Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Papakostas
Course ID20000374

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 28
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Courses belonging to the selected specialization955

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Learning of: a) The history of heating technology b) The methodology for calculating of the desigh heatload in buildings c) The methodologies of calculating and design of various heating systems d) The procedure of calculating the energy consumption in heating systems e) The elaboration of design study of heating installation in buildings Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to calculate and design central heating installations in buildings and to estimate the energy consumption of heating systems
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. History of heating systems. Design heat load calculations. Central heating systems. Hydronic heating systems design. Heat pump systems. District heating. Pipe sizing. Equipment (heating emitters, boilers, pumps, expansion tanks, valves) selection and sizing. Control of heating systems. Calculation of energy use for space heating.
Heating load, Heating systems, Heat pumps, District heating, Heating systems equipment, Energy use for heating
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of optical material (projection of the lectures on a screen with the use of PC and projector) Communication with the students with e-mail
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Student Assessment
a. Evaluation of a project concerning the calculation and complete design of a central heating installation in a building b Written exams (theory and practical problems)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ.Γ. Βραχόπουλος, Αναλυτική προσέγγιση κεντρικών θερμάνσεων, Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη, Αθήνα, ISBN:960-351-487-X
Additional bibliography for study
Κ. Τ. Παπακώστας, Σημειώσεις για το μάθημα Θέρμανση, (σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή, αναρτημένες στην ιστοσελίδα του μαθήματος)
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