In the laboratory for engine components, the basic theoretical knowledge imparted in the lectures can be supplemented by practical knowledge gained on the experimental test bed.
The Fundamentals of Thermodynamics section teaches the main equations for calculating the energy of a flowing fluid and introduces key figures for process evaluation. This enables the transfer of work of the fluid power machines installed on the test stand as well as their efficiency to be determined.
Technical Thermodynamics Fluid Machinery deals with the three existing heat transport processes conduction, convection and radiation. The laws of these processes are used on the test bench to cool or insulate test bench components by means of specific measures. Turbomachines shows how a flow is accelerated and decelerated in order to compress it to a higher pressure or how the flow energy is used to drive a rotating shaft. Corresponding engine components are available in reduced complexity in their function on the test stand. Their singular properties and their effect on the engine network can thus be simpler to reproduce.