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1. General information
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Lecturer: ANGEL RAMOS DIEZMA - Group(s): 20 
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2. Pre-Requisites

The subject requires that students have certain prior knowledge to achieve the objectives of it. Among these previous acknowledgments, we can highlight, mainly, those related to the principles of thermodynamics and modes of heat transmission, both taught in the previous subject of Technical Thermodynamics. Students must also master aspects related to solving mathematical problems in engineering and basic concepts of fluid mechanics and general chemistry. Consequently, it is recommended that students have consolidated the knowledge taught in Fluid Physics, Physics and Chemistry.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

It is a compulsory subject that responds to a competence of the Specific Technology (Mechanical) module, such as Applied Knowledge of Thermal Engineering. This competence is included in the Ministerial Order CIN / 351/2009, of 9 February, which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university qualifications that qualify for the exercise of the profession of Industrial Technical Engineer. In relation to other subjects of the Degree, there are electives in the fourth year (both in the Energy Techniques mention and in the mention of Machines), corresponding to the module of Optatividad, which need the knowledge that is taught in the subject Thermal Engineering. Between these they emphasize Thermal Machines (both mentions), Technologies of the Generation and Management of the Energy (mention Techniques Energetics) and Technology of the Combustion (mention Techniques Energetics). In addition, in the Master in Industrial Engineering, already implemented in the E.T.S. of Industrial Engineers of Ciudad Real, the Industrial Cold subject is taught, which also requires the knowledge acquired in this subject.

Finally, the value that the Thermal Engineering course has in the student's future professional is undoubted. The vast majority of the mechanical and electrical energy consumed is obtained through thermo-mechanical type transformations, based on the chemical energy contained in fuels, whether solid, liquid or gaseous, and using a combustion process. In addition, in the program of the subject also addresses this energy transformation in another direction, including the processes that occur refrigeration and air conditioning facilities. It also describes the characteristics of the equipment in which these transformations take place, of undoubted practical application for the student.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A02 To know how to apply knowledge to work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated by the formulation and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems in the field of study.
A03 To have the capability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within the area of study) to make judgements that include a reflection on themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
A04 To be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized audience.
A05 To have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake subsequent studies with a greater degree of autonomy.
A08 Appropriate level of oral and written communication.
A12 Knowledge of basic materials and technologies that assist the learning of new methods and theories and enable versatility to adapt to new situations.
A13 Ability to take the initiative to solve problems, take decisions, creativity, critical reasoning and ability to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in Mechanical Engineering.
A14 Knowledge to undertake measurements, calculations, evaluations, appraisals, studies, give expert opinions, reports, work plans and similar tasks.
D03 Applied knowledge of thermal engineering
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Know the theoretical bases of processes, the substances used, elements available and basic principles of the functioning of the main technologies for the production and exploitation of thermal energy
Additional outcomes
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Basic concepts in thermal engineering
  • Unit 2: Heat exchangers
  • Unit 3: Positive displacement thermal machines
  • Unit 4: Thermal energy production using fuels
  • Unit 5: Equipment for the use of thermal energy
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures 1.2 30 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities 0.4 10 Y Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study 3.6 90 N N
Formative Assessment [ON-SITE] Assessment tests 0.2 5 Y Y
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Combination of methods 0.6 15 N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 30.00% 30.00% Three practical assistance sessions and mandatory memory delivery. It will be valued the delivery of the same in time and form and the correct answer to the questions raised
Final test 0.00% 70.00% There will be a final test corresponding to the ordinary call. Said test will be composed of the following sections: · First part: evaluation of theoretical knowledge, including those taught in practices, and their correct assimilation. It will use test questions and / or short questions to develop. · Second part: application of knowledge and concepts to problem solving, with the help of a form and calculator. The qualification will take into account both the numerical result and the resolution procedure and the justification given. To pass the subject it is necessary to have a total score (practices + test) equal to or greater than 5 points (out of 10).
Mid-term tests 70.00% 0.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    First part: evaluation of theoretical knowledge, including those taught in practices, and their correct assimilation. It will use test questions and / or short questions to develop. · Second part: application of knowledge and concepts to problem solving, with the help of a form and calculator. The qualification will take into account both the numerical result and the resolution procedure and the justification
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The same as the final exam
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same as the final exam
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 30
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 15
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90
Formative Assessment [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 10

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
DESANTES, J.M.; LAPUERTA, M Fundamentos de combustión Serv. Publ. UPV 1991  
ELVERS, B Handbook of Fuels Wiley-VCH 2008  
FERGUSON, C.R.: KIRKPATRICK, A.T Internal Combustion Engines: Applied Thermoscience John Wiley & Sons 2004  
GLASSMAN, I Combustion Academic Press 2008  
GOSSE, J Technical Guide to Thermal Processes Cambridge University Press 1986  
GUPTA, J.P Working with Heat Exchangers. Questions and answers Hemisphere 1990  
HERNÁNDEZ, J.J., RODRÍGUEZ, J., SANZ, J Trasmisión de Calor para Ingenieros Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 2010  
KREITH, F. The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering Springer-Verlag 2000  
LAPUERTA, M. ARMAS, O Frío Industrial y Aire Acondicionado Servicio de Publicaciones de la E.T.S.I. Industriales de Ciudad Real 2010  
LAPUERTA, M., HERNANDEZ, J.J Tecnologías de la combustión Ed. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 1998  

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