MSE304 Technical Thermodynamics and Heat Exchange

Code MSE304
Name Technical Thermodynamics and Heat Exchange
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Academic staff Ainārs Cars, Sigurds Jaundālders, Aleksandrs Soročins
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject`` Technical Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer`` deals with the problems of thermal processes in nature and technical equipment. Basic topics: thermodynamic systems - characteristics and parameters. Ideal and real gases. Basic laws of thermodynamics. Specific heat, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, exergy. Thermodynamic processes and cycles. Water and water steam. Humid air. Gas and steam flows. Steam and gas cycles of thermal machines. Refrigerators and heat pumps. Mechanisms and heat transfer. Steady and unsteady heat conduction. Theory of similarity. Convective heat transfer. Thermal and velocity boundary layers. Complex heat transfer. Heat utilizing equipment. Design of heat exchangers..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire the basic knowledge of technical thermodynamics and heat transfer theory. To get skills of calculus of thermal engineering. Be able to explain basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer of thermal processes, cycles and equipment. To know and be able to find the thermodynamical and thermophysical properties of heat carriers. To understand the heat power and heating utilizing equipment, working processes and design principles.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to explain and analyze the physical essence and regularity of thermodynamic processes in nature and technological equipment, to know thermodynamic terms and laws. - Assessment methods: Solving of exercises in class-room and home work, seminars, tests. Criteria: Knowledge of the thermodynamic systems, processes of heat transfer and heat exchanging equipment specifications- processes and cycles. The ability to use information sources.
Ability to explain and motivate thermodynamic, heat mass transfer processes in thermal engines, heat & power plants, refrigerators and heat pumps. - Assessment methods: Calculation home work, preparation of reports, tests. Criteria: Ability to explain the processes and phenomena of heat & power units and technological devices. Performing of practical work.
Ability to calculate and evaluate performance and effectiveness of thermal engines, technological equipment, thermal insulation and building constructions from the view point of theory thermodynamic and heat and mass transfer. - Assessment methods: calculation home work, tests, exam. Criteria: Ability to explain, analyze and calculate the principles of thermodynamic, heat and mass transfer processes of thermal engineering equipment and technologies. Quality of completed calculation work and tests.
Course prerequisites Physics

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