893125 Energy technology fundamentals

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Importance of energy for mankind
Mechanical and electrical energy and energy technology
Thermal energy and fundamentals of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic cycles, exergy and anergy
Practical thermodynamic cycles
Chemical energy technology
Electrochemical energy technology

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge of basic physics recommended.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students of this course...

... know the relevant forms of energy.
... are competent to work with energy and power units.
... know the definition and significance of thermodynamically relevant quantities of state (enthalpy and entropy).
... know the fundamental limitations for the conversion of energy to other energy forms.
... are able to apply the fundamental physical-thermodynamic principles to energy conversion chains and can, on this basis, determine efficiency figures for energy conversion processes.
... know the state-of-the-art technologies for the conversion of primary energy to final energy.
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