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Course MV-TD-86050-K-4

Thermodynamics I (2V+2U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP 94 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
2 U Lecture hall exercise class 28 h
(2V+2U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Thermodynamic system, open and closed, temperature, heat, work
  • 1st law of thermodynamics, energy enthalpy
  • Simple thermal and caloric equations of state of pure fluids: ideal gas, fluid with constant density
  • Properties of pure substances: p,T-diagram, p,v-diagram, p,h-diagram
  • Thermodynamics of fluid process components and machines (turbines, compressors, pumps, nozzles, throttles)
  • Cyclic processes
  • Heat engines, refrigeration engines, heat pumps, efficiency, coefficient of performance.
  • 2nd law of thermodynamics
  • Reversibe and ireversible processes
  • Entropy
  • T,s-diagram und h,s-diagramm

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lectures

The students are able to describe and discuss the:

  • basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • methods of thermodynamics
  • laws of thermodynamics
  • thermodynamic properties of pure substances

2. Excercises

The students are able to apply the learning outcomes of the lecture to solve thermodynamic problems

For Bachelor's teaching profession for vocational schools in metal technology:.

Students understand the essentials of thermodynamics and its application in technology, especially in areas important for vocational schools and master its basic methodology.


  • P. Stephan, K. Schaber, K. Stephan, F. Mayinger: Thermodynamik, Band 1 Einstoffsysteme; 16. Auflage, Springer, Berlin, 2006.
  • M. M. Abbott, H. C. van Ness: Thermodynamik, Theorie und Anwendungen; McGraw-Hill, Hamburg, 1987.
  • H. D. Baehr, S. Kabelac: Thermodynamik; 13. Auflage, Springer, Berlin, 2006.


Blackboard/projector, supplementary sheets

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TD-86050-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-MEMT-5-M-6] Grundlagen der Energietechnik P: Obligatory 2V+2U, 5.0 LP
[MV-TD-18-M-4] Thermodynamics I P: Obligatory 2V+2U, 5.0 LP