(Created 2010-07-25.)

THERMODYNAMICS AND FLUID MECHANICS, BASIC COURSE | MMVA01 |

**Aim**

The purpose of the course is that that the student should achieve basic knowledge and skills in technical (engineering) thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to define and/or clarify in short certain basic concepts, principles and phenomena in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
- be able to describe shortly and generally formulate the basic relations considering properties of pure substances, mass and energy conservation, entropy generation and momentum balance, with a basic understanding of their limitations and applicability
- be able to account for and derive certain technical important relations, from basic relations, within the scope of the subject

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to demonstrate a good engineering handling practice of property tables and diagrams and to be able to solve, in a systematic manner, basic energy- and fluid-related problems
- be able to shortly describe, clarify and analyse certain thermodynamic processes of technical importance
- be able to apply control volume analysis to the balances of mass, energy and linear momentum, for stationary flow with homogeneous in- and outlets
- be able to accomplish a basic fluid mechanical analysis of single pipe systems at stationary incompressible flow conditions

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to produce communication on problem-solving, in written, that is well-structured and illustrative, with clear references to external sources, attention to limitations and accuracy, and which demonstrate understanding of the subject

**Contents**

Basic concepts of thermodynamics such as temperature, heat, work, energy, entropy, and the basic laws of thermodynamics (primarily the first and second), including applications; properties of pure substances; thermodynamic properties; property diagrams; basic thermodynamic relations. Basic concepts of fluid mechanics; the continuity equation; the Navier-Stokes equations; the extended Bernoulli equation (the energy equation); the linear momentum equation; similarity laws; flow around bodies; laminar och turbulent pipe flow.

**Literature**

Çengel, Y. A., Turner, R. H. & Cimbala, J. M.: Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Third Edition in SI Units. McGraw-Hill 2008. ISBN: 978-007-126631-4.

Eriksson, D. & Norberg, C.: Kompendium i grundläggande strömningslära (in Swedish), Energivetenskaper, LTH 2006.