Course Information

SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorZisis Samaras
Course ID20000339

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 130
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Courses belonging to the selected specialization845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other845
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other845

Class Information

Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim and objective of this course is the close examination of topics of particular interest to mechanical engineers. The development and the approach are based on specific considerations which pay particular attention to the application of thermodynamic principles on specific technical problems An introductory discussion of equilibrium is given before the development of the topic of reaction dynamics, and of combustion in particular, since it is the most important process in the operation of thermal internal combustion engines, of gas turbines, of boilers, of rocket propellants, and several other energy installations. Τhe main scope is the exploitation/improvement of fuel chemical energy and the control of incomplete combustion products After the course, the student might have integrated approaches of the principles and of applications of Thermodynamics in the science of Mechanical Engineer, based on examples and specific applications. Further, she/he might have acquired all the knowledge necessary for further developments and amendments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Equilibrium thermodynamics. Functions of Gibbs and Helmholtz. Thermodynamic properties of systems of constant chemical composition, ideal gases and mixtures. Thermodynamic properties of gaseous systems of variable composition. Chemical potential and chemical equilibrium, chemical reactions, combustion, dissociation, frozen flow and equilibrium flow, thermodynamics of special systems (e.g. fuel cells), equilibrium of ideal solutions (laws of Raoult and Henry), elements of chemical kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.
Equilibrium, systems of constant and variable chemical composition, Chemical potential and chemical equilibrium, combustion, dissociation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Electronic contact with students for questions and other problems
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadTotal hours of student effort for the semester. Includes lectures, labs, field etc.ECTSThe credit units (ECTS) of the respective teaching activity. Each unit correponds to 30 hours of student workload.IndividualFor the learning activity cooperation between students is not requisiteTeamworkFor the learning activity the students cooperate in teamsErasmusThe learning activity is available to students of exchange programmes
Reading Assigment50.2
Student Assessment
With written exams: one at the 2/3 of the semester and one at the exam period
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (SummativeSummative assessment refers to the assessment of the learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular time.)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (SummativeSummative assessment refers to the assessment of the learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular time.)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (FormativeFormative assessment is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures employed by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment., SummativeSummative assessment refers to the assessment of the learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular time.)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Benson, H.S., 2. Cengel, Y.A., and Boles, M.A., Θερμοδυναμική για Μηχανικούς, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα
Additional bibliography for study
1. Gyftopoulos,E.P., and Beretta, G.P., Θερμοδυναμική. Θεμελιώδεις αρχές και εφαρμογές, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα. 2. Abbott, Μ.Μ and Van Ness, H.C., Θερμοδυναμική, ΕΣΠΙ Εκδοτική 3. Howell, J.R and Buckius, R.O, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill. 4. Winterbone, D.E., and Turan, A., Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Butterworth-Heinemann
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