Thermal-Fluid Systems Design
ME 41400/ 3 Cr.
Application of basic heat transfer and fluid flow concepts to design of the thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on design theory and methodology. Design experience in thermal-fluid areas such as piping systems, heat exchangers, HVAC, and energy systems. Design projects are selected from industrial applications and conducted by teams.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: ME 26200 and STAT Elective. C: ME 31400.
This course aims at providing the students with design experience in the thermal-fluid area through real life design problems. Various aspects of thermal-fluid design, including the design methodology for various components, team-work and industrial applications are emphasized.
- Design fluid piping system and find system operating point.
- Complete thermal-fluid systems design projects in a team environment.
- Exhibit an understanding of heat exchanger design variables & principles.
- Design a heat exchanger using Matlab & Minitab analysis tools.
- Apply Design-of-Experiments methods to a thermal design problem to understand the effect of main variables and interactions.
- Use statistical data analysis tools to estimate product failure rate using Monte Carlo analysis & stress-strength interference).
- Computer Aided Engineering
- Introduction to Minitab
- One Dimensional System Flow Analysis
- General applications
- AFT Fathom Software
- Piping System Design
- Fluid Mechanics Review
- Pipe and Tubing Standards
- Hydraulic Resistance – Wall Friction
- Hydraulic Resistance – Minor Losses
- System Behavior & Flow Networks
- Pump Types & Applications
- Heat Exchanger Design Heat Transfer Review
- Extended Surface Heat Transfer
- Longitudinal Fins
- Heat Exchanger Types
- Basic Design Method of Heat Exchangers
- Heat Exchanger Design