Short Title:Thermal Energy Analysis
Full Title:Thermal Energy Analysis
Module Code:TENA H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:NOEL CLEARY
Module Description:This module aims to equip students with the ability to use fundamental thermodynamic concepts to carry out thermodynamic analysis of thermal energy components and systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain terminology and concepts specific to thermodynamics.
LO2 Evaluate key thermodynamic properties of air and water using property tables.
LO3 Explain the 1st law of thermodynamics and use it to evaluate energy transfers for simple thermodynamic systems.
LO4 Explain the 2nd law of thermodynamics and evaluate the ideal efficiency and actual efficiency of heat engines and heat pumps.
LO5 Apply heat transfer theory to the evaluation of heat transfer rates for cases involving conduction, convection and radiation.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab practical to apply 1st Law to a steady flow system 1,2,3 10.00 Week 6
Laboratory Lab practical on performance of a heat pump 2,3,4,5 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory Lab practical on linear and radial heat conduction 3,4,5 10.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment CA Moodle Quiz 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical laboratory Work 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Tutorial support on selected problems 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles, 2007, Thermodynamics, 6th Ed., USA [ISBN: 978-0073305370]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Roger & Mayhew 1995, Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids, 5th ed Ed., Blackwell
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory