This course aims student’s development of a well articulated and disciplined way of thinking for a good integration of all competences previously gained, mainly in Engineering sciences, applied in conceiving complex models for the characterization of complete thermodynamics machines (combining Heat and Work).
The course pretends conduct the student in establishing a functional model for the analysis of the several machine categories, studied during the course, adding new knowledge to previous student background, linking all this matters of the Mechanical Engineering (including technologies, materials, machines design, etc.) for the comprehension and design of turbo-machines.
The course intends to prepare the student with advanced knowledge on a central Mechanical Engineering subject with strategic future. New technologies and materials will lead to the general application of this type of engines, even in small and poor economies with the growing energy consumption restraints.