Beginner's guide to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
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Beginner's guide to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Learn the classic Engineering subjects of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics to expand your horizons
3.8 (23 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
160 students enrolled
Created by Haroon Junaidi
Last updated 11/2016
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the essentials of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Governing Principals of Fluid Mechanics
  • Should know some basic physics
  • Should know some basic Mathematics

Since the onset of civilization, mankind has always used heat and flowing fluid (Wind, water)  to their advantage. In this course the two intertwined subjects of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics will be explored.

Students of Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Civil Engineering will find this course extremely useful. People that have an interest in Science/ Energy can also immensely benefit from this course. The course will cover the fundamental behaviour of heat and also the mechanics of static and dynamic fluids. 

The course has been divided into two sections. The first section will deal with Thermodynamics while the second section will cover Fluid Mechanics. There is a bonus section that will provide some extremely useful information and creative activity.

If you are interested in the functionality of machines from steam engines to wind turbines, than this course is for you.  For students due to study engineering, this course will put them in good stead for future studies. Those who are already studying Engineering can also benefit from a fresh perspective on the courses and consolidation of core concepts. 

Who this course is for:
  • The course will suit Engineering students, keen learners and science individuals
  • Heat Transfer is a different subject and a separate course is available on that subject
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 01:18:22
+ Introduction to the ThermoFluids Course
1 lecture 03:19

In this section students will learn what ThermoFluid course is all about. The applications of this science will also be discussed (Wind turbines, Steam Engines etc) 

Preview 03:19
+ Thermodynamics
6 lectures 35:04

This lecture describes the history of thermofluids. It tells us how the knowledge of heat and fluid energy has helped mankind from time immemorial. From Water clocks to Internal Combustion Engine, this science has helped power civilization.

History of ThermoFluids

The 1st Law of thermodynamics is one of the fundamental laws. It brings home the concept of conservation. This concept can be expanded into other fields also (Sociology and Economics).

Preview 08:10

The second Law of thermodynamics is a universal law. Its applications are widespread. It is used by creationists to economists.  It has multiple interpretations. Over centuries, scientists have tried to prove it in different ways. This law helps us to understand why even time flows in one direction.

Second Law of Thermodynamics

This lecture looks at Perpetual Motion Machines or PMMs. Over time there have been many inventors claiming to make a generator that does not require fuel. This lecture bunks the myth.

Preview 04:28
Steam and Enthalpy

The non flow energy equation is simplest of the equations. It is based on the first law. Its applications are limited but is crucial to our understanding of fundamentals of thermodynamic systems

Non Flow Energy Equation
+ Fluid Mechanics
5 lectures 23:25

The Science of Fluid Mechanics along with its applications will be introduced. This science has not only helped us to make rockets and aeroplanes but has also helped us in making water wheels and hydro turbines.

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

This lecture touches upon the study of hydrostatics or the study of fluids in rest


Learn how with a small amount of force, heavy objects can be lifted. Pascal's law allowed us to build all hydraulics machines.

Pascal's Law

The three different kinds of energy in a moving fluid are explored in this lecture.

Energy in a Moving Fluid

In this lecture, the very important equation called Bernoulli's equation is discussed. This equation is a tool used frequently by engineers particularly when designing piping systems.

Bernoulli's Equation
+ Bonus Section ( Golden Nuggets of information)
2 lectures 03:42

Learn how to make a simple Sterling engine using everyday materials.

Sterling Engine

Learn how to reduce for fuel consumption by 20% using the simple tip in this lecture.

Extremely Useful Information (Golden Nuggets)