MC-505 Thermo Fluidics


Credit Hours = 3


  • Basic thermo-fluid concepts: Definition of Fluid, types of fluids, Fluid as a continuum, transport properties, surface tension and capillary effect, Temperature and Zeroth law of Thermodynamics, Pressure and its variation with depth, microscopic and macroscopic approaches, defining system, closed and open system, equilibrium and steady state.
  • Thermodynamics: Three Laws of Thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties, Properties of pure substances, P-v-T relations, Carnot Cycle, Gas Power Systems, Vapor Power and Refrigeration Systems.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Pascal’s Law, Hydrostatic Forces on Submerged Plane and curved Surfaces, Buoyancy and Stability, Equation of continuity, Navier-Stokes Equation, Couette Flow, Hagen-Poiseuille Flow, Energy Equation for Flow System, The Reynolds Transport Theorem, Laminar and Turbulent flow in pipes, Concept of boundary layer, Drag and Lift forces, Flow across cylinders and aerofoil.
  • Heat Transfer: Modes of Heat transfer, steady heat conduction in plane walls, cylinders and spheres, problem solving using thermal resistance networks, Thermal Insulation, Heat transfer from finned surfaces, transient conduction in solids, Lumped system analysis, Thermal boundary layer, Dimensionless Numbers in heat transfer, heat transfer in pipe flows, heat transfer over flat plate, Natural convection over surfaces and enclosures, Thermal radiation, Radiation properties, View factor, Laws of Radiant heat transfer for black, gray and diffuse surfaces, Types of Heat Exchangers, LMTD and NTU methods for Heat exchanger analysis.


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