MECH 2430-Thermodynamics (Added Module)

Course Description

This course handles the basic concepts of thermal energy conversion and transfer. Dual use of S.I. and English engineering units are employed in order to understand gas laws, fluid processes, first and second laws of thermodynamics, theoretical cycles, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet engines, refrigeration cycles and the heat pump. The course covers practical aspects of Heat transfer through radiation, conduction and convection.

Course Objectives

The core objective of this proposed module is to provide extensive knowledge about engineering practices of thermodynamics and heat transfer. This module contains original open source materials readily available to the students.

Student Learning Outcomes

Using this module, students will learn the scientific and technical background of Mechanical and Electrical systems of commercial and residential building in a Metropolitan and Sub-urban region in the local and nationwide context. Upon taking this module student will be able to design and troubleshoot HVAC systems as well as electrical requirements of the mechanical systems. Students will also be given information on the contemporary HVAC solutions and brands developed by the leading companies. Students will also be able build their foundations to certifications and licensing.

ABET Learning Outcomes Covered

This course module will cover the following ABET Learning outcomes-

Criteria 3.a- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

Criteria 3.c- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints  including economic, environmental, manufacturability, and sustainability.

Criteria 3.e- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Criteria 3.h- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Criteria 3.j- A Knowledge of contemporary issues.