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Course Unit Code361-0301/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KAD15doc. Ing. Zdeněk Kadlec, Ph.D.
In the course, students will learn about thermodynamics of gases, thermal balance calculations and basics of heat transfer. The course is focused on practical applications such as heat machines, compressors, heat exchangers, etc. The acquired knowledge is a prerequisite for understanding the nature of economical heat recovery, its distribution and transformation to mechanical work. Acquired information is indispensable in a number of technical fields such as power generation, heating, automotive, construction, metallurgy, renewable resources, etc.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students get acquainted with details of gas thermodynamics, and they acquire some knowledge concerning issues of heat transfer. This knowledge is a prerequisite for deeper understanding of problems regarding efficient generation, transformation, and distribution of thermal energy.
Course Contents
- I. law of thermodynamics.
- Basic laws and equations of state of ideal gas.
- Reversible changes of ideal gas.
- Thermal cycles of direct and reversed. II. law of thermodynamics.
- Vapors. Clapeyron-Clausius equation.
- Humid air and damp technical gases.
- Types of thermal energy transfer.
- Steady state conduction and heat transfer.
- Unsteady state heat conduction.
- Heat exchange by convection - convection out change of state, convection during change of state.
- Radiation heat transfer- radiation in closed systém, radiation in opened system, view factor.
- Thermal screening.
- Heat exchangers.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
MORAN, M.J.; Shapiro, H.N. Fundamental of Engineering Thermodynamics. 2.vyd.
New York : John Wiey & Sons, Inc., 1992. ISBN 0471076813.
KADLEC, Z.: Termomechanika, návody do cvičení. 1.vyd.Ostrava:VŠB-TU,2002. 97 s.
HLOUŠEK, J. A KOL.: Termomechanika. 1.vyd. Brno: VUT, 1992, 297 s.
ISBN 80-214-0387-X.
Recommended Reading:
JÍLEK, M.: Thermomechanics, 3.vyd. Praha: ČVUT, 2011,176 s. ISBN 978-80-01-04750-7
JÍLEK, M.: Exercises and Labs in Thermomechanics, 3.vyd. Praha: ČVUT, 2012,138 s. ISBN 978-80-01-05086-6
NOŽIČKA, J.: Termomechanika. 1.vyd. Praha: ČVUT,1998,179 s.ISBN 80-01-01836-9
MORAN, M.J.; Shapiro, H.N. Fundamental of Engineering Thermodynamics. 2.vyd.
New York : John Wiey & Sons, Inc., 1992. ISBN 0471076813.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit32 16
        ExaminationExamination68 35