level  Two 
Unit Creator / Reviewer  N/A 
Core/SubDiscipline:  Subdiscipline 
Pre/Corequisites  BSC101C, BSC107C 
Credit Points 
3 Total Course Credit Points 81 (27 x 3) 
Mode of Delivery  Online or oncampus. 
Unit Workload  (Total student workload including “contact hours” = 10 hours per week; 5 hours per week for 24 week delivery) Prerecordings / Lecture – 1.5 hours Tutorial – 1.5 hours Guided labs / Group work / Assessments – 2 hours Personal Study recommended – 5 hours 
Unit Description and General Aims
The objective in presenting this unit is to provide students with detailed knowledge of the principles and practices governing the field of thermodynamics.
The subject matter covered in the unit will include thermodynamic laws and their applications; steam and gas power cycle concepts; the use of steam and Mollier charts; thermodynamic relationships; applied thermodynamic concepts in relation to internal combustion (IC) engines, steam turbines, and air compressors and refrigeration cycles.
At the conclusion of this unit, students will have been imparted with the requisite knowledge to comprehend, distinguish, and apply the principles and practices governing the field of thermodynamics in their future work.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:
 Identify and apply basic thermodynamic principles and concepts.
Bloom’s Level 3  Evaluate the properties of pure substances, ideal and real gases.
Bloom’s Level 4  Establish different thermodynamic relationships.
Bloom’s Level 4  Detail the working principles and practical applications of steam and gas power cycles.
Bloom’s Level 4  Evaluate the thermodynamic principles of steam nozzles, turbines and compressors
Bloom’s Level 5  Examine the working principles and applications of refrigeration cycles
Bloom’s Level 5
Student assessment
Assessment Type  When assessed  Weighting (% of total unit marks)  Learning Outcomes Assessed 
Assessment 1 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation Example Topic: Basic thermodynamic concepts, laws and applications, steam properties Students will complete a quiz with MCQ type answers and solve simple problems based on basic thermodynamic concepts, laws and their application, to demonstrate evidence of their learning 
Due after Topic 3  15%  1, 2 
Assessment 2 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation Example Topic: Steam power cycles, ideal and real gas properties, thermodynamic relationships Students will answer descriptive questions and perform calculations, to provide evidence of their understanding of steam power cycles, ideal and real gas properties and thermodynamic relationships 
Due after Topic 7  20%  2, 3, 4 
Assessment 3 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation / Project / Report Example Topic: Gas power cycles, nozzles, turbines, compressors Students will provide answers to descriptive questions answers and solve short problems on the above topics or perform simulation exercises on remote lab 
Due after Topic 9  20%  4, 5 
Assessment 4 Type: Examination consisting of shot summary answers and analytical problems Word length: NA Example Topic: All topics, but focussing more on refrigeration cycles Students will provide short summary answers, solve analytical type problems covering all topics 
Final Week  40%  1 to 6 
Attendance / Tutorial Participation Example: Presentation, discussion, group work, exercises, selfassessment/reflection, case study analysis, application. 
Continuous  5%  1 to 6 
Prescribed and Recommended Readings
Textbook(s)
M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, D. D. Boettner, M. B. Bailey, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 9th Edition. Wiley, 2018. ISBN: 9781119391388
Reference(s)
Çengel, YA & Boles, MA 2015, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 8th edn, McGrawHill Education, ISBN: 9789814595292
Holman, JP 1988, Thermodynamics, 4th edn, McGrawHill College, ISBN: 9780070296336
Jones, JB & Hawkins, GA 1986, Engineering Thermodynamics: An Introductory Textbook, 2nd edn, Wiley, ISBN13: 9780471812029
Journal, website
http://hyperphysics.phyastr.gsu.edu/hbase/heacon.html
Notes and Reference Texts
Knovel library: http://app.knovel.com
IDC Technologies
Other material advised during the lectures
Unit Content
Topic 1
Basic Thermodynamic Concepts
1. Introduction to Thermodynamics
2. Concepts and Definitions
3. Dimensions and Units
Topic 2
Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
1. First Law of Thermodynamics and its Application to Nonflow and Flow Processes
2. Zeroth law of thermodynamics
3. Thermodynamic systems, control volume, work, heat
4. Equilibrium, state, path, and processes
Topic 3
Ideal and Real Gases
1. Compressibility Factor and Compressibility Charts
2. The Ideal Gas Model
3. Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Specific Heats of Ideal Gases
4. Applying the Energy Balance
5. Comparison of Ideal Gas with Real Gas
6. Equations of State for Ideal and Real Gases
Topic 4
Steam and its Thermodynamic Properties
1. Phase change during the thermodynamic process (pv, pT, Tv, Ts, hs diagrams)
2. Retrieve property data for single phase
3. Dryness fraction and determining properties with twophase
4. Retrieving steam properties for processes
Topic 5
1st Law and Continuity Equations
1. Conservation of mass for a control volume
2. Forms of the mass rate balance
3. Conservation of energy for a control volume
4. Analyzing control volumes at steady state
Topic 6
1st Law and Application to Nozzles, Compressors and Turbines
1. Nozzles
2. Turbines
3. Compressors and pumps
4. Other considerations
Topic 7
2nd Law, Analysis and Applications
1. The Second law of thermodynamics
2. Carnot cycle
3. Entropy
4. Isentropic Efficiencies of Turbines, Nozzles, Compressors, and Pumps
Topic 8
Gas Power Cycles
1. The Otto cycle
2. The Diesel cycle
3. The Dual cycle
4. The Brayton cycle
5. Air standard efficiency and mean effective pressure
Topic 9
Steam Power Cycles
1. Simple steam power cycle
2. Ideal and actual Rankine cycles
3. Cycle Improvement Methods – Reheat and Regenerative cycles, Economizer, Preheater, Binary and Combined cycles
Topic 10
Refrigeration Cycles
1. Refrigeration by noncyclic processes
2. Reversed heat engine cycle
3. Vapour compression refrigeration cycle
4. Introduction to other refrigeration cycles
Topic 11
Mixtures of Ideal Gas
1. Ideal gas mixtures – mass and mole fractions
2. Dalton’s law
3. Mass, energy and entropy analysis for mixtures
4. Psychrometric charts
Topic 12
Unit Review
In the final week students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work and to clarify any outstanding issues. Instructors/facilitators may choose to cover a specialized topic if applicable to that cohort.
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