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Advanced Diploma in Engineering Thermodynamics

This free online course explores thermodynamics and its applications for solving a range of engineering problems.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online course features a range of topics designed to explain how thermodynamics can be implemented to effectively solve engineering problems. The course explains basic concepts such as systems and state postulates, specific heat and gravity, and temperature and pressure scale. Through questions and illustrations, you will learn about the theories and practices of this technology and its applications in industrial machinery.
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

In this free online course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the science of thermodynamics. You will learn about its technologies, applications and benefits.

The course begins by explaining some basic concepts associated with thermodynamics, such as systems and state postulates, specific heat and gravity, temperature and pressure scale, equilibrium and processes. Energy and efficiency of machines are analyzed, as well as the equations of state and the working principles of heat engines. In addition, you will learn about the principles of Entropy and Exergy.

The following part of the course focuses on power cycles, processes associated with gas power cycles and vapour power cycles. Finally, you will explore thermodynamic property relations and chemical reactions. This course will be of interest to students studying science and engineering courses. It will also be beneficial to those working in the industrial sector, as well as those seeking employment in this area. Start this course today and learn more about engineering thermodynamics.

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Modules

Energy and Energy Transfer

Properties of Pure Substances

Energy Analysis of Closed Systems

Energy Analysis of Open Systems

Second Law of Thermodynamics

Entropy and Exergy Analysis

Power and Refrigeration Cycles

Thermodynamic Property Relations and Chemical Reactions

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Describe the basic concepts of systems and states
  • Illustrate property diagrams of pure substances
  • Solve energy balance problems associated with closed systems
  • Discuss the principles of conservation of mass
  • Determine mass and energy balance for steady flow processes
  • Distinguish between reversible and irreversible processes
  • Explain the working principles of the Carnot cycle
  • Define the principles of Entropy and Exergy
  • Outline the applications of exergy in various systems
  • Evaluate the performance of a gas power cycle
  • Examine problems associated with gas power cycles
  • Describe the entropic relations of an ideal gas
  • Derive common thermodynamic relations

Certification

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