Applied Thermo-Fluids

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Thermo-Fluids

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MM221 and MM222

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course enables the students to apply the basic engineering concepts to practical devices and systems. A number of engineering devices involve conversion, transfer and transport of energy from one form to another. The students need to clearly understand the working of these engineering devices and analyze the energy interaction involved. They may also need to design simple devices and test them to enhance their understanding of the subject. This course will provide the students with an opportunity to apply the basic knowledge of thermo-fluids, gained in earlier courses, to practical devices and systems. Topics include internal combustion engines, gas turbines, power cycles and plants, wind engineering and wind tunnel testing, aerodynamics, turbo-machinery, analysis of heat transfer in heat exchangers and fins, transient heat transfer, forced and natural convection.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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