Engineering Thermodynamics


(Műszaki Termodinamika)

special course in English for MSc students (open for advanced level foreigner BSc students), 2 credits

Year 2014/2015 fall semester: Thursdays 12-14, north building, room 6.53

Neptun code: kv2n9p75


The aim of the course is an overview of thermodynamics with emphasis on engineering/chemical engineering applications and calculations.


Lecturer: Gergely Tóth


Materials to download:

First part of the syllabus (September-October 2014)

Second part of the syllabus (November-December 2014)

A Mollier-plot for the last lecture

Information on the written exams


Topics covered by the course:

Fundamentals and basic concepts of thermodynamics. Mass and general energy balances. Volumetric properties of pure fluids, equations of states (ideal gas, virial, cubic ones). Heat effects, standard heats, second law of thermodynamics and heat engines. Engineering applications. Thermodynamic properties of fluids, diagrams. Thermodynamics of flow processes. Production of power from heat: steam power plant, internal combustion, jet engines, Stirling engine, cycles. Refrigeration: Carnot, vapour-compression, absorption, adsorption, thermo acoustic, other methods, applications and cycles. Heating: heat pumps, combined methods, other methods. Total environmental effects, COP and SPF calculations. Liquefaction processes. Dew point, bubble point and other vapour/liquid equilibrium calculations. Calculations in solution thermodynamics. Chemical reaction equilibrium, rate constant and fuel cell calculations. Liquid/liquid, solid/liquid and solid/vapour equilibria applications and calculations. Thermodynamic analysis of engineering processes.

Book suggested: J.M. Smith, H.C. Van Ness, M.M. Abbott; Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill, New York