At the end of the course, students are expected to have a global view on the issues addressed by the Energy and Manufacturing divisions of the Department. Students obtain a certain overview of various technologies, in order to have an overview during the practice as Mechanical Engineers, independent for their choice of Division and specialisation courses.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Energy carriers: Primary, secondary, useful energy, energy losses. Terminology, definitions. Heat production and storage systems: Generation of hot water and steam in boilers. Heat pumps, cooling machines.
Internal Combustion Engines: IC engine classification, engine components and terminology, engine maps. Sizing and use of IC engines in conventional and hybrid propulsion systems.
Introduction to Turbomachinery, typical layouts. relative motion of blading, efficiency and degree of reaction. phase changes in turbomachinery, cavitation.. Turbomachinery maps and characteristics, dimensional analysis. Operation of multi - component turbomachinery networks. Axial, Radial and Mixed flow machines.
Machine Tool Classification for cutting and shaping. Transportation and lifting devices. Physical Process devices. Power transmission systems.