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
Second part of the syllabus (November-December
for the last lecture
Information on the written exams
Topics covered by the course:
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