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IND2405 - Thermo-fluids

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: J Hinwood


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides the discipline basis for applications in energy, heat transfer, power and motive force where fluids are involved. These disciplines are central to mechanical engineering and, as a consequence, are essential knowledge for engineers whose designs usually have mechanical elements. They provide the basis for the use of hydraulic and pneumatic power as motive forces, which also form an important part of the unit content.


To understand the concepts of thermo-fluid properties, systems and control volumes. To analyse thermodynamic and heat transfer processes. To be able to calculate pressures and fluid forces in static fluids or those in rigid body motion. To be able calculate velocities and pressures in one-dimensional fluid flow systems, including pipes, pumps, valves and other fittings. To be able to identify, analyse and design the elements of fluid and pneumatic control systems.


Tests and assignments 30%
Examination (3 hours) 70%

Contact hours

3 hours of lectures, 3 hours of problem solving classes or laboratories and 6 hours of private study per week




MEC2404, MEC2405, MEC2480, TRC2200