University of Canterbury

Engineering Thermodynamics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Engineering Thermodynamics I

M E 231

Course Info
International Credits:
Converted Credits:
New Zealand
Course Description:
15 points, 0.1250 EFTS 20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017 Description This course provides an introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. The course begins with an emphasis on thermodynamic properties and the First and Second Law analysis of systems and control volumes. This follows with an integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power cycles. The course continues with an emphasis on the analysis of power and refrigeration cycles and the application of basic principles to engineering problems. The course is structured with four one-hour lectures and a one-hour tutorial per week. The content of this course is structured to follow internationally accepted standards and is based on the content of the existing curriculum. The standard sequence of topics from the standard thermodynamic texts will be used for the course outline. Lectures will cover the following topics in detail: 1 Concepts and Denitions, Measurements 2 Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics 3 Evaluating Properties 4 Control Volume Analysis Using Energy 5 The Second Law of Thermodynamics 6 Using Entropy 7 Vapor Power Systems 8 Gas Power Systems 9 Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems Pre-requisites Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry. Restrictions ENME204, ENME305(GetCourseDetails.aspx?course=ENME305&year=2017) Timetable 2017 Students must attend one activity from each section. Lecture A Activity 01 Day Tuesday Time 09:00 - 10:00 Location A2 Lecture Theatre( Lecture Theatre) Weeks 20 Feb - 9 Apr 1 May - 4 Jun Lecture B Activity 01 Day Wednesday Time 10:00 - 11:00 Location C2 Lecture Theatre( Lecture Theatre) Weeks 20 Feb - 9 Apr 1 May - 4 Jun Lecture C


Evaluation Date:
September 20, 2017
This course covers all of the areas of ME 231 at an equivalent depth