APPLIED PHYSICS

APPLIED PHYSICS

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Code
60359
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8716 Electrical Engineering (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/10
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Electrical Engineering)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Applied Physics typically includes thermodynamics and heat transfer, whose knowledges are mandatory for a student in industrial engineering. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer are treated according to a practical point of view, with reference to engineering applications, such as production and conversion of energy systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course is aimed at providing basic knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer, with specific attention to cycles, thermal plants,  thermo-fluids, humid air, heat transfer foundations. Theory will be integrated by practical examples.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course is aimed at providing basic knowledge of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer, with specific attention to cycles, thermal plants,  thermo-fluids, humid air, heat transfer foundations. Theory will be integrated by practical examples.

PREREQUISITES

Students are required to have successfully passed the exams of Analisi 1 + Geometria and Fisica Generale before applying for the exam of Fisica Tecnica

Teaching methods

Typically four hours/week for both first and second semester, including theoretical and practical (exercises) lessons.

Interruptions of lessons (if any) will be announced by the teacher well in advance

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Closed and open systems. Thermodynamic state and properties. Temperature and thermometry. Thermodynamic processes. Definition of heat and work. First law of thermodynamics for open and closed systems. Internal energy and enthalpy. Specific heat. Second law of thermodynamics, Kelvin and Clausius definitions. TdS equations. Ideal gas: state equation, properties, fundamental processes. Pure substances: definition, properties, thermodynamic diagrams. Cycles: Carnot, Joule, Otto, Diesel, Rankine, calculation of efficiency. Inverse cycles:  Carnot, two-phase, calculation of efficiency. Thermodynamics of fluids: Bernoulli equation and its applications, pressure drop in pipes. Incompressible and compressible fluids, Hugoniot equation. Thermodynamic properties of humid air. Relative humidity. Mollier diagram. Transformations of moist air. Air conditioning during summer and winter seasons. Heat transfer foundations: conduction, convection and radiation. Thermal-electric analogy: the thermal resistance and the thermal network.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

G.Tanda: “Dispense del Corso Fisica Tecnica ”, http://www.aulaweb.unige.it.

G.Comini: “Lezioni di Termodinamica Applicata”, SGE Padova.

M.J.Moran, H.N.Shapiro, B.R.Munson, D.P.DeWitt. “Elementi di Fisica tecnica per l'ingegneria”, McGraw-Hill

Esercizi:G.Guglielmini, E.Nannei, C.Pisoni: "Problemi di Termodinamica Tecnica e Trasmissione del Calore", ECIG, Genova.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: For explanations, contact the teacher by E-mail (giovanni.tanda@unige.it) to arrange a meeting in his office (via Montallegro 5/4)

Exam Board

GIOVANNI TANDA (President)

ANNALISA MARCHITTO

MARCO FOSSA

MARIO MISALE (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Typically four hours/week for both first and second semester, including theoretical and practical (exercises) lessons.

Interruptions of lessons (if any) will be announced by the teacher well in advance

LESSONS START

Please see the updates at the link to this course in AulaWeb

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination. Two written examination (not mandatory) during the lesson period

Assessment methods

Oral examination consists in answering two questions concerning the two parts of the course. Alumns are also requested to solve a practical exercise similar to those proposed during lessons.

There are two alternative methods to pass the examinations:

1. Two written examinations plus oral examination:

regular students will have the chance to participate to two written examinations throughout the course lessons (typically at the end of each semester), with marks ranging from 0 (not passed) to +3 points. A  cumulative minimum score of 2 points is required for the  access to the oral examination (within the month of September) without solving the practical exercise.

The final mark is given by the sum of the oral examination (from 18 to 30) plus the points obtained during the written examinations exceeding 2.

 (Example: two written examinations passed with marks +2 and +3 (total 5 points), respectively; oral examination evaluated 24/30 points:final mark:  24 + 5 - 2 = 27 points).

 

2.Two written examinations plus oral examination split into two parts

A cumulative minimum score of 2 points obtained for the two written examinations will give the optional opportunity to split the oral examination into two parts: the first one in January-February concerning the first part of the course and the second one, from June to September, concerning the second part of the course. The final mark will be the average of the two separate results plus the points gained during the written examinations, as explained in Section 1.

Dates of oral examinations are visible through the dedicated website; dates of written examinations are communicated during the lessons and in the Aulaweb Section.

 

Please note that, in case of lessons taken online and not in presence, written examinations will not be scheduled and the oral examination will consist in answering two questions concerning the two parts of the course and solving a practical exercise similar to those proposed during lessons.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please verify all the updates in Aulaweb through the link to this course