University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 421: Thermal-Fluids Systems Design

Course description: The course is intended to develop the concepts and methodology of system design and optimization applied to fluid, thermal and energy systems.  Topics include: a) simulation of systems in which the system components are known and the system operational parameters (such as flow, temperature, pressure etc.) are to be determined and b) design of systems involving the selection of right type, size and combinations of equipment to optimize different aspects of system performance. Thermal fluid systems such as heat exchangers, power plants, turbo machinery and HVAC components will be covered.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-requisites: Vm235, Vm320, Vm335