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Applied Thermodynamics I

Code 8494
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not apllicable.
Learning outcomes The objetive of this UC is to teach the fundamentals of Apllied Thermodynamics for non-reacting systems so that the student may gain an understanding and proficiency on thermodynamics with view to solve practical problems in thermal engineering.

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
- undertand the basic thermodynamics concepts;
- analyze simple processes by applying the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics.
- utilize the water vapor tables and the equations of state for ideal gases.
- perform energy balances to power (vapor and gas turbine) and refrigeration cycles, and calculate performance parameters.
- understand the principles of cogeneration plants and air conditioning.
- analyse simple thermodynamics systems.
Syllabus 1. Basic notions of thermodynamics.
2. First law for closed systems.
3. Second law. Entropy.
4. Thermodynamics relations. Ideal gas and incompressible fluid.
5. First law for open systems.
6. Vapour power cycles.
7. Gas turbine cycles.
8. Simple refrigeration cycle.
9. Cogeneration.
Main Bibliography “Fundamentos de Termodinâmica Aplicada”, P. Pimentel de Oliveira, LIDEL, 488 págs., 2012; 2ª Edição 2015, 495 págs.
“Termodinâmica”, Y.A. Cengel e M.A Boles, McGraw-Hill, 2001
“Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics”, M.J. Moran e H.N. Shapiro, Wiley,5th Edition, 2006.
“Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids, SI Units”, G.F.C. Rogers e Y.R. Mayhew, 5th Ed, Blackwell Pub., 1995.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodologies are based on mixed theoretical/practical and practical approaches. There are 2 classes per week with 2 hours each. In one the theoretical concepts are given, followed immediately by practical illustrations. In the practical class, numerical exercises involving application of the theory to concrete thermodynamics engineering problems are solved. In addition, there are two laboratory classes along the semester.
Evaluation is either periodic or final. The periodic evaluation is based on: a written test (TE, 82.5%), a Lab work (L, 17,5%); Minimum mark in the test is 8,5 (in 20). Final mark: NF=0.825NTE+0.175NL.
The final evaluation is based on a written examination (EX 82.5%). Same formula. Marks above 16 require a final oral examination
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-24

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