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Engineering thermodynamics


At the end of this module, students will have acquired the theoretical concepts for
analysing the performance of thermodynamic systems in terms of energy (first law)
and exergy (taking into account both the 1st and the 2nd law. They will be able to explain
the difference between energy and exergy (or mechanized energy).
They will be able to implement these concepts to analyse the performance (quantity
and quality of energy used or produced) of complex industrial facilities.
They will be aware of the existence of methods for studying the profitability of an
investment to save energy and of methods for energy optimization of industrial

Needed prerequisite

Thermodynamics: fundamentals and application to phases equilibria or equivalent.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...