Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGrigorios Koltsakis
Course ID20000288

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 253
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course636

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students are expected to have a global view on the issues addressed by the Energy and divisions of the Department regarding energy systems. They will have obtained an overview of the fundamentals and of the most widely spread technologies, including boilers and chillers, internal combustion engines and turbomachinery, needed either as an entry level for the students that will follow the Energy Division or as a mainstay for those following the other divisions.
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 an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
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.
Thermal processes, Internal Combustion Engines, Turbomachinery
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μηχανές Εσωτερικής Καύσης. Εισαγωγή στη Λειτουργία και τη Χρήση, Ν. Κυριάκης, Εκδόσεις Σοφία 2006 Βασικές Αρχές Στροβιλομηχανών, Α.Γούλας Καυστήρες-Λέβητες, Κωνσταντίνος Πασπαλάς, Εκδόσεις ΣΜΗΒΕ, 2001
Additional bibliography for study
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