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Course unit
IN03109444, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0518, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUISA ROSSETTO ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 3.0
Core courses ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROSSETTO LUISA (Presidente)
DIANI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)
9 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ROSSETTO LUISA (Presidente)
DIANI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)

Prerequisites: The first and the second law of thermodynamics. Vapor and gas power cycles. Heat pump and refrigeration cycles.Fundamental mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, natural and forced convection, thermal radiation.
Target skills and knowledge: The course covers fundamental aspects and industrial applications of heat transfer and thermodynamics. The student should achieve:
Ability to rate and design heat exchangers.
Knowledge of heat transfer and mass transfer processes with humid air.
Knowledge of fundamentals of gas dynamics.
Examination methods: Written test: problem and theory
Final mark: 50% problem, 50% theory (written test)
Experimental work in laboratory: 1/30
Assessment criteria: Ability to rate and design heat exchangers.
Knowledge of the topics presented during the course
Course unit contents: Linde cycle (4 hours)
Thermodynamics of moist air: definitions and properties, psychrometric charts, adiabatic mixing, heating, cooling, humidification, air conditioning, water cooling towers, compressed air dehumidification (18 hours).
Fundamentals of gas dynamics: sonic velocity, Mach number, isentropic flow in varying-area channels, subsonic and supersonic nozzles and diffusers, normal and oblique shocks, adiabatic flow with friction in constant area ducts (Fanno flow), flow with heat transfer in constant area ducts (Rayleigh flow) (18 hours).
Liquid and gas flow in mini, micro and macrochannels: heat transfer and pressure drop (5 hours).
Heat transfer with phase change: pressure drop with gas-liquid two phase flow; condensation at low and high velocities of pure vapours, inside and outside tubes; nucleate boiling and critical heat flux, forced convection vaporisation (8 hours).
Thermal and hydraulic rate and design of heat exchangers: shell-and-tube, plate-and-frame, air-cooled, plate-fin gas-gas, condensers, boilers and evaporators (16 hours).
Heat transfer from combustion gases.
Problems in unsteady condition (3 ore).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures based on handouts (lecture notes) previously provided to students.
The student can perform experimental work in laboratory (2 hours): measurement of heat transfer coefficients during forced convection flow in a plate heat exchanger.
E' previsto l'utilizzo del programma REFPROP e miniREFPROP.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.
Lecture notes available on (
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C. Bonacina, A. Cavallini, L. Mattarolo, Trasmissione del Calore. Padova: Cleup, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Cavallini, L. Mattarolo, Termodinamica Applicata. Padova: Cleup, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Cavallini, M. Sovrano, S. Mancin, L. Rossetto, Elementi di Gasdinamica. Padova: Edizioni Progetto Padova, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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