Module Title:Energy Systems 3
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module will be delivered using lectures and tutorials with a mixture of presentations, example exercises, question and answer sessions, group discussions and online resources. Laboratory classes will be delivered to students working in groups to obtain experimental data with subsequent individual reporting/assessment.
Module Aim: To provide students with an understanding of the processes associated with the generation and consumption of fluids and energy in engineering systems
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse the types and characteristics of flow within a pipe
LO2 Analyse the performance of pumps and fans in terms of the systems in which they are operating
LO3 Analyse simplified fluid dynamic models of representative systems in order to determine the steady state performance of such systems
LO4 Analyse simplified thermodynamic models of representative systems in order to determine the steady state performance of such systems
LO5 Quantify by calculation and experimental measurement the characteristics of fluid dynamic and thermodynamic processes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Analysis of pipe and conduit systems
o Pressure drops/Head Losses, o Primary losses, o Secondary losses, o Equivalent lengths, o System characteristics.
• Centrifugal pumps & fans
o Pump/Fan Characteristics & performance, o Pump/Fan selection, o Series & Parallel Pumping.
• Heat Engines & Power Generation
o Steam Reheat & Regeneration cycles, o Gas Turbine systems, o Combined Heat and Power.
• Refrigeration & Heat Pumps
o Simple and practical cycles, o Refrigeration components.
• Heat Transfer
o Log Mean Temperature Difference, o Heat exchanger design, o Central Heating systems, o Steam distribution and use.
• Air Conditioning
o Properties of humid air, o Air conditioning processes, o Air conditioning systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment15.00%
Practical15.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class Tests: Fluid Mechanics 1,2,3 5.00 Week 8
Examination Class Test: Thermodynamics 4 5.00 Week 22
Project Central Heating system design 1,2,3,4 5.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Fluid Mechanics Labs: Head Losses in Nozzles and Diffusers, Head Losses in Flowmeters, Fluid Momentum, Series & Parallel Pumping, Friction Factor in Turbulent Flow, Thermodynamics Labs: Efficiency of Steam Turbine, Air in a Condenser, Refrigeration Unit, Cross Flow Heat Exchanger, Properties of Humid Air Central Heating project & written Laboratory assessment 5 15.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam A final written examination will assess the extent to which the student has achieved the module learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory