Postgraduate Course: Thermodynamics for Energy Systems (MSc) (PGEE10030)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will consider advanced applications of thermodynamics in a range of engineering contexts. Topics covered will include advanced power cycles, psychrometry and an introduction to combustion.
- Introduction to exergy
- Thermodynamic cycles for power plants and other engineering applications
- Ideal gas mixtures and psychrometry (simple gas/vapour mixture models)
- Combustion and gasification
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Thermodynamics (Mechanical) 4 (MECE10012)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a deeper understanding of the significance of the First and Second Laws and be able to apply them to relevant engineering systems (e.g. power plants and refrigeration systems);
- Understand the division of energy into available and unavailable energy, that degradation of energy occurs in energy processes, and carry out second law analyses of simple plant;
- Carry out calculations on power cycles, heat pumps and combined heat and power plants and recognise the good, the bad and the impossible in energy systems;
|No book required, but texts that can be referred to include:|
Borgnakke and Sonntag, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Wiley.
Cengel and Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, McGraw Hill.
Moran & Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Wiley.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud
Tel: (0131 6)50 7444
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562