An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering - Thermodynamics
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Engineering Thermodynamics
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Created by Learn-Ed Online
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 33 Articles
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Perform some basic engineering Thermodynamic calculations.
  • Describe some basic engineering Thermodynamics theories and concepts.
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of algebra and mathematics will help with the completion of this course, however we have provided introductory lessons at the beginning of this course to help with some mathematics topics.
  • The Thermodynamics theory starts off simple so that no prior knowledge is required!
  • A note pad, pen and calculator can be handy for jotting notes and practicing questions for yourself!
  • A willingness to learn!
Description

This course serves as a springboard into Engineering Thermodynamics for new students or as a refresher for students already familiar with some of the concepts and are looking for somewhere to brush up the fundamentals.

The course covers a broad spectrum of common topics that are applicable to a wide variety of situations in numerous engineering sectors;

  • Hydrostatic pressure theory
  • Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle
  • Fluid flow (Reynolds number, types of flow & viscous fluid flow)
  • Bernoulli's Equation
  • Lift and Drag
  • Combustion
  • Thermodynamic power cycles (including the Carnot cycle, Otto cycle & Diesel cycle)

All of these topics are fascinating and are around the A-level to University level in terms of technical content... but don't worry! We cover these topics in a logical order and start off simple so that we do not lose you along the way. Most videos follow the format of a discussion of the theory and then we go through a worked example. We then recommend that students have a go at the practice questions that accompany most videos so that you can put your skills to the test. There are full worked solutions so you are able to check how you perform. 

We at Learn-Ed believe that the format of "Theory - Worked example - Have a go for your self" is one of the best methods of learning - particularly the "Have a go for yourself" element.

We also try to describe various applications that each theory has to help give context as to why its interesting to learn about.

We hope to see you in our lessons!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning what Thermodynamics is about where this course serves as a fantastic taster into what sort of work may be performed in engineering.
  • Anyone who has already covered this theory before but are looking to brush up on the basic and fundamentals concepts
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
02:18:04
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:15

Introduction

Preview 01:15
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Engineering Mathematics Overview
4 Lectures 17:34

SI Units

SI Units
05:04

Metric Prefixes

Metric Prefixes
03:18

Rearranging Equations

Rearranging Equations
05:43

Quadratic Formula

Quadratic Formula
03:29
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Engineering Thermodynamics
15 Lectures 01:58:39

Formula Sheet

Formula Sheet
00:00

This video introduces some common terms used in thermodynamics to the student: Fluid, Temperature, Viscosity, Density, Pressure and Gravity.

Definitions
08:48

This video discusses pressure in more detail than the definitions video aswell as a powerful equation that links pressure with depth for incompressible fluids. This video also describes basic hydraulic theory.

Preview 09:13

This video takes the theory within the fluid pressure video to look at Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle.

Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle
08:05

This video introduces the three main regimes of fluid flow; Laminar, Transitional and Turbulent flow. It also describes how we can determine what fluid flow regime we might have for a given scenario. 

Preview 07:48

This video brings viscosity into fluid flow theory showing how we obtain velocity profiles when fluid flows over static objects. This video also looks at Poiseulles Law and the parameters that define the flow rate when the law is applicable..

Fluid Flow - Couette Flow and Poiseuille's Law
08:22

This video starts off by describing energy and its associated laws. Then we look at something called Bernoulli's equation which is powerful equation to compare the different forms of energy in one fluid stream.

Laws of Thermodynamics and Bernoulli's Equation
08:20

This video looks at the concepts of lift and drag over an aerofoil as well as drag on simple geometries.

Basic Lift, Drag and Aerofoils
10:43

This video introduces combustion and common terms linked to the chemical reaction then demonstrates how to solve problem on the stoichiometric combustion of Methane. 

Combustion
09:31

This video builds upon the definitions in an earlier video but focuses on terms that are associated with thermodynamics cycles. Further, the video describes an equation that links pressure, temperature and volume.

Common Thermodynamic Terms and Ideal Gases
06:53

This video provides insight as to what irreversibilities are and why we use reversible processes to model power cycles. We then discuss arguably the most important power cycle - The Carnot Cycle - and why it is so important.

Reversibilities, Irriversibilities and the Carnot Cycle
10:06

This video goes into depth on some of the core components to an internal combustion engine, specifically those that form the combustion chamber. We then talk about the Otto cycle which is one that suitably model spark ignition engines.

The Otto Cycle
14:18

This video looks at a new cycle - The Diesel Cycle. As the name suggests, this cycle models engines that operate on diesel or in engineering terms - compression ignition engines. We also look at some of the core differences this cycle has with the Otto cycle.

The Diesel Cycle
09:39

This video discusses the Stirling cycle which is in general a topic merely for academic interest. There are some interesting benefits to Stirling engines and we can even looks at one in action!

The Stirling Cycle
06:03

Conclusion

Conclusion
00:50
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Engineering Mathematics - Practice Questions
4 Lectures 00:03

SI Units Questions

SI Units - Practice Questions
00:00

Metric Prefixes Questions

Metric Prefixes - Practice Questions
00:00

Rearranging Equations Questions

Rearranging Equations - Practice Questions
00:00

Quadratic Formula Questions

Quadratic Formula - Practice Questions
00:00
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Thermodynamics - Practice Questions
12 Lectures 00:15

Definition Questions

Definition - Practice Questions
00:00

Fluid Pressure Questions

Fluid Pressure - Practice Questions
00:00

Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle Questions

Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle - Practice Questions
00:01

Fluid Flow - Flow Rate Questions

Fluid Flow - Flow Rate - Practice Questions
00:01

Fluid Flow - Couette Flow and Poiseuille's Law Questions

Fluid Flow - Couette Flow and Poiseuille's Law - Practice Questions
00:02

Laws of Thermodynamics and Bernoulli's Equation Questions

Laws of Thermodynamics and Bernoulli's Equation - Practice Questions
00:01

Basic Lift, Drag and Aerofoils Questions

Basic Lift, Drag and Aerofoils - Practice Questions
00:01

Combustion Questions

Combustion - Practice Questions
00:00

Common Thermodynamic Terms and Ideal Gases Questions

Common Thermodynamic Terms and Ideal Gases - Practice Questions
00:01

Reversibilities, Irriversibilities and the Carnot Cycle Questions

Reversibilities, Irriversibilities and the Carnot Cycle - Practice Questions
00:01

The Otto Cycle Questions

The Otto Cycle - Practice Questions
00:01

The Diesel Cycle Questions

The Diesel Cycle - Practice Questions
00:01
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Engineering Mathematics - Solutions
4 Lectures 00:03

SI Units Solutions

SI Units - Solutions
00:00

Metric Prefixes Solutions

Metric Prefixes - Solutions
00:00

Rearranging Equations Solutions

Rearranging Equations - Solutions
00:00

Quadratic Formula Solutions

Quadratic Formula - Solutions
00:00
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Thermodynamics - Solutions
12 Lectures 00:14

Definitions Solutions

Definition - Solutions
00:00

Fluid Pressure Solutions

Fluid Pressure - Solutions
00:00

Buoyancy Solutions

Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle - Solutions
00:00

Fluid Flow - Flow Rate Solutions

Fluid Flow - Flow Rate - Solutions
00:01

Fluid Flow - Couette Flow and Poiseuille's Law Solutions

Fluid Flow - Couette Flow and Poiseuille's Law - Solutions
00:02

Laws of Thermodynamics and Bernoulli's Equation Solutions

Laws of Thermodynamics and Bernoulli's Equation - Solutions
00:01

Basic Lift, Drag and Aerofoils Solutions

Basic Lift, Drag and Aerofoils - Solutions
00:01

Combustion Solutions

Combustion - Solutions
00:00

Common Thermodynamic Terms and Ideal Gases Solutions

Common Thermodynamic Terms and Ideal Gases - Solutions
00:01

Reversibilities, Irriversibilities and the Carnot Cycle Solutions

Reversibilities, Irriversibilities and the Carnot Cycle - Solutions
00:01

The Otto Cycle Solutions

The Otto Cycle - Solutions
00:01

The Diesel Cycle Solutions

The Diesel Cycle - Solutions
00:01
About the Instructor
Learn-Ed Online
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Learn-Ed is formed from two professionals each with Masters Degrees in mechanical engineering and each have experience in high profile professional jobs in the automotive and defense sectors. These two professionals also have a wealth of knowledge in non-engineering topics and aim to build a collection of courses to help students become skilled in a wider range of subjects.