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Course code

DE5301

Level

5

Credits

15.0

Estimated hours

150.0

To develop a sound basic knowledge of thermodynamic principles - including gas laws, measurement of pressure and temperature, mass and energy conservation and energy sources in the New Zealand context - and the mechanisms of heat transfer including the uses of heat exchangers.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of thermodynamics principals for temperature, pressure, gas laws, thermal expansion, conservation of energy, change of phase, heating and thermal efficiency.
  • Apply thermodynamics principals to practical applications for air compressors, refrigeration, heat exchanger, and solar collectors.
  • Calculate rates of heat transfer through multiple layers and combined modes.
  • Evaluate and compare the sources on energy in NZ.