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Thermal Engineering Systems : objectives and outcomes


Thermal Engineering is a study of energy transpory particularly in nanoscale structure to obtain knowledge and understanding of the scientific effects on physical world that can engineering discoveries in industrial energy applications. The thermal engineering is heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy conversion, and HVAC applications.

Thermal engineering may be practiced by mechanical engineers and chemical engineers. One or more of the following disciplines may be involved in solving a particular thermal engineering problem: Thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Heat transfer, or Mass transfer. One branch of knowledge used frequently in thermal engineering is that of thermofluids.


  • Engineering: HVAC
  • Cooling of computer chips
  • Boiler design
  • Solar heating
  • Combustion engines
  • Thermal power plants
  • Cooling systems
  • Heat exchangers


1. To enable the students to understand the principles, working, and performance of IC engines.
2. To introduce students to the working of compressors, steam nozzles and various refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
3. To teach students the principles of waste heat recovery and thermal storage systems.

Expected Outcome:

The student will be able to
1. Solve problems on internal combustion engines and prepare heat balance sheet.
2. Get an insight into various components and principles of engines, compressors etc.
3. Design refrigeration and air-conditioning system for a particular application.
4. Demonstrate the knowledge of waste heat recovery and thermal storage


In this laboratory,first of all students will have the opportunity to study the working principle of IC engines (both SI and CI engines), performance and characteristics in terms of heat balancing, economical speed variations, air-fuel ratio influence on the engine to reinforce classroom theory by having the student perform required tests, analyze subsequent data, and present the results in a professionally prepared report as a result.

The machines and equipment used to determine experimental data include cut models of a 4stroke diesel engine, 2stroke petrol engine, 4stroke and two-stroke petrol engines with required specifications, Multi-cylinder SI engine, Single cylinder Diesel engine for performance and speed test which is suitable for tests on variable compression ratios.


1. To teach students how to apply the knowledge of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering Systems to conduct experiments.
2. To help the students measure thermal properties, temperature effect on other properties of processes and use various working fluids.

Expected Outcome:

As a result, Student will be able to
1. Conduct the experiments on various thermal engineering systems and calculate performance oriented.
2. Analyze the performance of blowers, fan, internal combustion engines and refrigeration systems.


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