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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

Mechanical Engineers are expected to have a working 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

At the end of the module, the student should be able to: • Understand the Second Law of Thermodynamics as applied to the complex processes occurring in internal combustion engines. • Carry out complex thermodynamic analyses of various engine cycles. • Discriminate between different types of engine cycle and their application. • Perform complex thermodynamic analyses of refrigeration and heat pump cycles. • Carry out complex calculations relating to the combustion of fuels. • Demonstrate practical skills in a professional and scientific manner. • Apply numerical and mathematical skills to the solution of mechanical and related engineering problems and communicate solutions • Communicate an appreciation of the place and use of thermodynamic equipment in society.

Timetabled teaching activities

• 30 sessions (1 hour each) • 1 session (3 hour) of Lab demonstration components with assessed coursework • 2 sessions (1 hour each) of Revision lectures Total 35 hours

Departmental link

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

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3B5-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Assignment 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 90%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 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 Year in Research (H313) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 4
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
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3