Special Topics in Thermodynamics

Course Information
TitleΕμβάθυνση στη Θερμοδυναμική / Special Topics in Thermodynamics
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000770

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Ioannis Gkaragkounis
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ETH3 Applied Thermodynamics I
  • ETH4 Applied Thermodynamics II
Learning Outcomes
Students attending this Cource will: • be introduced to the basic concepts of Thermodynamics via the stability and equilibrium of systems • be introduced to the concept of Energy via the rules of Kinematics and Dynamics of Classic Physics • understand the concepts of Adiabatic Avaiabilitym Available Energy, Entropy and Absolute Temperature • learn the design of processes with the use of Energy-Entropy Diagrams
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Kinematics and Dynamics. Energy. Stability of Equilibrium. Adiabatic Availability. Available Energy. Entropy. Stable Equilibrium State Principle. Temperature. Total Potentials. Pressure. Work and Heat. Energy versus Entropy Graphs.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Smith, Van Ness and Abbott: “ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΡΜΟΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ”, 2) E. Gyftopoulos & G. Beretta “Thermodynamics: Foundations and Applications”
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