Production Technology and Organization

Engineering Thermodynamics

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

• Thermodynamic properties
• Thermodynamic equations of ideal gases
• The 1st law in thermodynamics
• The 2nd law in thermodynamics
• Thermodynamic processes of ideal gases
• Thermodynamic processes of real gases
• Thermodynamic processes of gas mixtures and vapours
• Fundamentals of heat transfer
• Cyclic processes in thermodynamics
• Fundamentals of thermal plants
• Combustion processes and thermal engines
• Fundamentals of HVAC processes

Learning outcomes

Students acquire:
- Comprehensive knowledge in thermodynamics and heat transfer

Students should be able to:
- analyze technical tasks in thermodynamics and solve problems given
- grasp and understand the core principles of thermodynamics
- apply methodical principles when dealing with tasks in thermodynamics
- acquire basic knowledge in technical combustion processes
- describe the working principles of thermal engines and thermal power plants
- analyze and solve problems in thermodynamics by means of the scientific and
engineering methods taught

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; H. D. Baehr: Thermodynamik; K. Langheineke, PO. Jany, E. Sapper: Thermodynamik für Ingenieure; F. Bošnjakovic: Technische Thermodynamik; D. Labuhn, O.Romberg: Keine Panik vor Thermodynamik; G. Cerbe, G. Wilhelms: Technische Thermodynamik; G. Hofmann: Die Thermodynamik des Taupunktes; VDI Wärmeatlas: Berechnungsblätter für den Wärmeübergang;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Physics, Engineering mathematics 1 & 2; Engineering statics and dynamics, fluid mechanics

Assessment methods and criteria

Exercise examples and written or oral exams