4 x 1-hour workshops weekly 7 x 3-hour laboratories per semester
Enrolment not permitted
PHYS2712 has been successfully completed
The equivalent of first year Physics and Mathematics (PHYS1101, PHYS1102) and several variable calculus.
Concepts and Definitions of Thermodynamics
Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Properties of Substances
Ideal and Real Gases
Control Volume Analysis Using Energy
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy and Entropy Balance for Closed Systems and Control Volumes; Cycle Processes
Vapour Power Systems
Gas Power Systems
Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems
In this topic students will learn the fundamentals of Thermodynamics. The students will learn how to apply the concepts to solve experimental problems. Students will learn how to apply the fundamental principles of thermodynamics to predict the behaviour of energy systems and properly design required energy systems. Postgraduate students will be assessed on a higher level than the Bachelor students.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:
Demonstrate the understanding of the concepts of Thermodynamics and to apply them to experiments
Understand how solids, liquids and gases behave under different temperature and pressure conditions
Apply thermodynamic concepts to energy systems
Analyse thermodynamic cycles such as power and refrigeration cycles
Apply the concepts of Thermodynamics to laboratory experiments
Key dates and timetable
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