NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, & Fluid Flow

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, & Fluid Flow
    B. Course Number: ENGT 223A - 10738
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Yarger, Fred
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: fyarger@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Friday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Saturday: 8:00:00 AM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    (770) 973-3369 (H) Between 8AM to 8PM (Mountain Time); Anytime in an emergency.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    3 Credit Hours This course will provide students with the basic principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow. Students will be introduced to the properties of fluids, conduction, convection, radiation-heat transfer, and the relationship between types of energy in a fluid stream. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course will meet the requirements of the Energy Technology Degree at New Mexico Junior College; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 1, 2, and 3 [provided by the instructor in the Course Files]

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    Suggested:

    Harbrace Essentials with Resources Writing in Disciplines 2nd Edition by Cheryl Glenn & Loretta Gray (ISBN-10: 1285451813). This resource has been adopted by New Mexico Junior College as the common reference book for students to use for writing assignments in their courses. This book is available at the NMJC bookstore.

    NOTE: Generally no books are available at the NMJC book store for the Energy Technology degree. If a text is required a link will be provided in the course syllabus. When DOE Handbooks or Modules are required they will be provided in the course.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    This course is graded on a point system with the final grade based on a percentage of the total points of all exams/quizzes and written assignments.

    Grading is based on a weighted system as outlined below:

    8 Quizzes (720 points) [Weighted together as one grade] (20% of total grade)
    4 Group Discussions (100 points) [Combined as one grade] (10% of total grade)
    2 Written Discussions (100 points each) [Weighted together as one grade] (25% of total grade)
    1 Written Report (100 points) (25% of total grade)
    1 Final Exam (100 points) (20% of total grade)
    Total: 1220 points



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  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1. Accurately solve problems using foundational mathematics, physical sciences, and energy technology concepts.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental safety in regards to energy industry processes and procedures.
    3. Conduct, analyze, and/or interpret real world scenarios and case studies or laboratory experiments.
    4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills using specific energy technology terminology.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of energy systems and operations.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of classical and nuclear physics, energy use, nuclear power, and nuclear fuel cycles. (DSLO 5)
    2. Analyze the cause of different nuclear reactions. (DSLO 3)

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

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  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

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  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    COURSE TOPICS:

    WEEK 1

    Course Interactive Module
    Module 0: Getting Started
    Syllabus Quiz

    MODULE 1: Fundamentals (Thermodynamic Properties; Temperature & Pressure Measurements), DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 1 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.1 DEFINE the following properties:

    a. Specific volume
    b. Density
    c. Specific gravity
    d. Humidity

    1.2 DESCRIBE the following classifications of thermodynamic properties:

    a. Intensive properties
    b. Extensive properties


    1.4 DESCRIBE the Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, and Rankine temperature scales including:

    a. Absolute zero temperature
    b. The freezing point of water at atmospheric pressure
    c. The boiling point of water at atmospheric pressure

    1.5 CONVERT temperatures between the Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, and Rankine scales.

    1.6 DESCRIBE the relationship between absolute pressure, gauge pressure, and vacuum.

    1.7 CONVERT pressures between the following units:

    a. Pounds per square inch
    b. Inches of water
    c. Inches of mercury
    d. Millimeters of mercury
    e. Microns of mercury

    THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES

    Mass and Weight
    Specific Volume
    Density
    Specific Gravity
    Humidity
    Intensive and Extensive Properties
    Summary

    TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS

    Temperature
    Temperature Scales
    Pressure
    Pressure Scales
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Group Discussion 1


    WEEK 2

    MODULE 2: Change of Phase, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 2 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.13 DISTINGUISH between intensive and extensive properties.

    1.14 DEFINE the following terms:

    a. Saturation
    b. Subcooled liquid
    c. Superheated vapor
    d. Critical Point
    e. Triple Point
    f. Vapor pressure curve
    g. Quality
    h. Moisture content

    1.15 DESCRIBE the processes of sublimation, vaporization, condensation, and fusion.
    CHANGE OF PHASE

    Classification of Properties
    Saturation
    Saturated and Sub-cooled Liquids
    Quality
    Moisture Content
    Saturated and Superheated Vapors
    Constant Pressure Heat Addition
    Critical Point
    Fusion
    Sublimation
    Triple Point
    Condensation
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Module 2 Quiz: Change of Phase


    WEEK 3

    MODULE 3: Compression Processes, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 3 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.32 Apply the ideal gas laws to SOLVE for the unknown pressure, temperature, or volume.

    1.33 DESCRIBE when a fluid may be considered to be incompressible.

    1.34 CALCULATE the work done in constant pressure and constant volume processes.

    1.35 DESCRIBE the effects of pressure changes on confined fluids.

    1.36 DESCRIBE the effects of temperature changes on confined fluids.

    COMPRESSION PROCESSES

    Boyle’s and Charles’ Laws
    Ideal Gas Law
    Fluid
    Compressibility of Fluids
    Constant Pressure Process
    Constant Volume Process
    Effects of Pressure Changes on Fluid Properties
    Effects of Temperature Changes on Fluid Properties

    Interactive Courseware
    Group Discussion 3
    Module 3 Quiz: Compression Processes


    WEEK 4

    MODULE 4: Fluid Flow, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 3 of 3, Module 3


    MODULE 4 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given conditions affecting the fluid flow in a system, EVALUATE the effects on
    the operation of the system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.1 DESCRIBE how the density of a fluid varies with temperature.

    1.2 DEFINE the term buoyancy.

    1.3 DESCRIBE the relationship between the pressure in a fluid column and the density and depth of the fluid.

    1.4 STATE Pascal’s Law.

    1.5 DEFINE the terms mass flow rate and volumetric flow rate.

    1.6 CALCULATE either the mass flow rate or the volumetric flow rate for a fluid system.

    1.7 STATE the principle of conservation of mass.

    1.8 CALCULATE the fluid velocity or flow rate in a specified fluid system using the
    continuity equation.

    1.9 DESCRIBE the characteristics and flow velocity profiles of laminar flow and turbulent flow.

    1.10 DEFINE the property of viscosity.

    1.11 DESCRIBE how the viscosity of a fluid varies with temperature.

    1.12 DESCRIBE the characteristics of an ideal fluid.

    1.13 DESCRIBE the relationship between the Reynolds number and the degree of turbulence of the flow.

    1.14 DESCRIBE the relationship between Bernoulli’s equation and the First Law of
    Thermodynamics.

    1.15 DEFINE the term head with respect to its use in fluid flow.

    1.16 EXPLAIN the energy conversions that take place in a fluid system between the velocity, elevation, and pressure heads as flow continues through a piping system.

    1.17 Given the initial and final conditions of the system, CALCULATE the unknown fluid properties using the simplified Bernoulli equation.

    1.18 DESCRIBE the restrictions applied to Bernoulli’s equation when presented in its simplest form.

    1.19 EXPLAIN how to extend the Bernoulli equation to more general applications.

    1.20 RELATE Bernoulli’s principle to the operation of a venturi.

    1.21 DEFINE the terms head loss, frictional loss, and minor losses.

    1.22 DETERMINE friction factors for various flow situations using the Moody chart.

    1.23 CALCULATE the head loss in a fluid system due to frictional losses using Darcy’s
    equation.

    1.24 CALCULATE the equivalent length of pipe that would cause the same head loss as the minor losses that occur in individual components.

    1.31 DEFINE two-phase flow.

    1.32 DESCRIBE two-phase flow including such phenomena as bubbly, slug, and annular flow.

    1.33 DESCRIBE the problems associated with core flow oscillations and flow instability.

    1.34 DESCRIBE the conditions that could lead to core flow oscillation and instability.

    1.35 DESCRIBE the phenomenon of pipe whip.

    1.36 DESCRIBE the phenomenon of water hammer.

    1.37 DEFINE the terms net positive suction head and cavitation.

    1.38 CALCULATE the new volumetric flow rate, head, or power for a variable speed
    centrifugal pump using the pump laws.

    1.39 DESCRIBE the effect on system flow and pump head for the following changes:

    a. Changing pump speeds
    b. Adding pumps in parallel
    c. Adding pumps in series

    CONTINUITY EQUATION

    Introduction
    Properties of Fluids
    Buoyancy
    Compressibility
    Relationship Between Depth and Pressure
    Pascal’s Law
    Control Volume
    Volumetric Flow Rate
    Mass Flow Rate
    Conservation of Mass
    Steady-State Flow
    Continuity Equation
    Summary

    LAMINAR AND TURBULENT FLOW

    Flow Regimes
    Laminar Flow
    Turbulent Flow
    Flow Velocity Profiles
    Average (Bulk) Velocity
    Viscosity
    Ideal Fluid
    Reynolds Number
    Summary

    BERNOULLI’S EQUATION

    General Energy Equation
    Simplified Bernoulli Equation
    Head
    Energy Conversions in Fluid Systems
    Restrictions on the Simplified Bernoulli Equation
    Extended Bernoulli
    Application of Bernoulli’s Equation to a Venturi
    Summary

    HEAD LOSS

    Head Loss
    Friction Factor
    Darcy’s Equation
    Minor Losses
    Equivalent Piping Length
    Summary

    TWO-PHASE FLUID FLOW

    Two-Phase Fluid Flow
    Flow Instability
    Pipe Whip
    Water Hammer
    Pressure Spike
    Steam Hammer
    Operational Considerations
    Summary

    CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

    Energy Conversion in a Centrifugal Pump
    Operating Characteristics of a Centrifugal Pump
    Cavitation
    Net Positive Suction Head
    Pump Laws
    System Characteristic Curve
    System Operating Point
    System Use of Multiple Centrifugal Pumps
    Centrifugal Pumps in Parallel
    Centrifugal Pumps in Series
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Module 4 Quiz: Fluid Flow

    WRITTEN DISCUSSION 1 DUE


    WEEK 5

    MODULE 5: Heat Transfer, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 2 of 3, Module 2


    MODULE 5 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given the operating conditions of a thermodynamic system and the necessary
    formulas, EVALUATE the heat transfer processes which are occurring.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.1 DESCRIBE the difference between heat and temperature.

    1.2 DESCRIBE the difference between heat and work.

    1.3 DESCRIBE the Second Law of Thermodynamics and how it relates to heat transfer.

    1.4 DESCRIBE the three modes of heat transfer.

    1.5 DEFINE the following terms as they relate to heat transfer:

    a. Heat flux
    b. Thermal conductivity
    c. Log mean temperature difference
    d. Convective heat transfer coefficient
    e. Overall heat transfer coefficient
    f. Bulk temperature

    1.6 Given Fourier’s Law of Conduction, CALCULATE the conduction heat flux in a
    rectangular coordinate system.

    1.7 Given the formula and the necessary values, CALCULATE the equivalent thermal
    resistance.

    1.8 Given Fourier’s Law of Conduction, CALCULATE the conduction heat flux in a
    cylindrical coordinate system.

    1.9 Given the formula for heat transfer and the operating conditions of the system,
    CALCULATE the rate of heat transfer by convection.

    1.10 DESCRIBE how the following terms relate to radiant heat transfer:

    a. Black body radiation
    b. Emissivity
    c. Radiation configuration factor

    1.11 DESCRIBE the difference in the temperature profiles for counter-flow and parallel flow heat exchangers.

    1.12 DESCRIBE the differences between regenerative and non-regenerative heat exchangers.

    1.13 Given the temperature changes across a heat exchanger, CALCULATE the log mean temperature difference for the heat exchanger.

    1.14 Given the formulas for calculating the conduction and convection heat transfer
    coefficients, CALCULATE the overall heat transfer coefficient of a system.

    1.15 DESCRIBE the process that occurs in the following regions of the boiling heat transfer curve:

    a. Nucleate boiling
    b. Partial film boiling
    c. Film boiling
    d. Departure from nucleate boiling (DNB)
    e. Critical heat flux

    HEAT TRANSFER TERMINOLOGY

    Heat and Temperature
    Heat and Work
    Modes of Transferring Heat
    Heat Flux
    Thermal Conductivity
    Log Mean Temperature Difference
    Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient
    Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
    Bulk Temperature
    Summary

    CONDUCTION HEAT TRANSFER

    Conduction
    Conduction-Rectangular Coordinates
    Equivalent Resistance Method
    Electrical Analogy
    Conduction-Cylindrical Coordinates
    Summary

    CONVECTION HEAT TRANSFER

    Convection
    Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
    Convection Heat Transfer
    Summary

    RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER

    Thermal Radiation
    Black Body Radiation
    Emissivity
    Radiation Configuration Factor
    Summary

    HEAT EXCHANGERS

    Heat Exchangers
    Parallel and Counter-Flow Designs
    Non-Regenerative Heat Exchanger
    Regenerative Heat Exchanger
    Cooling Towers
    Log Mean Temperature Difference Application to Heat Exchangers
    Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
    Summary

    BOILING HEAT TRANSFER

    Boiling
    Nucleate Boiling
    Bulk Boiling
    Film Boiling
    Departure from Nucleate Boiling and Critical Heat Flux
    Summary

    TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    2.0 Given the operating conditions of a typical nuclear reactor, DESCRIBE the heat transfer processes which are occurring.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    2.1 DESCRIBE the power generation process in a nuclear reactor core and the factors that affect the power generation.

    2.2 DESCRIBE the relationship between temperature, flow, and power during operation of a nuclear reactor.

    2.3 DEFINE the following terms:

    a. Nuclear enthalpy rise hot channel factor
    b. Average linear power density
    c. Nuclear heat flux hot channel factor
    d. Heat generation rate of a core
    e. Volumetric thermal source strength

    2.4 CALCULATE the average linear power density for an average reactor core fuel rod.

    2.5 DESCRIBE a typical reactor core axial and radial flux profile.

    2.6 DESCRIBE a typical reactor core fuel rod axial and radial temperature profile.

    2.7 DEFINE the term decay heat.

    2.8 Given the operating conditions of a reactor core and the necessary formulas,
    CALCULATE the core decay heat generation.

    2.9 DESCRIBE two categories of methods for removing decay heat from a reactor core.

    HEAT GENERATION

    Heat Generation
    Flux Profiles
    Thermal Limits
    Average Linear Power Density
    Maximum Local Linear Power Density
    Temperature Profiles
    Volumetric Thermal Source Strength
    Fuel Changes During Reactor Operation
    Summary

    DECAY HEAT

    Reactor Decay Heat Production
    Calculation of Decay Heat
    Decay Heat Limits
    Decay Heat Removal
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Module 5 Quiz: Heat Transfer


    WEEK 6

    MODULE 6: Laws of Thermodynamics, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 6 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.19 STATE the First Law of Thermodynamics.

    1.20 Using the First Law of Thermodynamics, ANALYZE an open system including all
    energy transfer processes crossing the boundaries.

    1.21 Using the First Law of Thermodynamics, ANALYZE cyclic processes for a
    thermodynamic system.

    1.22 Given a defined system, PERFORM energy balances on all major components in the system.

    1.23 Given a heat exchanger, PERFORM an energy balance across the two sides of the heat exchanger.

    1.24 IDENTIFY the path(s) on a T-s diagram that represents the thermodynamic processes occurring in a fluid system.

    1.25 STATE the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

    1.26 Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics, DETERMINE the maximum possible
    efficiency of a system.

    1.27 Given a thermodynamic system, CONDUCT an analysis using the Second Law of
    Thermodynamics.

    1.28 Given a thermodynamic system, DESCRIBE the method used to determine:

    a. The maximum efficiency of the system
    b. The efficiency of the components within the system

    1.29 DIFFERENTIATE between the path for an ideal process and that for a real process on a T-s or h-s diagram.

    1.30 Given a T-s or h-s diagram for a system EVALUATE:

    a. System efficiencies
    b. Component efficiencies

    1.31 DESCRIBE how individual factors affect system or component efficiency.

    FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

    First Law of Thermodynamics
    Summary

    SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

    Second Law of Thermodynamics
    Entropy
    Carnot’s Principle
    Carnot Cycle
    Diagrams of Ideal and Real Processes
    Power Plant Components
    Heat Rejection
    Typical Steam Cycle
    Causes of Inefficiency
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Group Discussion 6
    Module 6 Quiz: Laws of Thermodynamics


    WEEK 7

    MODULE 7: Property Diagrams & Steam Tables, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 7 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.16 Given a Mollier diagram and sufficient information to indicate the state of the fluid,
    DETERMINE any unknown properties for the fluid.

    1.17 Given a set of steam tables and sufficient information to indicate the state of the fluid, DETERMINE any unknown properties for the fluid.

    1.18 DETERMINE the change in the enthalpy of a fluid as it passes through a system
    component, given the state of the fluid at the inlet and outlet of the component and either
    steam tables or a Mollier diagram.

    PROPERTY DIAGRAMS AND STEAM TABLES

    Property Diagrams
    Pressure-Temperature (P-T) Diagram
    Pressure-Specific Volume (P-v) Diagram
    Pressure-Enthalpy (P-h) Diagram
    Enthalpy-Temperature (h-T) Diagram
    Temperature-Entropy (T-s) Diagram
    Enthalpy-Entropy (h-s) or Mollier Diagram
    Steam Tables
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Module 7 Quiz: Property Diagrams & Steam Tables


    WEEK 8

    MODULE 8: Thermodynamic Systems & Processes, DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND FLUID FLOW, Volume 1 of 3, Module 1


    MODULE 8 TERMINAL OBJECTIVE

    1.0 Given operating conditions of a system, EVALUATE the thermodynamic state of the
    system.

    ENABLING OBJECTIVES

    1.10 DESCRIBE the following types of thermodynamic systems:

    a. Isolated system
    b. Closed system
    c. Open system

    1.11 DEFINE the following terms concerning thermodynamic systems:

    a. Thermodynamic surroundings
    b. Thermodynamic equilibrium
    c. Control volume
    d. Steady-state

    1.12 DESCRIBE the following terms concerning thermodynamic processes:

    a. Thermodynamic process
    b. Cyclic process
    c. Reversible process
    d. Irreversible process
    e. Adiabatic process
    f. Isentropic process
    g. Throttling process
    h. Polytropic process

    THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

    Thermodynamic Systems and Surroundings
    Types of Thermodynamic Systems
    Thermodynamic Equilibrium
    Control Volume
    Steady State
    Cyclic Process
    Reversible Process
    Irreversible Process
    Adiabatic Process
    Isentropic Process
    Polytropic Process
    Throttling Process
    Summary

    Interactive Courseware
    Group Discussion 8
    Module 8 Quiz: Thermodynamic Systems & Processes

    FINAL EXAM
    WRITTEN DISCUSSION 2 DUE
    IED REPORT DUE