Module Title:Energy Systems 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Module will be delivered using lectures and tutorials using 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 broad knowledge 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 Describe the types and characteristics of flow within a pipe
LO2 Distinguish between types of pumps and fans in terms of their design and performance
LO3 Apply simplified fluid dynamic models to representative systems in order to determine the steady state performance of such systems
LO4 Apply simplified thermodynamic models to 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

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• Fluid Dynamics
o Types of flow, o Conservation of mass, o Conservation of energy, o Bernoulli equation, o Pressure drops/Head Losses, o Pump head calculations, o Fluid momentum.
• Pumps & fans
o Positive displacement pumps, o Centrifugal pumps & fans.
• Thermodynamics
o Ideal gas law, o Steady state energy equation, o Properties of fluids, o Determining properties of fluids from charts and tables.
• Steam Generation and Processes
o Boilers, o Turbines, o Condensers.
• Heat Engines & Power Generation
o Carnot cycle, o Rankine cycle, o Brayton cycle, o Gas turbines systems and aircraft propulsion.
• Heat Transfer
o Newton’s law of cooling, o Fourier’s law of conduction, o Conductance of solid slab, o Conductance of boundary layer, o Heat losses from rooms and pipes.
• Fuels and combustion
o Stoichiometric combustion, o Products of combustion and air-to-fuel ratio, o Gaseous and liquid/solid fuels, o Higher and lower calorific values, o Effect of moisture content.
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 Test: Fluid Mechanics 1,2,3 5.00 Week 6
Examination Class Test: Thermodynamics 4 5.00 Week 13
Examination Class Test: Steam and Gas power cycles 4 5.00 Week 23
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Fluid Mechanics Labs: Darcy’s Formula, Calibration of Flowmeters, Centrifugal Fan, Gear Pump & Centrifugal Pump Thermodynamics Labs: Performance of Steam Turbine, Efficiency of Steam Generator, Steam Throttling Process, Energy Balance on a Condenser, Coefficient of Linear Expansion, Specific Heat Capacity of Materials, Thermal Conductivity of Materials,Thermal Radiation & Bomb Calorimeter. Laboratory reports and written 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 2.50
Laboratory Every Week 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 7.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory