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Course Title Thermo-Fluids

Course code CUFE 118

Lecturer Mr. Emmanuel Mungofa
NQF Level

Notional Hours 60hours
Contact: 40hrs(4hrs/wk); Directed self learning
8hours(including practicals);Assessment (12hours)

NQF Credits
Prerequisites Engineering Physics
Options(compulsory or
Semester offered 1.2
Course Aims
The course aims to promote confidence in the
understanding and addressing of basic problems
involving thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

Specific learning outcomes At the end of the course students should be able to:
Apply Bernoullis equation to a range of
industrial problems.
Appreciate the definition and importance of
Reynolds number.
Appreciate the basic terminology and definitions
used in Thermodynamics, including heat and
Appreciate the variations between different
thermodynamic processes.
Acquire an understanding of the principles by
which pressure, velocity and flow rate may be
measured in support of future laboratory
Comprehensive leaning
Understand the basic fluid mechanic and
thermodynamic properties of both liquids and gases
and to explain the principles associated with both non
flow and steady flow processes.
Course content
1. Introduction to thermo-fluids
Fluid Mechanics
Systems, mass, force, momentum,
energy, compressibility and
2. Fluid Properties
Intrinsic and extrinsic
Volume, mass, temperature
Pressure, dynamic viscosity,
Kinematic viscosity, internal energy

3. Laws of thermodynamics
Zeroth law for perfect gas
First law closed system(reversible
First law closed system processes( Heat
and work transfer processes), NFEE
First law open system, (steady flow,
unsteady flow, SFEE
4. Fluid dynamics
external fluid flow, internal fluid flow,
types of fluid flow, Reynolds number, etc
5. Fluid energy
fluid flow principles( continuity,
momentum, energy), SFEE application,
energy losses calculation
6. Fluid statics and forces on submerged
pressure, pressure measurement, forces
on submerged surfaces, centre of
pressure, centre of gravity
7. General Application
Methods of facilitating
This course will be facilitated through modular lecturing,
tutoring, group discussions, directed self study,
laboratory practicals
Assessment Strategies Assessment shall be as follows;

Coursework shall contribute 30% of the final
mark (tests-20%; practicals-10%) and end of
semester exam shall contribute the remaining
Course shall comprise of at least 2 tests
End of semester exam will be a 3hour
comprehensive paper covering the whole
syllabus containing six questions and students
will be asked to answer any four questions.
Quality assurance
Moderation of assessments will be conducted
according to PON general rules and guidelines on
moderation. Periodic syllabus review to keep abreast
with advancing new knowledge and challenges.
Students support and learning
Student support
Access to the lecturer for consultation physically and
through e-learning
Online access to course material on central server,
including on-line journals with assistance of the library
Information will be provided periodically on relevant
text books, internet resources and other reading
Reading material
Mechanics of Fluids, Massey B S., Van Nostrand Reinhold
Fluid Mechanics, Douglas J F, Gasiorek J M, and Swaffield J A, Longman
Civil Engineering Hydraulics, Featherstone R E and Nalluri C, Blackwell Science
Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chadwick A and Morfett J., E
& FN Spon-Chapman &Hall.