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EG20H2: THERMODYNAMICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

To introduce the fundamentals of thermodynamics and their application to a range of engineering problems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ana Ivanovic
  • Dr Nina F. Nikora

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Engineering (EG)
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Reversible and irreversible processes are explained. The First Law of Thermodynamics is presented. The function of state enthalpy is introduced. The steady flow equation is presented and applied to turbines, boilers, condensers and compressors. The Second Law is applied to operations on an ideal gas and to entropy changes in heating. The Third Law is introduced. The work function is developed and its importance as an index of the efficiency of engines explained. The use of steam tables is discussed and selected thermodynamic cycles are analysed.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 32,33 Feedback Weeks 33,34,35

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Feedback

Individual/group feedback on class test.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyUnderstanding the terms of steam and operating a steam-raising device. Conducting and analysing laboratory experiments. Using Excel to aid analysis. Working in groups to deadlines.
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate basic understanding of the key principles of thermodynamics. Demonstrate an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving.
FactualRememberApplying the steady form of energy equation, calculating entropy changes, understanding the terms of steam, and solving problems of complexity in thermodynamics

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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Feedback

Release of solutions. Individual feedback on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstanding the laws of thermodynamics, the concept of thermodynamic reversibility, the importance of thermodynamic functions of state and the ideal gas laws
FactualRememberApplying the steady form of energy equation, calculating entropy changes, understanding the terms of steam, and solving problems of complexity in thermodynamics

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed components.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 48,49,50 Feedback Weeks 51,52

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate basic understanding of the key principles of thermodynamics. Demonstrate an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving.
ConceptualApplyUnderstanding the terms of steam and operating a steam-raising device. Conducting and analysing laboratory experiments. Using Excel to aid analysis. Working in groups to deadlines.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstanding the laws of thermodynamics, the concept of thermodynamic reversibility, the importance of thermodynamic functions of state and the ideal gas laws
FactualRememberApplying the steady form of energy equation, calculating entropy changes, understanding the terms of steam, and solving problems of complexity in thermodynamics

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstanding the laws of thermodynamics, the concept of thermodynamic reversibility, the importance of thermodynamic functions of state and the ideal gas laws
FactualRememberApplying the steady form of energy equation, calculating entropy changes, understanding the terms of steam, and solving problems of complexity in thermodynamics
ConceptualApplyUnderstanding the terms of steam and operating a steam-raising device. Conducting and analysing laboratory experiments. Using Excel to aid analysis. Working in groups to deadlines.
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate basic understanding of the key principles of thermodynamics. Demonstrate an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving.

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