Thermal Systems Design (ME408) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Thermal Systems Design ME408 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 303, ME 301
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
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)
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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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

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