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ES3B5 - Engines and Heat Pumps

  • Module code: ES3B5
  • Module name: Engines and Heat Pumps
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

All mechanical engineers accredited by the I.Mech.E. are expected to have a knowledge of the thermodynamic basis of a number of types of engine and refrigerators / heat pumps together with the principles (such as the Second Law) that constrain their performance. This module addresses those requirements.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand the Second Law of Thermodynamics as applied to the processes occurring in internal combustion engines; carry out simple thermodynamic analyses of various engine cycles; carry out simple thermodynamic analyses of refrigeration and heat pump cycles; carry out simple calculations relating to the combustion of fuels.

Timetabled teaching activities

Spring. This module includes 30 hours of lectures.Required self-study: 120 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3b5

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3B5-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 90%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H310) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4