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Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students apply the basic laws of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics to electrical engineering problems. They are, furthermore, capable of comprehending processes related to energy conversion and can calculate key technical figures.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Mechanics and Thermodynamics

course contents

Cycle processes of thermodynamics make up the basic principle of many energy-conversion processes as these are systematically introduced and depicted in regard to their energy-engineering application by means of thermal machines. Special significance is assigned to the water-steam cycle. The mechanisms of thermal transfer and their technical usage represent further aspects. The variables and methods of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics are explained in regard to the description of hydroelectric-power plants and applied based on examples.

recommended or required reading

Cerbe G.; Wilhelms G.: Technische Thermodynamik, 17. Auflage, Carl Hanser, 2013
Bohl W.: Technische Strömungslehre, 15. Auflage, Vogel Business Media, 2014

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, study-accompanying homework

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


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year of study


recommended optional program components

Not specified

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable