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EML 4706 DESIGN OF THERMAL AND FLUID SYSTEMS

Spring 2010
(Class #: 22122)
A. LOGISTICS
Instructor:

Dr. Ju Sun, Instructor


Office: EC 3254. Phone: 305-348-2067. email: sunju@fiu.edu

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:00-3:50 pm, or by appointment.

Class Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4:00-4:50 pm, EC 1107.

Textbook:

Design of Fluid Thermal Systems, by William S. Janna, 3rd Ed.,


2010, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 0-495-66768-4.

References:

1. Design of Thermal Systems, by W. F. Stoecker, 3rd Ed., 1989,


McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0-07-061620-5.
2. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 5th Ed., 2002, by F.
Incropera and D. Dewitt, John Wiley & Son, ISBN: 0-471-386502.
3. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 5th Ed., by R.W. Fox and A.T.
McDonald, ISBN: 0-471-12464-8.
4. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 6th ed, 2008, by
M. J. Moran, and H. N. Shapiro, John Willey & Sons, Inc., ISBN13: 978-0471-78735-8.

TA:

Mr. Jiang Zhu, jzhu003@fiu.edu

Course Web:

http://faculty.eng.fiu.edu/~sunju/eml4706/home.htm

B. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Design of thermal and fluid systems and components, piping networks, and duct works.
Selection of pumps and fittings. Basic design of heat exchangers, turbo-machinery, pumps, and
fans.
C. COURSE OBJECTIVES
To introduce essential elements of design and optimization processes involving thermal/fluid
systems.
1. Learn basic principles underlying piping, pumping, and heat exchangers.
2. Develop skills and techniques necessary to design thermal/fluid systems.
3. Apply basic principles from No.1 and skills/techniques from No. 2 to model thermal/fluid
systems.
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4. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of optimization and ability to optimize the


design of a thermal/fluid system.
5. Perform a comprehensive design project towards the end of the semester.
D. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM OUTCOMES
(A) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics including statistics, multivariable calculus and
differential equations, science including physics, and engineering.
(C) Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
(D) Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
(E) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(G) Ability to communicate effectively.
(I) Recognition of the need for, and a ability to engage in life-long learning.
(K) Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering
practice.
E. PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE
EML 3126 Transport Phenomena
EML 4140 Heat Transfer
F. CONTENTS
1. Introduction to Thermal Fluid System Design (Chapter 1)
2. Review of Fluid Properties and Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics (Chapter 2)
3. Piping Systems (Chapters 3, 4, and 5)
(a) Head losses (friction loss and minor loss)
(b) Optimization of piping systems (economic pipe diameter)
(c) Piping system behavior (system curve)
(d) Design of piping systems (series and parallel)
(e) Design of piping networks
Mini Project

4.

Prime Movers (Chapter 6)


(a) Pump characteristics and selection
(b) Fan characteristics and selection

Exam #1 (Piping Systems and Pumps)

5.
6.

Review of Heat Transfer Fundamentals (Chapter 7)


Design of Heat Exchangers (Chapters 8, 9, and 10)
(a) Heat exchanger designs (LMTD and Effectiveness-NTU design methods)
(b) Design of double pipe heat exchangers
(c) Design of shell-and-tube heat exchangers
(d) Design of cross-flow heat exchangers
(e) Heat exchanger design options

Exam #2 (Heat Exchangers)


Term Design Project

G. COURSE GRADING
Course-Work Evaluation
The course work will be evaluated based on a percentage and point system. The following
weighing factors are applied to the calculation of the final grade:
Homework
Exam #1
Exam #2
Mini Project
Term Design Project
TOTAL

10%
25%
25%
15%
25%
100%

Grading Scale
GRADE
A
AB+
B
B-

SCORE RANGE
90 % & up
86 % & up
82 % & up
78 % & up
74 % & up

GRADE
C+
C
CD
F

SCORE RANGE
70 % & up
65 % & up
60 % & up
55 % & up
Below 55 %

Class Policies
Exams: The exams will include materials covered in the classes, in the textbook, and in the
homework and will be given in an open-book-open-notes format. Excusable absence
from the in-class exams is accepted only if the student informs the professor before the
event such as illness and non-reschedulable prior appointment, or after the event such as
last-minute medical or other emergencies, within a reasonable time frame and with a
valid documentary proof shown (e.g., medical memo from doctor, letter from
employer, etc.). In all cases, academic honesty is expected. Under this condition, a
make-up test will be honored.
Homework: Homework will be assigned and solutions will be posted after homework
collection. It is very important that you perform the homework on your own before you
utilize the solutions to identify your errors. No late homework submission will be
accepted for any excuse.
Design Projects: Two design projects will be assigned. Both of them require preparations of
professional reports. Late submission of project reports will not be accepted and
will result in a grade zero for the project. No exceptions to this policy will be made.
Attendance: Regular attendance is expected from students in order for the students to be
successful in this course, although it is not directly counted towards students final
grades. Active class participations are encouraged.
Calculators allowed in test:
Casio: All fx-115 models. Any Casio calculator must contain fx-115 in its model name.
Hewlett Packard: HP 33s and HP 35s models, but no others.
Texas Instruments: All TI-30X and TI-36X models. Any Texas Instruments calculator
must contain either TI-30X or TI-36X in its model name.
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Academic Misconduct: Florida International University is a community dedicated to


generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, rigorous
and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect
the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly to demonstrate
the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard
of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students,
and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the
University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct,
they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined
in the Student Handbook.
Other: Academic dishonesty is a serious offense and will be treated according to the
University policy. The instructor will abide by the Universitys policy on religious
holidays.