Thermal Systems Design (ME408) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Thermal Systems Design ME408 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 303, ME 301
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Students are expected to review and use basic knowledge from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, understand and be comfortable with thermal system component analysis and their synthesis in integral enginnering systems and processes. Any design course invites extensive use of engineering application software in order to minimize tedious manual work and maximize efficiency of interpolation, iteration, what-if analysis, graphing etc.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students are expected to be comfortable with thermal system component analysis and their synthesis.
  • Design of complete thermal systems is stressed.
  • Students are also expected to do thermoeconomic optimization, thermoeconomic analysis and evaluation.
Course Content Sistem tasarım kavramları, matematiksel modelleme, optimizasyon metotları, büyük sistemlerin kararlı hal simülasyonu, fan, pompa, ısı değiştirgeçleri, lüleler ve difüzörler, kanallardaki akış, ısıl sistemlerin dinamik davranışı.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Basic Considerations In Design Chapter 2
3 Modeling of Thermal Systems Chapter 3
4 Modeling of Thermal Systems Chapter 3
5 Numerical Modeling And Simulation Chapter 4
6 Numerical Modeling And Simulation Chapter 4
7 Acceptable Design Of A Thermal System Chapter 5
8 Acceptable Design Of A Thermal System Chapter 5
9 Acceptable Design Of A Thermal System Chapter 5
10 Economic Considerations Chapter 6
11 Economic Considerations Chapter 6
12 Problem Formulation For Optimization Chapter 7
13 Problem Formulation For Optimization Chapter 7
14 Lagrange Multipliers Chapter 8
15 Final Examination Period Review of Topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of Topics


Course Book 1. Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, 2nd Edition, Y. Jaluria, CRC Press, 2007
Other Sources 2. Any mechanical engineering thermodynamics textbook
3. Any heat transfer textbook

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply advanced knowledge in computational and/or manufacturing technologies to solve manufacturing engineering problems .
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies.
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment.
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints.
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications.
6 Ability to perform scientific research and/or carry out innovative projects that are within the scope of manufacturing engineering.
7 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly.
8 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually.
9 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally.
10 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology.
11 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering.
12 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development.
13 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 25 25
Homework Assignments 8 2 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 141