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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The three different kinds of energy in a moving fluid are explored in this lecture.
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.
Learn how to make a simple Sterling engine using everyday materials.
Learn how to reduce for fuel consumption by 20% using the simple tip in this lecture.
I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 2001 and since then have had a split career. I have worked both in the industry and taught in the academia. This has helped me marry the practicality of work place to the thoroughness of academic study.
I enrolled as a PhD student in 2004 (Edinburgh, UK) and completed my doctorate in 2007 in Renewable Energy (Solar Thermal)
Since then I have in my spare time conducted numerous workshops on Renewable Energy and have been an instructor for Engineers without Borders. I have taught budding Engineers both at college and University. I am a published author of two books.
Teaching is my passion alongside solving engineering challenges that can make a difference to humanity