# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor | ||||||

1. Semester Registration for the exercises via the application Link with your nETHz login (username, password). | ||||||

First Year Examinations: Compulsory Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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401-0261-G0L | Analysis I | O | 8 credits | 5V + 3U | A. Steiger | |

Abstract | Differential and integral calculus for functions of one and several variables; vector analysis; ordinary differential equations of first and of higher order, systems of ordinary differential equations; power series. The mathematical methods are applied in a large number of examples from mechanics, physics and other areas which are basic to engineering. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the mathematical foundations of engineering sciences, as far as concerning differential and integral calculus. | |||||

Literature | U. Stammbach: Analysis I/II | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Die Übungsaufgaben (inkl. Multiple Choice) sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Lehrveranstaltung. Es wird erwartet, dass Sie mindestens 75% der wöchentlichen Serien bearbeiten und zur Korrektur einreichen. | |||||

401-0171-00L | Linear Algebra I | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | N. Hungerbühler | |

Abstract | Linear algebra is an indispensable tool of engineering mathematics. The course offers an introduction into the theory with many applications. The new notions are practised in the accompanying exercise classes. The course will be continued as Linear algebra II. | |||||

Objective | Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize linear structures, and to solve corresponding problems in theory and in practice. | |||||

Content | Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, solution space, matrices, LR decomposition, Determinants, structure of linear spaces, normed vector spaces, inner products, method of least squares, QR decomposition, introduction to MATLAB, applications | |||||

Literature | * K. Nipp / D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, vdf Hochschulverlag, 5. Auflage 2002 * K. Meyberg / P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik 1, Springer 2003 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Active participation in the exercises is part of this course. It is expected, that students submit 3/4 of all exercises for control. | |||||

151-0501-00L | Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics | O | 5 credits | 3V + 2U | E. Mazza | |

Abstract | Basics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction | |||||

Objective | The understanding of the fundamentals of statics for engineers and their application in simple settings. | |||||

Content | Grundlagen: Lage eines materiellen Punktes; Geschwindigkeit; Kinematik starrer Körper, Translation, Rotation, Kreiselung, ebene Bewegung; Kräfte, Reaktionsprinzip, innere und äussere Kräfte, verteilte Flächen- und Raumkräfte; Leistung Statik: Aequivalenz und Reduktion von Kräftegruppen; Ruhe und Gleichgewicht, Hauptsatz der Statik; Lagerbindungen und Lagerkräfte, Lager bei Balkenträgern und Wellen, Vorgehen zur Ermittlung der Lagerkräfte; Parallele Kräfte und Schwerpunkt; Statik der Systeme, Behandlung mit Hauptsatz, mit Prinzip der virtuellen Leistungen, statisch unbestimmte Systeme; Statisch bestimmte Fachwerke, ideale Fachwerke, Pendelstützen, Knotengleichgewicht, räumliche Fachwerke; Reibung, Haftreibung, Gleitreibung, Gelenk und Lagerreibung, Rollreibung; Seilstatik; Beanspruchung in Stabträgern, Querkraft, Normalkraft, Biege- und Torsionsmoment | |||||

Lecture notes | Übungsblätter | |||||

Literature | Sayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Mazza E., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Springer | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Written session examination in "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" for D-MAVT Students, Students in Human Movement Sciences and Sport and all other Students, who take "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2": Part 1: 20 minutes: Neither notes nor calculators allowed right afterwards: Part 2: 50 minutes: 3 self-written A4 pages. No caluculator. Prüfungsinformation für alle Studierende, die den Jahreskurs "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" belegen: Prüfung "Mechanics 1" in Deutsch: 1. Teil: 20 Min. Gleich anschliessend 2. Teil: 50 Min. Falls sich das Ergebnis der zwei Semester-Klausuren verbessernd auf die finale Note auswirkt, so zählen diese zu 30 % zum Schlussergebnis von "Mechanics 1". Die Jahreskursnote setzt sich zusammen aus 45 % "Mechanics 1" und 55 % "Mechanics 2". | |||||

151-0711-00L | Engineering Materials and Production I | O | 4 credits | 4G | K. Wegener | |

Abstract | The lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure; thermally activated processes; solidification; elastic, plastic deformation, creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials. | |||||

Objective | Understanding the basics of metallic materials for engineers who are confronted with material decisions in design and production. | |||||

Content | The lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure as ideal and real structure, alloying, thermally activated processes e.g. diffusion, recovery, recrystallisation, solidification, elastic and plastic deformation and creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials. | |||||

Lecture notes | yes | |||||

151-0301-00L | Machine Elements | O | 2 credits | 1V + 1U | M. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer | |

Abstract | Introduction to machine elements and mechanical systems as basics of product development. Case studies of their application in products and systems. | |||||

Objective | The students get an overview of the main mechanical components (machine elements) which are used in mechanical engineering. Selected examples will demonstrate how these can be assembled into functional parts and complete systems such as machinery, tools or actuators. At the same time, also the problem of production (production-oriented design) is discussed. In concurrent lectures / exercises "technical drawing and CAD" the design implementation will be practiced. | |||||

Content | - Innovation Process: A Quick Overview - Stages of the planning and design process - Requirements for a design and technical implementation - Choice of materials - Basic principles of a material-specific design - Manufacturing process - fundamentals of a production-oriented design - Connections, fuses, seals - Machine-standard elements - Storage & guides - Transmission and its components - Drives The idea of machine elements is complemented by case studies and illustrated. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture slides will be published beforehand on the website of the pd|z. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | For Bachelor studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering, the lecture "Maschinenelemente" (HS) is examined together with "Innovationsprozess" (FS) in the exam "Basisprüfung Maschinenelemente and Innovationsprozess". | |||||

529-0010-00L | Chemistry | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | C. Mondelli, A. de Mello | |

Abstract | This is a general chemistry course aimed at first year undergraduate students in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT). | |||||

Objective | The aims of the course are as follows: 1) To provide a thorough understanding of the basic principles of chemistry and its application. 2) To develop an understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of matter and of the chemical reactions that describe its transformations. 3) To emphasize areas considered most relevant in an engineering context. | |||||

Content | Electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and bonding theories, gases, thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solutions and intermolecular forces, redox- and electrochemistry. | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides are available prior to every lecture and can be downloaded from Link | |||||

Literature | The course is based on "Chemistry the Central Science" by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward. Pearson, 12th Edition (international edition). | |||||

Additional First Year Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0321-00L | Technical Drawing and CAD Only for Mechanical Engineering BSc. | O | 4 credits | 4G | K. Shea | |

Abstract | Fundamentals of Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Introduction to the design process and sketching. Create and read technical drawings. Create 3D models in CAD and fabricate them directly using additive manufacturing (3D printing). | |||||

Objective | The lecture and exercises teach the fundamentals of technical drawing and CAD. After taking the course students will be able to create accurate technical drawings of parts and assemblies as well as read them. Students will also be able to create models of parts and assemblies in a 3D, feature-based CAD system. They will understand the links with simulation, product data management (PDM) and additive manufacturing. | |||||

Content | Introduction to Engineering Design Sketching in Engineering Design Technical Drawing: - projections and views - cuts - notations - primitives - ISO norm elements - dimensioning - tolerances - assemblies - documentation CAD: - CAD basics - CAD modeling methods - sketch modeling - modeling operations - feature-based modeling - assemblies - creating 2D drawings from 3D parts - links to simulation, e.g. kinematics - links to model variants and Product Data Management (PDM) - links to additive manufacturing (3D printing) | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture slides and exercise handouts are available on the course Moodle website: Link | |||||

Literature | In addition to the lecture material the following books are recommended (only in German): TZ Technisches Zeichnen: selbstständig lernen und effektiv üben Susanna Labisch und Christian Weber 2008 Vieweg ISBN: 978-3-8348-0312-2 ;ISBN: 978-3-8348-9451-9 (eBook) eBook (accessible from the ETH domain): Link VSM Normen-Auszugs 2010 14. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-03709-049-7 (kann in den Übungen bestellt und gekauft werden) CAD Marcel Schmid CAD mit NX: NX 8 J.Schlembach Fachverlag ISBN: 978-3-935340-72-4 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is given as a lecture (1h /week) and an exercise (3h/week). Students are split into working groups for the exercises with a maximum of 20 students per group. Semester Fee A fee is charged for printed copies of the course handouts. | |||||

First Year Optional Colloquia | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0501-02L | Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics (Colloquium) | Z | 0 credits | 1K | E. Mazza | |

Abstract | Basics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction | |||||

Objective | The understanding of the fundamentals of Statics for engineers and their application in simple settings. | |||||

Content | Basics: Position of a material point; velocity; kinematics of rigid bodies; translation, rotation, planar motion; forces, action-reaction principle, internal and external forces, distributed forces; mechanical power. Statics: equivalence and reduction of groups of forces; rest and equilibrium; basic theorem of statics; kinematic and static boundary conditions, applications to supports and clamps of rods and beams; procedures for determination of forces at supports and clamps; parallel forces and centre of gravity; statics of systems, solution using basic theorem and using the principle of virtual power, statically indeterminate systems; statically determinate truss structures, ideal truss structures, nodal point equilibrium, methods for truss force determination; friction, static friction, sliding friction, friction at joints and supports, rolling resistance; forces in cables; beam loading, force and moment vector. | |||||

Lecture notes | Übungsblätter | |||||

Literature | Sayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Teubner | |||||

3. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Courses | ||||||

Examination Block 1 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

401-0363-10L | Analysis III | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | F. Da Lio | |

Abstract | Introduction to partial differential equations. Differential equations which are important in applications are classified and solved. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic differential equations are treated. The following mathematical tools are introduced: Laplace transforms, Fourier series, separation of variables, methods of characteristics. | |||||

Objective | Mathematical treatment of problems in science and engineering. To understand the properties of the different types of partial differential equations. The first lecture is on Thursday, September 28 13-15 in HG F 7 and video transmitted into HG F 5. The coordinator is Simon Brun Link | |||||

Content | Laplace Transforms: - Laplace Transform, Inverse Laplace Transform, Linearity, s-Shifting - Transforms of Derivatives and Integrals, ODEs - Unit Step Function, t-Shifting - Short Impulses, Dirac's Delta Function, Partial Fractions - Convolution, Integral Equations - Differentiation and Integration of Transforms Fourier Series, Integrals and Transforms: - Fourier Series - Functions of Any Period p=2L - Even and Odd Functions, Half-Range Expansions - Forced Oscillations - Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials - Fourier Integral - Fourier Cosine and Sine Transform Partial Differential Equations: - Basic Concepts - Modeling: Vibrating String, Wave Equation - Solution by separation of variables; use of Fourier series - D'Alembert Solution of Wave Equation, Characteristics - Heat Equation: Solution by Fourier Series - Heat Equation: Solutions by Fourier Integrals and Transforms - Modeling Membrane: Two Dimensional Wave Equation - Laplacian in Polar Coordinates: Circular Membrane, Fourier-Bessel Series - Solution of PDEs by Laplace Transform | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes by Prof. Dr. Alessandra Iozzi: Link | |||||

Literature | E. Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons, 10. Auflage, 2011 C. R. Wylie & L. Barrett, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, McGraw-Hill, 6th ed. S.J. Farlow, Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers, Dover Books on Mathematics, NY. G. Felder, Partielle Differenzialgleichungen für Ingenieurinnen und Ingenieure, hypertextuelle Notizen zur Vorlesung Analysis III im WS 2002/2003. Y. Pinchover, J. Rubinstein, An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 2005 For reference/complement of the Analysis I/II courses: Christian Blatter: Ingenieur-Analysis Link | |||||

151-0503-00L | Dynamics | O | 6 credits | 4V + 2U | G. Haller, P. Tiso | |

Abstract | Kinematics, dynamics and oscillations: Motion of a single particle - Motion of systems of particles - 2D and 3D motion of rigid bodies Vibrations | |||||

Objective | This course provides Bachelor students of mechanical engineering with fundamental knowledge of kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems. By studying motion of a single particle, systems of particles and rigid bodies, we introduce essential concepts such as work and energy, equations of motion, and forces and torques. Further topics include stability of equilibria and vibrations. Examples presented in the lectures and weekly exercise lessons help students learn basic techniques that are necessary for advanced courses and work on engineering applications. | |||||

Content | 1. Motion of a single particle || Kinematics: trajectory, velocity, acceleration, inertial frame, moving frames - Forces and torques. Active- and reaction forces. - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Equations of motion; 2. Motion of systems of particles || Internal and external forces - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Rigid body systems of particles; conservative systems 3. 3D motion of rigid bodies || Kinematics: angular velocity, velocity transport formula, instantaneous center of rotation - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Parallel axis theorem. Angular momentum transport formula 4. Vibrations || 1-DOF oscillations: natural frequencies, free-, damped-, and forced response - Multi-DOF oscillations: natural frequencies, normal modes, free-, damped-, and forced response - Estimating natural frequencies and mode shapes - Examples | |||||

Lecture notes | Typed course material will be available. Students are responsible for preparing their own notes in class. | |||||

Literature | Typed course material will be available | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Please log in to moodle ( Link ), search for "Dynamics", and join the course there. All exercises sheets and the typed lecture material will be uploaded there. | |||||

151-0303-00L | Dimensioning I | O | 3 credits | 3G | P. Hora, K. Wegener | |

Abstract | Introduction to dimensioning (strength calculation) for static and dynamic loaded components and machine parts. Critical strength and fracture criteria. Analytical methods for the calculation of stresses and strains. Consideration of stress concentrations by notch effects. Strength proof for different machine elements. | |||||

Objective | The lecture uses basic strength theory from Mechanics II to size and design typical machine elements as beam structures, axes and shafts, pressure vessels, weldings and screws. The students learn to define both geometry and material of frequently used machine elements. Strength calculations are performed both for static and fatigue operating conditions. | |||||

Content | - Theoretical basics of engineering design - Description of ductil and brittle material behavior - Design of machine elements at static loading conditions - Notch effects - Axes and shafts - Fatigue design - Surface pressure - Rotationally symmetric bodies, pressure vessels and cylindrical interference - Dimensioning of permanent and separable joints | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture bases on the books specified under "LITERATUR". The books 1) to 5) can be downloaded as pdf's. Additional documentation and handouts are available as PDFs on our website. | |||||

Literature | 1) K.-H. Decker und K. Kabus, Maschinenelemente, München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014. 2) H. Wittel, D. Muhs, D. Jannasch und J. Vossiek, Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente, Berlin: Springer, 2013. 3) B. Schlecht, Maschinenelemente 1: Festigkeit, Wellen, Verbindungen, Federn, Kupplungen, München: Pearson Studium, 2007. 4) M. Meier und P. Ermanni, Dimensionieren 1, Zürich, 2012. 5) H. Haberhauer, F.Bodenstein: Maschinenelemente,Berlin: Springer 2008 6) H.H.Ott: Maschinenkonstruktion, Band II und III, AMIV, 1983 7)«FKM-Richtlinie: Rechnerischer Festigkeitsnachweis für Maschinenbauteile; 4. Auflage,» VDMA, Frankfurt am Main, 2002. | |||||

151-0051-00L | Thermodynamics I | O | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | D. Poulikakos, C. Müller | |

Abstract | Introduction to the fundamentals of technical thermodynamics. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to the fundamentals of technical thermodynamics. | |||||

Content | 1. Konzepte und Definitionen 2. Der erste Hauptsatz, der Begriff der Energie und Anwendungen für geschlossene Systeme 3. Eigenschaften reiner kompressibler Substanzen, quasistatische Zustandsänderungen 4. Elemente der kinetischen Gastheorie 5. Der erste Hauptsatz in offenen Systemen - Energieanalyse in einem Kontrollvolumen 6. Der zweite Hauptsatz - Der Begriff der Entropie 7. Nutzbarkeit der Energie - Exergie 8. Thermodynamische Beziehungen für einfache, kompressible Substanzen. | |||||

Lecture notes | available | |||||

Literature | M.J. Moran, H.N Shapiro, D.D. Boettner and M.B. Bailey, Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, 8th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2015. H.D. Baehr and S. Kabelac, Thermodynamik, 15. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2012. | |||||

151-0591-00L | Control Systems I | O | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | E. Frazzoli | |

Abstract | Analysis and synthesis of linear systems with one input and one output signal (SISO); transition matrix; stability; controllability; observability; Laplace transform; transfer functions; transient and steady state responses. PID control; dynamic compensators; Nyquist theorem. | |||||

Objective | Identify the role and importance of control systems in everyday life. Model and linearize single-input single-output dynamical systems. Interpret stability, observability and controllability of linear systems. Describe and associate building blocks of linear systems in time and frequency domain with equations and graphical representations (Bode plot, Nyquist plot, Time domain). Design standard feedback controllers to stabilize and steer linearized systems. Explain differences between expected and actual control results. | |||||

Content | Modeling and linearization of dynamic systems with single input and output signals. State-space description. Analysis (stability, reachability, observability, etc.) of open-loop systems. Laplace transformation, systems analysis in the frequency domain. Transfer functions and analysis of the influence of its poles and zeros on the system's dynamic behavior. Frequency response. Analysis of closed-loop systems using the Nyquist criterion. Formulation of performance constraints. Specification of closed-loop system behavior. Synthesis of elementary closed-loop control systems (PID, lead/lag compensation, loop shaping). | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Basic knowledge of (complex) analysis and linear algebra | |||||

Examination Block 2 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

402-0033-10L | Physics I | O | 6 credits | 4V + 2U | C. Degen | |

Abstract | This is a two-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light, waves, quantum physics, solid state physics, and semiconductors. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered. | |||||

Objective | The lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of the two semesters, students will have a good overview over the topics of classical and modern Physics. | |||||

Content | Electric and magnetic fields, current, magnetism, Maxwell's equations, concept of light, classical optics, waves. | |||||

Lecture notes | Notes from lectures will be available (in German). | |||||

Literature | Friedhelm Kuypers Physik fuer Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler Band 2: Elektrizitaet, Optik, Wellen, 2012, 436 Seiten, ca. 25 Euro. Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca, Michael Basler und Renate Dohmen Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009, 1636 Seiten, ca. 80 Euro. | |||||

Engineering Tools II Participation in this Engineering Tool course is compulsory for all MAVT Bachelor's students in the 3rd semester. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0021-00L | Engineering Tool II: Introduction to MATLAB The Engineering Tool course is for MAVT Bachelor's students only; Participation in this Engineering Tool course is compulsory for all students in the 3rd semester. | O | 0.4 credits | 1K | B. Berisha | |

Abstract | Introduction to MATLAB; vectors and matrices; graphics in MATLAB; calculus, differential equations; programming with MATLAB; data analysis and statistics; interpolation and polynomials. Excercises with solutions: using MATLAB commands, technical applications. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to numerical calculations with MATLAB. | |||||

Content | Introduction to MATLAB; vectors and matrices; graphics in MATLAB; calculus, differential equations; programming with MATLAB; data analysis and statistics; interpolation and polynomials. Excercises with solutions: using MATLAB commands, technical applications. | |||||

Lecture notes | Course material: Link | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Der Kurs findet in einem Hörsaal statt und es stehen keine Rechner zur Verfügung. Es wird empfohlen, dass pro zwei Studierenden mindestens ein Laptop mit installiertem Matlab mitgebracht wird. Installation Matlab: - es funktionieren alle Versionen - netzunabhängige Node-Lizenz (z.B. zum Download im ETH IT Shop) - folgende Toolboxes/Features müssen installiert sein: Simulink (wird für RT1 benutzt), Curve Fitting Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Symbolic Toolbox, Global Optimization Toolbox | |||||

5. Semester | ||||||

Compulsory Courses Examination Block 3 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0261-00L | Thermodynamics III | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | R. S. Abhari, A. Haselbacher | |

Abstract | Technical applications of engineering thermodynamics. Extension of thermodynamical fundamentals taught in Thermodynamics I and II. | |||||

Objective | Understand and apply thermodynamic principles and processes for use in a range of cycles used commonly in practice. | |||||

Content | Radiation Heat Transfer, Heat Exchangers, Ideal Gas Mixtures & Psychrometry, Steam Processes, Gas Power Processes, Internal Combustion Engines, Gas Turbine Processes, Refrigeration & Heat Pumps | |||||

151-0103-00L | Fluid Dynamics II | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | P. Jenny | |

Abstract | Two-dimensional irrotational (potential) flows: stream function and potential, singularity method, unsteady flow, aerodynamic concepts. Vorticity dynamics: vorticity and circulation, vorticity equation, vortex theorems of Helmholtz and Kelvin. Compressible flows: isentropic flow along stream tube, normal and oblique shocks, Laval nozzle, Prandtl-Meyer expansion, viscous effects. | |||||

Objective | Expand basic knowledge of fluid dynamics. Concepts, phenomena and quantitative description of irrotational (potential), rotational, and one-dimensional compressible flows. | |||||

Content | Two-dimensional irrotational (potential) flows: stream function and potential, complex notation, singularity method, unsteady flow, aerodynamic concepts. Vorticity dynamics: vorticity and circulation, vorticity equation, vortex theorems of Helmholtz and Kelvin. Compressible flows: isentropic flow along stream tube, normal and oblique shocks, Laval nozzle, Prandtl-Meyer expansion, viscous effects. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes are available (in German). (See also info on literature below.) | |||||

Literature | Relevant chapters (corresponding to lecture notes) from the textbook P.K. Kundu, I.M. Cohen, D.R. Dowling: Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press, 5th ed., 2011 (includes a free copy of the DVD "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics") P.K. Kundu, I.M. Cohen, D.R. Dowling: Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press, 6th ed., 2015 (does NOT include a free copy of the DVD "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics") | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Analysis I/II, Knowledge of Fluid Dynamics I, thermodynamics of ideal gas | |||||

Electives | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0573-00L | System Modeling | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | G. Ducard | |

Abstract | Introduction to system modeling for control. Generic modeling approaches based on first principles, Lagrangian formalism, energy approaches and experimental data. Model parametrization and parameter estimation. Basic analysis of linear and nonlinear systems. | |||||

Objective | Learn how to mathematically describe a physical system or a process in the form of a model usable for analysis and control purposes. | |||||

Content | This class introduces generic system-modeling approaches for control-oriented models based on first principles and experimental data. The class will span numerous examples related to mechatronic, thermodynamic, chemistry, fluid dynamic, energy, and process engineering systems. Model scaling, linearization, order reduction, and balancing. Parameter estimation with least-squares methods. Various case studies: loud-speaker, turbines, water-propelled rocket, geostationary satellites, etc. The exercises address practical examples. | |||||

Lecture notes | The handouts in English will be sold in the first lecture. | |||||

Literature | A list of references is included in the handouts. | |||||

151-0575-01L | Signals and Systems | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | R. D'Andrea | |

Abstract | Signals arise in most engineering applications. They contain information about the behavior of physical systems. Systems respond to signals and produce other signals. In this course, we explore how signals can be represented and manipulated, and their effects on systems. We further explore how we can discover basic system properties by exciting a system with various types of signals. | |||||

Objective | Master the basics of signals and systems. Apply this knowledge to problems in the homework assignments and programming exercise. | |||||

Content | Discrete-time signals and systems. Fourier- and z-Transforms. Frequency domain characterization of signals and systems. System identification. Time series analysis. Filter design. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes available on course website. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Control Systems I is helpful but not required. | |||||

151-0917-00L | Mass Transfer | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | R. Büchel, K. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer | |

Abstract | This course presents the fundamentals of transport phenomena with emphasis on mass transfer. The physical significance of basic principles is elucidated and quantitatively described. Furthermore the application of these principles to important engineering problems is demonstrated. | |||||

Objective | This course presents the fundamentals of transport phenomena with emphasis on mass transfer. The physical significance of basic principles is elucidated and quantitatively described. Furthermore the application of these principles to important engineering problems is demonstrated. | |||||

Content | Fick's laws; application and significance of mass transfer; comparison of Fick's laws with Newton's and Fourier's laws; derivation of Fick's 2nd law; diffusion in dilute and concentrated solutions; rotating disk; dispersion; diffusion coefficients, viscosity and heat conduction (Pr and Sc numbers); Brownian motion; Stokes-Einstein equation; mass transfer coefficients (Nu and Sh numbers); mass transfer across interfaces; Reynolds- and Chilton-Colburn analogies for mass-, heat-, and momentum transfer in turbulent flows; film-, penetration-, and surface renewal theories; simultaneous mass, heat and momentum transfer (boundary layers); homogenous and heterogenous reversible and irreversible reactions; diffusion-controlled reactions; mass transfer and first order heterogenous reaction. Applications. | |||||

Literature | Cussler, E.L.: "Diffusion", 3nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Two tests are offered for practicing the course material. Participation is mandatory. |

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