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MECH 6204 - Mechanical Power Systems
MECH 7114 with D or better
This course covers the basic principles involved in the transformation of heat into mechanical energy. Fundamentals of the heat engines and turbomachinery including hydraulic, steam and gas turbines, compressors, pumps as well as reciprocating and rotary engines will be discussed. Study of alternative energy technologies and variations in design of various components will also be covered. An emphasis is placed on the general arrangement and construction practices used by equipment manufacturers, with an objective to apply knowledge and adapt to emerging technologies and applications.