ME 239 – Thermal Engineering for Electrical Student

Course lecturer :

Prof Dr M. G. Wasel

Course assistant :

Eng. Walaa Mahmoud

Course objectives :

• To cover the basic principles of thermodynamics. • To present a wealth of real-world engineering examples to give students a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice. • To develop an intuitive understanding of thermodynamics by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments. • To cover the basic principles of heat transfer. • To present a wealth of real-world engineering applications to give students a feel for engineering practice. • To develop an intuitive understanding of the subject matter by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments.

Course description :

Why is \”Thermal engineering\” course important for electrical power engineers? The answer of this question requires knowing the job of both mechanical and electrical engineers. The goal of mechanical power engineering is to produce mechanical energy (work) from raw (natural) source of energy, such as fuel (oil, coal. .etc.), wind energy, solar energy, nuclear energy….etc. At this instant, the role of electrical engineering starts since the generation and transmission of electrical energy of mechanical energy is the important functional part of any power station plant. Moreover, the cooling of electrical devices such as transformers, motors…. etc. is \”heat transfer\” problem and, in turn, a mechanical engineering problem. In accordance, electrical power engineer needs to know some knowledge about mechanical engineering (fluid mechanics & thermal engineering).

Course assessment :

50 Marks Final Exam 20 Marks 8th Week Exam 10 Marks Presentation and Report 10 Marks Quizzes 10 Marks assignments

Recommended text books :

1- Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach by Yunus A. Cengel & Michael A. Boles 2- Heat and Mass Transfer, A Practical Approach by Yunus A. Cengel

Recommended refrences :

1. Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologist by T. D. EASTOP, et al. 2. Heat Transfer by J. P. Holman