THERMAL ENGINEERING- I (3341902)  

3
Credit
3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 0 + 30
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Rationale
In industry, the mechanical engineers are supposed to operate and maintain thermal equipment. This course will provide the basic knowledge of thermal engineering which will function as foundation in applications in major fields of mechanical engineering and technology notably in steam and nuclear power plants. This course would develop knowledge and skills related to boilers, boiler mountings and accessories, compressors, heat exchangers, steam turbines etc. This course is thus very important for mechanical engineers.
Course Outcome
The theory should be taught and practical should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire different learning out comes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain to demonstrate following course outcomes.
i. Determine steam properties and dryness fractions.
ii. Classify and explain boilers, boiler mountings and accessories.
iii. Determine boiler performance based on given specific parameters.
iv. Explain working of steam prime movers.
v. Identify the elements and processes of steam condensers and cooling towers.
vi. Operate air compressors and observe the parameters affecting the performance.
vii. Calculate heat transfer for given heat transfer system.

Active Learning
i. http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses/112101097/
ii. http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses/112106155/
iii. http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses/112101002/
http://www.thermaxindia.com/Large-Industrial-Boilers/Waste-Heat Recovery-Boiler.aspx
v. http://www.thermaxindia.com/Packaged-Boilers/Shell-Boiler/Oil-GasFired/Shellmax.aspx
vi. http://www.thermaxindia.com/Large-Industrial-Boilers/solid-fuelsagro-wastes-biomass/Biomass-Fired-Boiler.aspx
vii. http://www.bhel.com/product_services/range.php?rangeid=146&productid=106&categoryid=141
viii. http://www.bhel.com/product_services/product.php?categoryid=62&link=Power