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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: ENG2066
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: KIRKBY NF Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Autumn & Spring Semesters
Assessment Pattern

Components of Assessment












Applied Thermodynamics - to be advised by lecturer









1 hour paper Applied Thermodynamics






Laboratory Reports 1 - 3



Short Investigation Report






Laboratory Report 4



Full Investigation Report






Laboratory Report 5 - 6



Executive Summary






A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.
Module Overview
This module builds upon both the single component thermodynamics and laboratory skills covered in Level 1 of the programme.

Successful completion of Level HE1of Chemical and Bio-systems Engineering or the Chemical Engineering programmes.



Module Aims

To provide the student with:


·       A consolidated understanding and ability to apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to a wide variety of engineering problems


·       A firm grounding in the thermodynamic property of entropy and its use in the analysis of simple processes and cycles including the use of isentropic efficiency.


·       The key skills necessary so they can properly utilise a basic training in practical chemical engineering to fulfil the Engineering Applications 1 requirement of accredited Chemical Engineering degree programmes.


·       An underpinning of many theoretical aspects of the degree program with practical experimentation.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:


·         Confidently apply First and Second Law analysis to simple, single component, multiphase processes such as power generation and refrigeration cycles.


·         Effectively interpret Carnot efficiency and understand the results


·         Calculate the isentropic efficiency for basic equipment and confidently interpret the results


·         Demonstrate proper awareness of the design and application of equipment used in experimental measurement


·         Recognise that experimental investigations are essential in developing detailed theoretical understanding


·         Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct a detailed investigation and report findings in a wide range of formats


·         Critically analyse experimental data and how to draw useful conclusions and recommendations from this analysis


·         Demonstrate that you have developed effective technical team working and communication skills


Module Content

Applied Thermodynamics


            Revision of First Law for closed and open systems


            Revision of Second Law


            Introduction to the Carnot Propositions and entropy


            Thermodynamic diagrams T-h-s


            Rankine cycles and power generation (including process and district heating)


            Refrigeration and heat pump cycles


            Gas turbines


            Revision and summary of pumps, turbines and compressors.


            Review of sustainable use of energy




            Introduction, laboratory safety and reporting guidelines


            Investigation 1


            Investigation 2


            Investigation 3


            Investigation 4


            Investigation 5


            Investigation 6



















Methods of Teaching/Learning

22 hours lectures, 9 hours tutorials, I hour exam, 20 hours of laboratory investigations, 48 hours of independent learning.


Total student learning time 100 hours

Selected Texts/Journals

Essential Reading :


Laboratory Handbook (issued to each student in first week of the spring semester)



Required Reading :


Hickson DC & Taylor FR, Enthalpy-Entropy Diagram for Steam, 2nd ed, Blackwell, 2000.


Rogers GFC & Mayhew YR, Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of Fluids(SI units), 5th ed, Blackwell, 1995, (ISBN 06311 97036)




Recommended Reading :    


Cengel & Turner, Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, 2nd ed, McGraw-Hill


Potter & Scott, Thermal Sciences, Thompson


Moran, Shapiro, Munson & Dewitt, Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering, Wiley


Last Updated
5 October 2010