Facoltà di Ingegneria - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)

Program

Termodinamica e Termofluidodinamica
Termodynamics and Thermo-fluid dynamics
Gianni Cesini

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

Prerequisites
Basic knowledges of mathematical analysis and physics

Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
To provide a comprehensive treatment of engineering thermodynamics from the classical viewpoint and the basis in fluid mechanics and heat transfer with applications in the field of biomedical engineering.
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
This course is part of the base engineering courses, related to Industrial Engineering, and will provide knowledge about the principles that form the basis of thermodynamic processes, the mechanisms of heat transfer and fluid dynamics.This knowledge is acquired through lectures and exercises.
TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The theory and exercises of the course will help to improve the degree of autonomy, the ability to learn and to draw conclusions.

Program
Introductory concepts in thermodynamics. Properties of a pure simple compressible substance. Phase change and phase diagrams. The models of ideal gas and of incompressible substance. Energy and the first law of thermodynamics. First law analysis of compressors, pumps, fans, heat engines, throttling devices, heat exchangers. Second law of thermodynamics. Entropy. Thermodynamic analysis of direct gas and vapor cycles and of refrigeration and heat pump systems. Introductory concepts in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Natural and forced flow. External and internal flow. Laminar and turbulent flow. Introduction to emodynamics. Steady state heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. Transient conduction in lumped capacitance systems. Multimode heat transfer by means of the thermal resistance equivalent circuit method. Introduction to finned surfaces and heat exchangers. Thermodynamics of biological systems. Metabolic thermal production. Temperature and termoregulation of the human body. Energy balance of the human body: the Fanger equation. Hygrothermal comfort. Comfort condition and indexes. Moist air thermodynamics. Psychrometric systems and charts. Introduction to air-conditioning processes and systems

Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Oral exam

LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
Knowledge of the subjects and ability on solving problems

LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Level of the knowledge of the subjects and of the ability on solving problems

FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
On the basis of an inevitably personal evaluation, that I hope is more objective as possible, of the above mentioned criteria