- Introduce the approach often known as the “thermodynamics of irreversible processes” which focuses on transfer phenomena related, naturally, to energy, but also to mass.
- Ensure a better understanding of the behaviour of common fluids (known as Newtonian). Emphasis is therefore placed on the various qualitative aspects of the properties of fluids and their behaviour (compressibility, turbulence, cavitation, boundary layer, slipstreams, etc.), some fundamental physical phenomena (wave propagation, turbulences) that can be deduced from general laws;
- Ensure a better understanding of physical phenomena brought into play in energy exchanges: conduction, radiation, convection;
- Apply the corresponding equations through appropriate methods in order to apprehend the dimensioning and functioning of energy devices.
Programme: Importance is attached to knowledge of physical phenomena and the equations whereby they are governed (not by their literal aspect but through interpretation of the quantities they represent). Theoretical developments are therefore limited, leaving two thirds of the course to practical implementation of the knowledge acquired.
The time allocated to the course is divided between three distinct, complementary activities, each of which involves approximately the same amount of time: lectures, practical work and projects.
Last Modification : Sunday 12 December 2010