MSE201 Heat Study

Code MSE201
Name Heat Study
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Academic staff Ainārs Cars, Guntis Strautmanis, Sigurds Jaundālders, Aleksandrs Soročins, Sergejs Zaharovs
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course "Heat Study" includes topics related to the thermal phenomena in various systems, processes and power plants: Thermodynamic systems and parameters. Basic laws of thermodynamics. Specific heat, internal energy, entropy. Processes and cycles. Water and steam tables and charts. Humid air. Cycles of thermal machines. Steam power equipment. Heat transfer with conduction, convection, radiation. Complex heat transfer. Design methods of heat exchangers. Fuel and combustion theory. Water and steam boilers. Heat utilizing equipment..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get background knowledge on the heat extraction, conversion into other forms of energy, transport and utilization. To get knowledge in fundamentals of technical thermodynamics and heat transfer. Be able to understand and explain concepts and laws of thermodynamic, to analyze the thermodynamic processes and cycles, to know and be able to find the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of heat carriers and parameters of processes. To understand working principles of heat power and heating equipment. To be able to explain and to perform calculus of thermodynamic and heat transfer technological processes and cycles.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to explain and analyze the physical essence and regularity of thermodynamic processes in nature, technological equipment, to know thermodynamic terms and laws. - Assessment methods: solving of exercises, individual calculation work, seminars, tests. Criteria: ability to explain and analyze the principles of thermal processes and operation of heat utilizing equipment.
Ability to explain and calculate basic thermodynamic and heat transfer processes in thermal engines, heat & power plants, refrigerators and heat pumps. - Assessment methods: calculation, home works, preparation of reports, tests. Criteria: Ability to work with gases, steam and humid air tables and charts. Ability to explain the processes and phenomena of the most common heat & power units and technological devices.
Ability to calculate and choose the optimal type and parameters of realistic heat utilizing systems, to evaluate thermal efficiency of basic heat utilizing equipment. - Assessment methods: calculations, home works, tests. Test / Exam. Criteria: ability to explain, analyze and calculate the principles and choice of most common thermal processes and devices, heat carriers. Quality of completed calculation works and tests.
Course prerequisites Physics

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