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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

424 - Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

28813 - Thermodynamics and Thermal Technology

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Academic Year:
28813 - Thermodynamics and Thermal Technology
Faculty / School:
175 - Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de La Almunia
424 - Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronic Engineering
Second semester
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5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process designed for this subject is based on the following:
The current subject Thermal engineering and energy technology is conceived as a stand-alone combination of contents, yet organized into three fundamental and complementary forms, which are: the theoretical concepts of each teaching unit, the solving of problems or resolution of questions and laboratory work, at the same time supported by other activities.

5.2. Learning tasks

The programme offered to the student to help them achieve their target results is made up of the following activities...
Involves the active participation of the student, in a way that the results achieved in the learning process are developed, not taking away from those already set out, the activities are the following:

- Face-to-face generic activities:
* Theory Classes.
* Practical Classes.
* Laboratory Workshop.

* Seminars.

- Generic non-class activities:
* Study and understanding of the theory taught in the lectures.
* Understanding and assimilation of the problems and practical cases solved in the practical classes.
* Preparation of seminars, solutions to proposed problems, etc.
* Preparation of laboratory workshops, preparation of summaries and reports.
* Preparation of the written tests for continuous assessment and final exams.

5.3. Syllabus

The program of the subject includes eight topics:


1 Introductory concepts and definitions.

2 Energy and the first law of Thermodynamics.

3 Properties of a pure, simple compressible subtance.

4 Control volume energy analysis.

5 The second law of Thermodynamics and Entropy.

6 Vapor power systems.

7 Refrigeration and heat pump systems.


Some topics discussed in the previous section have associated laboratory practices in this regard. As the topics are developed, these Practices will be presented, both in the classroom and through the Moodle platform.

Following are those practices to be developed in the laboratory that will be carried out by the students in sessions of 2 hours duration.

Practice 1: Heat pump.

Practice 2: Thermal insulation.

Practice 3: Thermohygrometry.


Thermal solar energy. Introduction. Solar Collectors. Elements of an installation. Applications. Calculation of facilities.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The dates of the final exams will be those that are officially published at
The written assessment tests will be related to the following topics:
- Test 1: Topics 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Test 2: Topics 5, 6 and 7.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources


Bibliografía principal:

• Moran, Michael J. Fundamentos de termodinámica técnica / Michael J. Moran Howard N. Shapiro. - 2ª ed. En español Barcelona [etc.]: Reverté, D.L. 2004.

Bibliografía de apoyo:

• Agüera Soriano, José. Termodinámica lógica y motores térmicos / José Agüera Soriano. - 6a. ed. mejorada Madrid: Ciencia 3, D.L. 1999.

• Cengel, Yunus A.. Termodinámica / Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles ; traducción, Víctor Campos Olguín, María Teresa Colli Serrano ; revisión técnica, Luis G. Ríos Casas, Missael Flores Rojas . - 4ª ed. en español Mexico [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, cop. 2003.

• Velasco Callau, María Carmen. Termodinámica técnica / Carmen Velasco Callau, Amaya Martínez Gracia y Tomás Gómez Martín . - 1ª ed. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2010.

• Segura Clavell, José. Termodinámica técnica / Jose Segura Clavell Barcelona [etc.]: Reverté, D. L.1999.

• Mills, Anthony F. Transferencia de calor / Anthony F. Mills; versión en español de Sergio de Régules Ruiz-Funes, con la colaboración técnica de Eduardo Muñoz Tomás y Víctor Hugo del Valle Muñoz Barcelona [etc.]: Irwin, D.L. 1995


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