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Applied physics ( 5 CFU )
Prof. Sara Rainieri
     Tel. 0521-905857 - Fax. 0521-905705           E-mail. sara@me.unipr.it

To introduce the students to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and fluid flow applied to the analysis of the transformation of energy (thermal and mechanical) and of the transfer of thermal energy.

Thermodynamics. Definitions: systems and properties. Units (SI). Closed and open systems. Forms of energy. First Law. Second law. Entropy. Irreversibility. Closed systems: conservation of mass, conservation of energy. Open systems: definitions, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, steady and transient processes. Properties of pure substances, equilibrium diagrams (p,v) (p,T). Incompressible substances and their properties. Vapours: quality and other properties. Ideal gas. Vapor power cycles: Rankine cycle, ideal cycle, reheat. Refrigeration vapour cycle. Coefficient of performance. Thermodynamic efficiency. Simple multicomponents systems. Ideal gases mixtures. Mixtures of air and water vapour. Thermodinamic properties of humid air: specific and absolute humidity, specific entalphy. Psicrometric chart. Dew point temperature. Dry and wet bulb temperature. Psicrometer.

Fluid flow: Physical aspect of the fluid flow. Coefficient of viscosity. Laminar and turbulent flow. Boundary layer. Reynolds number. Fluid flow in pipes. Integral equations Energy bilance equation. Bernoulli equation. Friction losses. Velocity and mass flow rate measurements in fluids. Compressible fluids. Mach number.

Heat transfer: Conduction. Fourier law. Steady state conduction. Electrical analogy. Convection. Dimensional analysis. Thermal boundary layer. Forced, natural and mixed convection. Thermal radiation. Definitions. Laws of thermal radiation: Plack's law, Stefan-Boltzmann law. View factor. Applicaions to thermal radiation heat transfer between black and grey surfaces. Overall heat transfer coefficient.

Attività d'esercitazione
Exercises: In order to make the students develop an analytical and problem-solving skill, part of the course is focused on exercises where the conceptual principles find practical application.

Modalità d'esame
Written and oral examination.

Basic knowledge of General Physics and applied Mathematics

Testi consigliati
A. COCCHI: "Elementi di termofisica generale e applicata", Società Ed. Esculapio, Bologna, 1990.
G. Cammarata: “Fisica Tecnica Ambientale”, McGraw-Hill

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