Learning Outcomes

Based on the basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, the students gained knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and physical chemistry. The basic laws can be transferred to technical and physical effects in everyday life. In addition, the students have acquired the ability to see the theoretical core in a complex practical context.



  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics (thermal state variables, work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy, first law of thermodynamics)
  • Gas mixtures (ideal gas mixtures, equation of state, standard state)
  • Irreversible processes and state variables for their evaluation (second law of thermodynamics, entropy, circular processes, state changes in T,S-diagram)
  • Equations of state of ideal gases: Thermal and caloric state variables, entropy diagrams
  • changes of the ideal gas state (laws of state, changes of state in closed and open systems, circular processes, thermal efficiency, heat pump and refrigerating machine)
  • Thermodynamic cycles (Carnot, Diesel, Otto, Clausius-Rankine)
  • Fundamentals of heat transfer

Fluid Mechanics

  • Basic concepts: Properties of liquids and gases, continuity equation, laminar and turbulent flow.
  • Fluidstatics: Pressure, Hydrostatic Basic Law, Buoyancy
  • Fluid dynamics: Bernoulli equation, pumps, pipelines, friction laws, flow in pipes and around bodies
  • Incompressible and compressible flows

Physical Chemistry

  • Thermodyamic potentials
  • Chemical, especially electrochemical processes


Annually in summer semester




  • Einführung in die Thermodynamik, Cerbe/Hoffmann, Carl Hanser Verlag
  • Physikalische Chemie, Atkins, Wiley-Verlag
  • Technische Thermodynamik, Schmidt/Stephan/Mayinger, Springer-Verlag
  • Thermodynamik, Baehr, Springer-Verlag
  • Technische Strömungslehre, W. Bohl, Vogel-Verlag


Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/-technik - FR Maschinenbau


+49 6782 17-1908


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12


nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail/by arrangement via mail
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