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PE1814: Heat Transfer and Applied Thermodynamics

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 18 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Edmond Byrne, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Prof Edmond Byrne, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Jason Murtagh, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Staff, School of Engineering, Guest lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of heat transfer and thermodynamics as they are applied to the process industries.
Module Content: Energy, entropy, work, 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics. Heat transfer principles, heat exchanger design, condensers. Refrigeration, cooling, chilled water systems, cooling towers, combustion, boilers, steam, CHP, generators. CO2 plant, N2 plant, HVAC.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Design a shell and tube heat exchanger.
  • Compute the total energy requirements for a dynamic system with heat loss (e.g. a process unit, a house)
  • Identify and select suitable heat exchangers for a given process.
  • State and understand the implications of both the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Use the relevant thermodynamic relations to design a refrigeration, cooling, chilled water, cooling tower, combustion, boiler, CHP, CO2 plant, N2 plant, HVAC system.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essays, projects, assignments or equivalent, 15 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% and at least 30% in both the written examination and the continuous assessment.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Summer 2022.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Autumn 2022. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (unless a grade of less than 30% has been achieved in which case the student will be invited to resubmit their continuous assessment in the autumn).

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