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.

Content

Thermodynamics

  • 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

Frequency

Annually in summer semester

Language

German

References

  • 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

Overview of Grades

Semester Average grade Failure rate
WiSe 2019/20 4,4 ± 0,8 61 %
SoSe 2019 4,6 ± 0,9 79 %
WiSe 2018/19 3,9 ± 0,8 39 %
SoSe 2018 4,5 ± 0,9 71 %
WiSe 2017/18 4,6 ± 0,5 77 %
SoSe 2017 4,5 ± 0,8 63 %
WiSe 2016/17 4,3 ± 0,6 40 %
SoSe 2016 3,7 ± 1,2 39 %
WiSe 2015/16 4,0 ± 1,1 43 %
SoSe 2015 4,2 ± 1,0 62 %
WiSe 2014/15 4,1 ± 1,0 54 %
SoSe 2014 3,7 ± 1,2 38 %
WiSe 2013/14 4,2 ± 1,1 62 %
SoSe 2013 4,5 ± 0,6 62 %

Contact

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

Contact

+49 6782 17-1908

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12

Consultation

Montag, 11-12 Uhr, nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail/Monday, 11-12 h, by arrangement via mail
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