ME-251 / 4 credits

Teacher: Haussener Sophia

Language: English


Summary

The course introduces the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer, and thermodynamic properties of matter and their calculation. The students will master the concepts of heat, mass, and momentum conservation, and apply these concepts to thermodynamic cylces and energy conversion systems.

Content

Keywords

Thermodynamics, energy, matter, cycles

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Compute the thermodynamic properties of a fluid, E2
  • Compute the main thermodynamic transformations of compressible and incompressible fluids, E4
  • Formulate mass, energy, and momentum balances, E1
  • Elaborate on limitations of the main energy conversion technologies, E7
  • Distinguish the main thermodynamic cycles, E5
  • Integrate the concepts of thermodynamic efficiency, E6

Transversal skills

  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Take responsibility for health and safety of self and others in a working context.

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of the semester

Resources

Bibliography

Moran, Shapiro et al., Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamcis, John Wiley & Sons, 2011
Borel, Favrat Thermodynamics and energy systems analysis I, EPFL Press, 2010
Borel, Favrat et al. Thermodynamics and energy systems II, EPFL Press, 2011

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Thermodynamics and energetics I
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9CM3    
9-10    
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14  CM2  
14-15  CO010
CO121
CO122
CO123
CO124
  
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 13h - 14h: Lecture CM2

Wednesday, 14h - 15h: Exercise, TP CO010
CO121
CO122
CO123
CO124

Monday, 8h - 10h: Lecture CM3