t.BA.XX.FTH2.19HS (Thermodynamics) 
Module: Thermodynamics
This information was generated on: 10 August 2022
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Version: 2.0 start 01 February 2020

Short description

In the Thermodynamics module of the Fluid- and Thermodynamics (FTH) series, students learn the basics of thermodynamics at UAS Bachelor level. The overall goal is to understand the changes of state of gases in technical processes.

Module coordinator

Tillenkamp, Frank (till)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the Ideal Gas Law, the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, important changes of state and circular processes F K1
The students can represent and explain the important changes of state and circular processes in the state diagrams. F, M K2
They analyse simple plants and plant components and can perform calculations such as the determination of status points and efficiencies. F, M K3

Module contents

Contents of the lecture and exercises:
- Equation of state of the ideal gas
- 1. principal theorem for closed and open systems
- 2nd principal clause
- State changes for open and closed systems
- District Processes
- Simple thermal power processes with ideal gases
- Change of state with phase change for real substances
Practical training:
- centrifugal pump
- Pipe friction with water
- High pressure fan
- Piston Compressor

Teaching materials

Cerbe, Wilhelms, Technical Thermodynamics: Theoretical Principles and Practical Applications, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich
Scripts of the lecturers, accompanying documents on Moodle

Supplementary literature



Anyone who can present 4 accepted reports from the associated internship will be admitted to the examination.

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3b
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester exam written 60 Min. mark 20%
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 Min. mark 80%


The lessons are accompanied by a group practical training (see admission requirements).

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Thermodynamik - Praktikum
Thermodynamik - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Thermodynamik - Vorlesung
Thermodynamik - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.