Technical Thermodynamics
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2022/23 
Vakcode  WBCE01405 
Vaknaam  Technical Thermodynamics 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Technical Thermodynamics  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. describe the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. 2. Apply thermodynamics concepts in practice by identifying the problem and chose the right thermodynamic model. 3. Apply thermodynamics concepts in practice by apply numerical calculations. 4. Apply thermodynamics concepts in practice by interpret and evaluate the final result. 5. Apply thermodynamics concepts in practice by get familiar with creative thinking and develop a better understanding of thermodynamics in practice. 

Omschrijving  The course is divided in theory (lectures) and exercises, at the end of every chapter. First, pure properties of substances such as density, energy, enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energy will be dealt with. Water will be used as an example to explain how its properties change as a function of temperature and pressure. Water represents one of the most widely applied thermodynamic systems in practice (boilers, heat exchangers, turbines, etc. all use steam). An ample part of the course will deal with the Law of conservation of Entropy for ideal processes. Also, the concept of “ideal mixtures” will be introduced in discussing phase equilibria. With the introduction of real mixtures, we will go even one step further. A short description of existing models will be given. Finally, three important applications will be looked at in detail: high pressure applications, the effect of chemical heat (from a home heating system to industrial burning furnaces) and chemical reaction equilibria (reactors). Every chapter starts with an overview of subjects to be treated. A summary will be given and the end which gives a short overview of the basic concepts, important equations and the relevance of the material. Finally the obtained knowledge will be tested by means of solving problems, coming from real practice and industry. Every chapter finishes with examples. A systematic, informal and interactive way of working is applied in solving the problems. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours 140: lectures 24 hours, tutorials 24 hours, self study 96 hours) 

Toetsvorm 
Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Final mark: written exam. See remarks) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  dr. V. Kyriakou  
Docent(en)  dr. V. Kyriakou  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Calculus 1, BSc Chemistry and Chemical Engineering or Calculus for IEM, BSc Industrial Engineering and Management.  
Opmerkingen  The pass mark is 5.5 that is matched to 6.  
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