EVA702 Thermal energy systems. Basic course

Code EVA702
Name Thermal energy systems. Basic course
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Gatis Bažbauers
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation During study course "Thermal energy systems. Basic course ", thermodynamic cycles and processes and the mechanisms of heat propagation are examined..
When viewing a variety of thermodynamic cycles and processes, students learn the foundations of each process, as well as gain knowledge about how this process can be used in a variety of applications..
While examining the mechanisms of heat propagation, the students learn of heat conduction, convection, radiation and transition as well as acquire practical knowledge about how to reduce heat losses, thus enhancing energy efficiency of buildings, heating networks, and other structures, equipment and processes..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To gain knowledge about different thermodynamic processes and cycles, gas state equation, specific heat capacity, enthalpy, entropy, internal energy, external work. Learn to distinguish between different types of heat propagation. Understand and learn to calculate the heat lost due to heat conduction, radiation, convection and heat transfer.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to analyze different thermodynamic processes and cycles. - Examination - home work, exam, work. Criteria - distinguishing the various thermodynamic processes and cycles, is able to analyze the phases of the cycle and to identify the processes or equipment.
To be able to define the various processes involved in heat distribution types. - Examination - the home work, exam, work. Criteria – by taking into account the specificity of a process, determines the type of heat propagation involved and describes it.
To be able to calculate the amount of heat resulting from heat conduction, convection, radiation and transfer processes. - Examination - laboratory / practical work, exam, work. Criteria - carries out calculations, resulting in the amount of heat, which is involved in the transfer of heat.
Course prerequisites Specific prerequisites are not required.

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