Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ME 286 - Heat Power and Refrigeration/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

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, and analyze the applications of thermodynamics and thermal science;
  • develop profound understanding and the ability of analysis for thermodynamics;
  • utilize computer software for problem solving and writing a report;
  • setup and operate laboratory equipment pertaining to heat power and refrigeration and take measurements; and
  • create valuable technical reports using charts and graphs, which would demonstrate the relationship between different factors and help to develop an understanding, explanation, and justification for the related theory.

Prerequisites: MT 121/MT 125. ME 165