MECH 430

Thermal Systems Design



Course Description

This course is concerned with the technical, economic and environmental aspects of conventional and novel methods of energy supply and use. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis and design of thermal systems. Topics include: electric utility demand and supply; the analysis of thermal power generation systems including combined cycle and cogeneration plants; emission control; alternative energy systems. Laboratory work will include the analysis of thermal systems such as a steam generator and HVAC system. (0/0/0/24/24)

PREREQUISITE: MECH330, or permission of the instructor

Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Gain an appreciation of the engineering, environmental and economic factors affecting the design and specification of power generation and thermal systems.
  • Investigate the engineering aspects related to the selection and sizing of thermal components.
  • Apply thermal analysis and modeling techniques to predict and evaluate system and component performance factors

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

3 lecture hours + 1 tutorial hour per week. Please refer to SOLUS for times and locations.