Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Heat exchangers design
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Thermodynamic - Heat Transfer - Fluid Mechamic
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The main objective of this course, from the holistic point of view, the integration, the selection, calculation and design of the different energy systems up to the industry of power, air conditioning and the chemical industry. To achieve this goal, the student must acquire a series of knowledge, skills and attitudes. With regard to knowledge, at the end of the course the student will be able to: - Know and determine the operation conditions of boilers, cooling towers, evaporators, condensers and heat exchangers - Achieve relevant concepts in phase changes, in non-reactive systems and in radiation processes in participating media Knowledge about the design of heat exchangers with and without phase change to meet operating conditions. In terms of capabilities, these can be classified into two groups, one more capabilities and other more generic skills or skills. As for the specific abilities, at the end of the course the student will be able to: - Estimation of the functioning of the different calorie exchange systems that make up a process - Selection and design of equipment for different systems according to function Regarding the general abilities or skills, during the course they will work: - The ability to solve problems. - The ability to search, communicate and discriminate which is the relevant information to characterize a calorie exchange team. - The ability to apply knowledge of thermodynamics and transfer of calories to solve a problem of interchangers integrated into a system. - The ability to work as a team and distribute the workload to deal with complex problems, mainly design. Regarding attitudes, the student after completing the course should have: - A critical attitude regarding the selection and design of the different teams that make up a process. - An attitude of collaboration that allows you to obtain other agents.
Description of contents: programme
This course is devoted to the design and operation of different heat exchangers . The program is divided into 5 parts mainly of applications: 1- Basic and detail projects (power production plants and HVAC systems) 2- Surface exchangers with phase change (aerocondensers, FWH) 3- Interchangers in direct contact (cooling towers) 4- Hybrid systems (hybrid towers and evaporative condensers) 5- Radiation in participating media (boilers)
Learning activities and methodology
The methodology will include: 1) Magisterial classes, where the knowledge that students should acquire will be presented. To facilitate their development, students will receive class notes and will have basic reference texts that will allow them to complete and deepen in those topics in which they are most interested. 2) Problem solving, in relation to the knowledge that will be presented and especially in relation to the specific skills that students must develop. 3) Resolution of exercises by the student that will serve to self-assess their knowledge and acquire the necessary skills. 4) Development of basic engineering projects and detail of some equipment and its presentation. Sharing of the answers to the exercises and joint correction that should serve to strengthen knowledge and develop the ability to analyze and communicate the relevant information for the resolution of problems. In addition, the sharing will favor the exchange of critical opinions both between teacher and students and between students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.