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Subject: THERMODYNAMICS, FLUID DYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER (A.A. 2019/2020)

degree course in AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

Course year 2
CFU 9
Teaching units Unit fisica tecnica
Energy Engineering (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: ING-IND/10 CFU: 9
Teachers: Enrico STALIO, Simone PEDRAZZI
Mandatory prerequisites Analisi Matematica IFisica Generale
Exam type written
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Enrico STALIO
Simone PEDRAZZI

Overview

The course is meant to provide an introduction to the theory of thermal systems engineering through the study of thermodynamics (first and second laws), property relations including the ideal gas model, power systems and refrigeration systems, dimensional analysis, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, heat exchangers.

Admission requirements

Mathematics and Physics. Vector analysis, differential equations, classical mechanics.

Course contents

Introductory concepts in thermodynamics; first law of thermodynamics; evaluation of state properties; the ideal gas model; second law of thermodynamics; entropy; models of power and refrigeration systems; fluid mechanics; dimensional analysis; heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation; applied heat transfer.

Teaching methods

Lectures are held on the course topics; solutions to selected practical problems are presented

Assessment methods

A combination of written and oral exam

Learning outcomes

Fundamental concepts, definitions and laws of thermodynamics; energy balance application to a system of interest; entropy; models of power and refrigeration systems; basics of fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Readings

[1] R. T. Balmer. Modern Engineering Thermodynamics. Academic Press, Boston, 2011.
[2] E. Fermi. Termodinamica. Boringhieri, Torino, 1958. Lezioni tenute alla Columbia University di New York nel 1936.
[3] F. P. Incropera and D. P. De Witt. Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Wiley, 5th edition, 2002.
[4] M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, B. R. Munson and D. P. DeWitt, Elementi di fisica tecnica per l'ingegneria. MC Graw Hill, 2011.
[5] D. Pnueli and C. Gutfinger. Meccanica dei fluidi. Zanichelli, Bologna, 1995.
[6] M. W. Zemansky. Calore e Termodinamica. Zanichelli, Bologna, 1957.