Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAgis Papadopoulos
Course ID20000345

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 107
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other745
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other745

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
It is highly recommended that students have taken courses in Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Learning Outcomes
By accomplishing this course, students will be able to understand the fundamentals of physical and more specifically thermal processes. They will further be in the position to understand the principles of heat exchangers, both simple ones (single phase ones) and special ones like evaporators. They will be able to study the various types of heat exchangers and boilers used in industrial and building applications and they will have learned how to perform a detailed design study of heat exchangers according to ΕΝ standards. Finally, they will be able to perform the analysis of processes in industry and the tertiary sector, by applying the energy audits methods in accordance to international standards and eventually to determin cost-optimal interventions to improve the energy efficiency in those processes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to mechanical and thermal processes. Principles of heat transfer (conduction, convection in steady state conditions) and of thermodynamics in single-phase heat exchangers. Heat exchangers: description, classification, standardization. Specific applications: Evaporators. Hot water and steam boilers: description, dimensioning, fuel consumption, efficiency. Boilers' efficiency: reduction of losses, optimization of operation and of efficiency. Energy efficiency in processes: Energy audits, baseline analysis, KPIs and benchmarking. Standards and regulations
Thermal Processes, Boilers and Heat Exchangers, Energy Efficiency in processes and audits
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
PC and projector use. Communication by means of e-learning platform and e-mails.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment230.8
Written assigments100.3
Student Assessment
Coursework and written exams as announced in the course's page and in class. Coursework accounts for 20% of the final mark and is compulsory.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κωνσταντίνος Γ. Πασπαλάς, Εναλλάκτες θερμότητας, Εκδ. Τζιόλα, 2013, ISBN 978-960-418-439-2
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος. Heat Transfer Enhancement of Heat Exchangers, Editors: S. Kakaç, A. E. Bergles, F. Mayinger, H. Yüncü, ISBN: 978-94-015-9159-1 (Online)
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