Oct 29, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 282 - Heat, Power and Refrigeration

Credit Hours: 2

An introduction to heat power cycles and equipment, which includes understanding of heat transfer and heat exchangers. The course starts with heating and cooling load calculation of buildings. Power cycles such as Rankine (steam power plants), Otto, Diesel and Bryton (gas turbine) are discussed and analyzed. Also included are the topics of reversed cycles, psychrometry, refrigerants and refrigeration systems.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course and lab, the student will be able to:

  • understand the applications of thermodynamics and thermal science;
  • develop profound understanding of thermodynamics;
  • use software for problem solving and writing a report;
  • setup and operate laboratory equipment pertaining to heat power and refrigeration and take measurements; and
  • write technical reports.


Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125
Concurrent Registration: ME 283 or permission of the instructor.
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