Phelma Formation 2022

Thermal machines - 4PMGTHM9

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 5.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 5.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0
    • Written tests 0


    ECTS 0.5


Introduce thermodynamics on constructive and physical basis. Then apply this knowledge to industrial energetic systems.

Contact Pablo RUBIOLO


CHAPTER I Reminder of thermodynamics
I-1- Generalities
I-2- Definitions
I-3- The first principle
I-4- The second principle, Consequences of the second principle
I-5- Thermodynamic functions
I-6- Particular case of perfect gases

CHAPTER II Thermodynamic Diagrams
II-1- Relevance of Thermodynamic Diagrams
II-2- Clapeyron Diagram (P-V)
II-3- Entropic diagram (T-S)
II-4- Enthalpic diagram (H-P)
II-5- Mollier diagram (H-S)

CHAPTER III Ideal Cycles and combustion engines
III-1- Introduction, efficiency
III-2- Steam engines cycles or Carnot cycles (1824)
III-3- Beau de Rochas cycle (1826
III-4- Diesel cycle (1897)
III-5- Exergy

CHAPTER IV Gases and Steam Expansion and compression
IV-1- Expansion without discharge
IV-2- Transformation with discharge: the bicycle pump
IV-3- Levelled expansions

CHAPTER V Gas Turbines
V-1- The different types of gas turbines
V-1 Joule cycle and Brayton cycle
V-2- The internal combustion turbine
V-3- The recycling gas turbine
V-4- Two level-gas turbine expansion
V-5- The external combustion turbine

CHAPTER VI Steam Engine
VI-1- Introduction
VI-2- Diagrams with phase change
VI-4- Diagram with chambers
VI-5- Rankine cycle
VI-6- The Hirn superheating cycle
VI-7- Outlet cycle
VI-8- The counter-pressure cycle

Chapter VII Refrigerators and Heat Pumps
VII-1- Introduction
VII-2- The refrigerator
VII-3- The heat pump
VII-4- The condensing cycle
VII-5- Refrigerant fluids
VII-6- The overheating cycle and subcooling

CHAPTER VIII Secondary circuit of a PWR
VIII -1- Technology choices
VIII -2- Vapor circuit
VIII -3- Water circuit

EXERCICES (about 10)


Basis of thermodynamics


Notation is performed by evaluation of 4 exercices and one project.

12/20 : 4 TDs réalisés en groupes et notés.
8/20 : Projet de groupe (optimisation circuit secondaire de REP)

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 8


Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, McGraw-Hill, 4th edition, 2001