Faculties and centres
This course is placed in the third year of the bachelor degree. Previously, the student has acquired knowledge in courses on (i) macroscopic mass and energy balances and fluid flow operations, and (ii) in thermodynamic fundamentals. This subject of Heat Engineering is divided in two main parts. The first one deals with the fundamentals of heat transfer mechanisms and description and operation of the equipments and processes whose operation is determined by the transport of such property. The second part deals with technical thermodynamics, based on heat conversion into mechanical power systems (fuels, power plants, alternative engines, refrigeration systems). It is a subject in which the student training is conducted by lectures, practical problems and computer group tutorials and visits; moreover, such training is extended and reinforced with practical laboratory course Experimentation in Chemical Engineering I.
To take this course, it is highly recommended that the students have previous skills in Mass and Energy Balances, Fluid Flow and Fundamentals in Thermodynamics and Chemistry.
Specific Competences (CE)
Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)
UA Basic Transversal Competences
Regulated Professional Competences
At the end of the course the student should have knowledge and skills to solve power heat transfer steady state involving one or more transport mechanisms (conduction, convection, radiation). Also how to apply to equipment and facilities where the energy transport takes place: heat exchangers, evaporators, direct-fired furnaces, cooling systems, etc ...
The student should have also knowledge in fuels for power production for all the systems (industry, transport, municipalities), with critical applyance according to its fossil or renewable origin. The knowledge includes the technical aspects (chemistry, ignition, environmental, etc) and economic and social aspects.
Finally, it is also objective to get skills in Energy conversion systems.