FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
AMME2200: THERMODYNAMICS AND FLUIDS
Semester 2, 2011 | 6 Credit Points | Coordinator(s): Assaad Masri
This unit aims to teach the basic laws of thermodynamics and the fundamentals of fluid statics and dynamics. At the end of this unit
students will have: an understanding of the basic laws of thermodynamics and basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of
fluids; the ability to analyze the thermodynamics of a simple open or closed engineering system; the ability to analyze and determine
the forces governing static fluid; the ability to evaluate the relevant flow parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems
such as pipes and pumps (velocities, losses, etc.) and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils (lift and drag). Course
content will include concepts of heat and work, properties of substances, first law of thermodynamics, control mass and control
volume analysis, thermal efficiency, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, isentropic
efficiency, power and refrigeration cycles; basic concepts of pressure, force, acceleration, continuity, streamline and stream function,
viscosity, non- dimensional parameters; Fluid statics: governing hydrostatic equations, buoyancy; Fluid dynamics: governing
conservation equations; Potential flow, vorticity and circulation; Bernouilli and Euler equations; A brief introduction to flow
measuring devices, pipe flow, flow over surfaces, lift and drag.
2. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. See assessment summary table below for
details of which outcomes are assessed where. Outcomes are listed according to the course goals that they support.
Discipline Specific Expertise
1. An ability to evaluate the relevant flow parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems such as pipes and
pumps (velocities, losses, etc…), and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils (lift and drag).
Fundamentals of Science and Engineering
2. An understanding of some of the basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of fluids.