KVM091 - Thermodynamics
| Syllabus adopted 2015-02-09 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
|Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
|Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Teaching language: Swedish
24 Oct 2016 pm H,
21 Dec 2016 am M,
16 Aug 2017 pm SB
TKKEF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 2 (compulsory)
TKKMT CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 2 (compulsory)
TKTEM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Year 2 (compulsory)
Professor Lennart Vamling
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Eligibility:In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.
Course specific prerequisites
Basic chemisty, analysis and linear algebra.
The aims with the course are to provide
- a theoretical basis for and experience in using thermodynamic tools and models, based on the first years s chemistry course.
- the thermodynamic basis for analysis and description of chemical and energy engineering processes.
Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)
Describe the ideal gas model and be able to use the
thermal velocity and
speed distributions in order to
calculate different averages.
molecular (microscopic) understanding of the concept
of entropy, be able to
explain why thermodynamic processes
are spontaneous and to calculate the
entropy of a substance
from heat capacity data and phase transition
Derive general relations for closed systems starting from
laws of thermodynamics and use these in order to calculate
state functions for condensed phases, ideal
and real gases and simple phase
Be able to use thermodynamic relations, tables and diagrams
as well as the laws of thermodynamics for analysis of and calculations for both
open and closed systems.
Be familiar with and be able to carry out
calculations for standard cycles for conversion from work and heat and vice
Be able to use the concept efficiency for cycles as well as for
some cycle components.
Be familiar with the concept equation-of-state and
be able to use it for calculating changes of state.
Master the concept
phase equilibrium for pure substances as well as for mixtures and be able to
apply it in simpler cases.
Be able to calculate activity coefficients for
binary mixtures from experimental data, to calculate
in state functions when mixing two components, and be able to use simple
activity factor models.
Calculate the equilibrium constant for a chemical
data in thermodynamic tables and be able to use the
to draw conclusions about the extent of reaction and
composition at equilibrium.
The laws of thermodynamics, energy balances, entropy and entropy balances, the
Carnot cycle, thermodynamics for important energy conversion processes (the
Rankine cycle, the refrigeration cycle, and combustion engines including gas
turbines), equations of state and their use, gas-liquid equilibrium for pure
fluids as well as for mixtures, activity factor models and thermodynamics for
The course consists of lectures, tutorials, a project and laboratory work.
Computer calculations are an important part of the project. They are mainly
carried out under supervision. The course is given in collaboration between
Physical Chemistry at the Department for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and
Industrial Energy Systems and Technologies at the Department for Energy and Environment.
Elliott, J.R.; Lira C.T., Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics ,
Prentice Hall, 2nd ed.
P. Atkins, L. Jones, Chemical Principles,
Written examination. Completed and approved project and laboratory work.