This laboratory course offers a culminating experimental experience in thermal and fluids engineering. The theoretical background gained is consolidated and expanded by hands-on experiments and analysis of thermal and fluids systems. This lab is intended to introduce and familiarize students to a variety of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow phenomena in the context of the operation of widely used engineering equipment.  Both fundamental concepts, as well as practical/applied ideas, are explored.

Corequisite: MANE 4010

Offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020

Thermal and Fluids Engineering I is an introductory multidisciplinary course that covers various topics in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Some of the aspects discussed in class include application of control volume, balance of mass, momentum, energy, and entropy in systems of practical importance, properties of pure materials, implementing mass and energy conservation for closed and open systems, Bernoulli's equation, fluid statics, heat transfer in external and internal flows, conduction and radiative heat transfer.

Prerequisites: ENGR 1100 and PHYS 1100. Corequisite: MATH 2400

Offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2018

This course is an introduction to the mathematics of analyzing conduction heat transfer. Focus is given to the heat diffusion equation and the appropriate mathematical techniques for solving it. The first part of the course involves the development of analytical solutions to the heat diffusion equation for steady-state, transient, and multidimensional problems. In the second part, numerical methods for solving more complex conduction problems are discussed for which analytical solutions are not practical.

Prerequisites: MATH 2400 or equivalent

Offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2019

Energy Lab

JEC 5307, Jonsson Engineering Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street, Troy

NY 12180