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Cursus: 202000109
Engineering Thermodynamics 1 & Modelling and Programming 2
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)4
Contactpersoondr. G.G.M. Stoffels
Docent G.T. Havinga
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
OpmerkingPart of module 2 B-ME
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Learning objectives Engineering Thermodynamics 1

After the course, the student will be able to:
  1. explain thermodynamic concepts, processes and definitions.
  2. distinguish different kinds of thermodynamic energies and mathematically describe how these can be transformed into each other.
  3. declare and explain the behavior of fluids and gasses at different temperatures and pressures and draw and interpret phase diagrams.
  4. apply the concept of entropy in analyzing thermodynamic systems.
  5. explain the laws of thermodynamics, apply these to thermodynamic systems and interpret the effects.
  6. recognize a complicated (combined) thermodynamic system to produce work and/or heat/cold and explain the configuration.
  7. analyze the thermodynamic aspects of a complicated (combined) thermodynamic system from the viewpoint of the first law of thermodynamics.
  8. interpret the results of the analysis of a thermodynamic system, evaluate them and suggest adaptions to the system to improve it.
Learning Objectives Modelling and Programming 2

After the course, the student will be able to:
  1. write functions with multiple inputs and outputs.
  2. use MATLAB built-in functions for plotting 3D data.
  3. define and use structure variables.
  4. draw Sankey and Grassmann diagrams using MATLAB.
  5. use the debugging mode to debug scripts and functions
  6. solve thermodynamic problems and draw thermodynamic diagrams using XSteam
This is a part of module 2, ME 2 Energy and Materials of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.
Content Engineering Thermodynamics 1
Thermodynamics is a fascinating and exciting subject that deals with different forms of energy and their transformations including work and heat/cold. It can be seen at the science of energy. The application area is very broad ranging from chemical reactions and microscopic organism to common household applications, like heating and cooling as well as transportation vehicles and aircrafts or industrial installations like power plants for the generation of power and heat.
Engineering thermodynamics is the application of thermodynamics to solve technical problems in the area of mechanical engineering. In practice engineers use thermodynamics for the design of systems and installations used to transform energy into a different kind of energy. Think about steam power plants to produce electricity and heat, gas turbines for aircraft propulsion, internal combustion engines for cars and systems for cooling or heating, but also more complex systems with various functions such as the combined production of heat / cooling and electricity.
The course starts with the introduction of the thermodynamic conceptual framework, different forms of energy and an introduction to the concept of entropy. The first law (energy conservation) and the second law (entropy grow) of thermodynamics, are discussed. After all the tools have been reviewed thermodynamic cycles for the production of labor (electricity) and heat / cold are being built. Aimed is towards a rapid application of the matter so that can be started with the project. The theoretical background and the formal meaning or derivation of formulas and concepts follows in the next module where the course of Engineering Thermodynamics will be continued.

Content Modelling and Programming 2
In this part of the Modelling and Programming line, writing functions, using structures and plotting 3D data is discussed. Also, practicing to debug errors in the code will be covered. The course has a link with the Thermodynamics course, and therefore the package XSteam will be introduced, which can be used to solve thermodynamic problems. MATLAB will also be used to draw flow diagrams (Sankey and Grassmann) that are needed in the project Analysis of an Energy System

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact
Calculus 1A
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Module 2
Verplicht materiaal
Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, Y.A. Cengel, M.A. Boles and M. Kanoglu. Mc Graw Hill (will also be used in module 3) ISBN: 978-9-81-315787- 3
Thermo Lecture slide
Thermo Assignments & Anwers
ModPro Material
Aanbevolen materiaal





Exam Engineering Thermodynamics 1

Assignment Modelling and Programming 2

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