[ 281MEMBGTDV20 ] VL Fundamentals of Thermofluiddynamics

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4,5 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Mechatronics Philipp Gittler 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechatronics 2022W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, students will be able to

  • formulate thermal and caloric equations of state of fluids,
  • apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to closed and open systems,
  • calculate cyclic processes,
  • explain the fundamentals of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics,
  • calculate basic heat transfer problems,
  • apply the integral equations of mass-, momentum- and energy conservation to geometrically simple problems,
  • apply the extended equation of Bernoulli to basic flow problems,
  • explain the fundamentals of viscous flow laws,
  • describe the difference between laminar and turbulent pipe flows and its impact on pressure losses,
  • reproduce fundamentals of compressible subsonic and supersonic flows.

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the mentioned topics is comparable to the level of the textbooks: Schneider, Repetitorium Thermodynamik, Oldenburg 1996 und Zierep, Bühler, Grundzüge der Strömungslehre, Springer 2013.

  • Basic ideas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • First and second principle of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, irreversible processes
  • Conductive and convective heat transport
  • Incompressible and compressible flows (filament of flow theory)
  • Flow behaviour of Newtonian fluids
  • Laminar and turbulent pipe flow
Criteria for evaluation Written and/or oral examination
Methods Lecture by means of a script
Language German
Study material
  • W. Schneider: Repetitorium Thermodynamik, Oldenburg Verlag, 1996.
  • H. Herwig, C.H. Kautz: Technische Thermodynamik, Paerson 2007.
  • F. Bosnjakovic: Technische Thermodynamik, Steinkopff Verlag, 1988.
  • A. Kluwick: Grundlagen der Strömungslehre, Skripten der TU-Wien, 1996.
  • J. Zierep, K. Bühler: Grundzüge der Strömungslehre, Springer, 2013.
  • E. Becker, E. Piltz: Technische Strömungslehre, Teubner,1993.
Changing subject? No
Further information Accompanying tutorial course
Corresponding lecture (*)MEBPBVOGDTD: VO Grundzüge der Thermofluiddynamik (4,5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence