ECAM Engineering Program
Combined Bachelor's / Master's Degree
General Data
Academic program ECAM Engineering Program :
Type d'EC Classes
Lectures : 12h00
Tutorials : 24h00
Personal work 14h00
Total duration : : 36
Status :
Period :
Semester 2
Education language :
General objectives
The general objectives of this course are: a) introduce the basic concepts of thermodynamics and, b) provide guidelines to apply the basic concepts of thermodynamics to practical applications.
Fundamentals of thermodynamics: First law of thermodynamics: definition of energy. The second law of thermodynamics: definition of entropy. Heat and Temperature. Transformations and cycles. Energy balances applied to closed systems.
Equations of state of gases: The ideal gas and its limitations. Real gas.
Open systems: Enthalpy and energy balances of open systems. Application to compressions and expansions of gases.
Thermochemistry of open and closed systems. Elementary stoichiometric balances of combustion processes. From heat of reaction to heating values of fuels. Air/Fuel ratios and real combustion reactions
Application to internal combustion engines: Consequences of the 2nd law on heat engines: the Carnot cycle. Reciprocating engines: the Otto and Diesel cycles. Rotating and jet engines: the Brayton cycle.
Chemistry 1
Y. CENGEL and M. BOLES, 'Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach', 8th edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2014, 1024 pages.
M. J. MORAN, H. N. SHAPIRO, D. D. BOETTNER and M.B. BAILEY, 'Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics', 8th edition, Wiley, 2014, 1056 pages.
Nature Coefficient Observable objectives
1Written exam0.3
2Written exam0.5
3Continuous Assessment0.2