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Cursus: 202000115
Engineering Thermodynamics 2 & Modelling and Programming 3
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
Contactpersoondr. G.G.M. Stoffels
Docent G.T. Havinga
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G.G.M. Stoffels
OpmerkingPart of module 3 B-ME
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Aantal onvoldoende toetsen0
Learning objectives Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (Module 2 and 3)
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  transformed into each other.
  3. explain the difference between path- and state functions and determine in which category an energy or quantity fits and explain the consequences of this for the quantity.
  4. derive the thermodynamic formulas used and explain thermodynamic diagrams and tables using fundamental mathematics (partial derivatives).
  5. rewrite partial derivatives of thermodynamic quantities to measurable quantities using mathematical rules and the Maxwell relations
  6. declare and explain the behavior of fluids and gasses at different temperatures and pressures and draw and interpret phase diagrams.
  7. explain and apply the importance and relevance of the concept of entropy in analyzing thermodynamic systems.
  8. explain the laws of thermodynamics, apply these to thermodynamic systems and interpret the effects.
  9. recognize a complicated (combined) thermodynamic system to produce work and/or heat/cold and explain the configuration.
  10. analyze the thermodynamic aspects of a complicated (combined) thermodynamic system from the viewpoint of the first law of thermodynamics.
  11. interpret the results of the analysis of the thermodynamic system, evaluate them and suggest adaptions to the system to improve it.
Learning objectives Modelling and Programming 3
After the course, the student will be able to:
  1. split an engineering problem into sub-problems and develop a solution procedure.
  2. use standard routines in MATLAB for optimization and for solving non-linear equations.
  3. solve thermodynamic problems with common gases using the gasprop code.
This is a part of module 3, ME 3 Energy and Sustainability of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.
Content Engineering Thermodynamics 2
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 Engineering Thermodynamics started in the previous module. The basics of thermo-dynamics, including the laws of thermodynamics were introduced. Various forms of energy have been discussed and cycles by which work (electricity), and heating / cooling can be produced are built. In the second part of Engineering Thermodynamics, more energy systems will be discussed and the concept of entropy will be treated in more detail. In addition the theoretical background of thermodynamic concepts, relations, tables and diagrams will be addressed. Partial derivatives play an important role here.
Content Modelling and Programming 3
Gaining experience is a major part of learning to program. Whereas exercises in the ModPro 1 and ModPro 2 courses were explained step by step, you will be required to design your own program structure in ModPro 3. You will practice in thinking about the steps that are needed to solve engineering problems using MATLAB. Furthermore, you will become familiar with several methods for solving numerical problems and non-linear equations, as well as with several MATLAB optimization functions. You will learn to use the gasprop code to solve thermodynamic problems with common gases.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact
Engineering Thermodynamics 1 & Modelling and Programming 2 (202000109)
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Module 3
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