After this curricular unit, a student will be able to:
-Understand and know how to apply the principles of conservation of the mass and energy, in the integral formulation, for an open system (control volume). Psychrometric analysis.
-Understand the main concepts of the Fluid Mechanics.
-Know the techniques and equipment for the measurement of pressure, velocity, temperature and flow.
-Calculate pressures and velocities in flows using Bernoulli equation. Design the installation characteristic curve and choose a pump.
-Apply similarity concepts and dimensional analysis.
-Know the fundamental modes of heat transfer and solve basic problems of conduction, natural and forced convection using empirical correlations.
Luís Miguel Chagas da Costa Gil
Weekly - 4
Total - 76
- Fisica I, Fisica II
- Mecânica Aplicada
Paixão Conde, J. M., Gil L., “Introdução à dinâmica dos fluidos e à transmissão do calor”,
White, F. M.,“Mecânica dos Fluidos”, McGraw-Hill, 4ª ed., 2002.
Oliveira, Luis Adriano, Lopes, António Gameiro, " Mecânica dos Fluidos" Lidel, Lisboa Portugal
Moran, M, J., Shapiro, H. N. "Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics", Wiley
Holman, J. P., “Heat Transfer”, McGraw-Hill,
The lectures will be as interactive with the students as possible. The students are encouraged to raise questions about the topics being discussed in a lecture.
In the problem-solving sessions, problems are proposed to the students with the goals: to exercise their critical thinking and ability to discuss ideas, to consolidate their use of terminology, as well as to prepare for an exam.
Método de Avaliação Contínua (Genérico)
Tipo D – 3 mini-testes
Classificação final - 35% teste 1 + 40% teste 2 + 25% teste 3
Classificação minima 3º teste - 30%
1. Engineering Thermodynamics Module.
1.1-Control volume analysis.
1.2- Conservation of mass and energy applied to psychrometric systems. Psychrometric charts.
2. Fluid Dynamics module.
2.1- Statics of fluids. Manometry.
2.2- Applications to steady flow and incompressible fluid: Bernoulli equation. Velocity and flow rate measurement.
2.3- Internal incompressible flows in ducts. Installation operating conditions characterization. Choice of pumps and cavitation (NPSH)
3. Heat Transfer module
3.1-Heat transfer modes: Fourier, Newton and Stefan-Boltzmann laws.
3.2-Conduction: Temperature profiles and heat flux. Electrical analogy.
3.3- Forced Convection: Prandtl and Nusselt numbers. Empirical correlations.
3.4-Natural Convection: Grashof number. Local and mean Nusselt numbers. Empirical correlations.
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