ENGRMAE 107 Fluid Thermal Science Laboratory (2016-2017)

ENGRMAE 107 Fluid Thermal Science Laboratory

(Required for ME.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 107 Fluid Thermal Science Laboratory (Credit Units: 4) Fluid and thermal engineering laboratory. Experimental analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer, and thermodynamic systems. Probability, statistics, and uncertainly analysis. Report writing is emphasized and a design project is required. Materials fee. Corequisite: MAE120. Mechanical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0073660554.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470547410.

Recommended Textbook:

Students are to refer to books from courses MAE 91, MAE 130A/B and MAE 120. Students are encouraged to consult the UCI Library and the Web. Also see Mechanical Engineers Handbook, TJ151.M395 1998.

Yun Wang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Apply theoretical concepts developed in course work of thermodynamics to hands-on experiments.

2. Apply theoretical concepts developed in course work of fluid mechanics to hands-on experiments.

3. Apply theoretical concepts developed in course work of heat transfer to hands-on experiments.

4. Conduct thermodynamics experiments and analyze experimental data.

5. Conduct fluid mechanics experiments and analyze experimental data.

6. Conduct heat transfer experiments and analyze experimental data

7. Prepare a design project and perform economic analysis for an engineering issue.

8. Apply thermal fluid theories to analyze the functions of major components (such as boilers, chillers, heat exchangers, cooling towers and the TES (thermal energy storage) system) and how these components are connected in the central plant.

9. Perform analysis and calculation on the central plant efficiency at UCI based on on-site measurement.

10. Apply basic statistics methods and uncertainty theories for the experimental data analysis.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • Viscous Incompressible Flow
Lecture Topics:
  • Statistics (3 hours)
  • Central Plant (major components and power cycles such as the Brayton and Rankine Cycles) (3 hours)
  • Central Plant Energy Analysis (3 hours)
  • Heat Transfer: Conduction/Convection (3 hours)
  • Wind Tunnel (3 hours)
  • Pipe Flow (3 hours)
  • Carnot, Otto and Diesel Cycles (3 hours)
  • Mechanical Refrigeration and Heat Pump (3 hours)
  • Design Project (3 hours)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Used for data collection (National Instruments), data analysis (Excel, Matlab, Mathcad), and report writing (Word, LaTex).

Laboratory Projects:
  • Statistics, Probability, Significant Figures, Graphs (2 hours)
  • UCI Central Plant (Lab at CP) (2 hours)
  • UCI Central Plant Energy Analysis (Lab at CP) (2 hours)
  • Heat Transfer (2 hours)
  • Wind Tunnel (2 hours)
  • Pipe Flow (2 hours)
  • Otto and Diesel Cycles (2hours)
  • Vapor- Compression Refrigeration (2 hours)
  • Design Project Review (2 hours)
Professional Component

Contributes toward the Mechanical Engineering Topics courses and Major design experience.

Design Content Description

Students are given a capstone open-ended design problem including economic analysis. Students are encouraged to consider design alternatives and their costs. Design is emphasized in the laboratory experiments. Laboratory reports contain uncertainty analyses where appropriate.

Lectures: 50%
Laboratory Portion: 50%
Grading Criteria:
  • Reports: 67.5%
  • Quizzes: 22.5%
  • Lab Participation: 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr