Thermofluids (APM201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Thermofluids APM201 3 2 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Erk İNGER
  • Research Assistant Heyecan Utke Koyuncuoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This is an introductory course which will introduce the students the basics of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics as a preparation for the aerodynamics and turbo machinery course.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Piston Prop. Engine(Otto Cycle),Diesel Cycle
  • Turbojet engines (Brayton Cycle)
  • Effects of compressibility on fluids; Static, dynamic and total pressure: Bernoulli's Theorem, venturi (Rocket Propulsion).
Course Content Specific gravity and density, effects of compressibility on fluids, Bernoulli`s theorem, Venturi, temperature, heat definition, heat, specific heat, heat transfer, volumetric expansion, first and second laws of thermodynamics, gases: ideal gases laws, specific heat at constant volume and constant pressure, work done by expanding gas, isothermal adi

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Specific gravity and density, viscosity, fluid resistance
2 Effects of compressibility on fluids; Static, dynamic and total pressure: Bernoulli's Theorem, venturi.
3 Temperature: thermometers and temperature scales: Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin and Rankine
4 Heat definition. Heat capacity, specific heat
5 Heat transfer: convection, radiation and conduction
6 1. Midterm
7 Volumetric expansion, First and second law of thermodynamics
8 Gases: ideal gases laws; specific heat at constant volume and constant pressure, work done by expanding gas
9 Isothermal, adiabatic expansion and compression, engine cycles, constant volume and constant pressure
10 Thermal energy, heat of combustion.
11 2. Midterm
12 Otto cycle, Diesel cycle
13 Diesel cycle, Brayton cycle
14 Rocket propulsion
15 Ramjet, Sample problems
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Cengel, Y. A., Turner, R., Cimbala, J., Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011.
Other Sources 2. Gordon John Van Wylen,ThermodynamicsWiley, 1959, Michigan University

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory 13 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 18 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 know and apply basic concepts of mathematics and physics. X
2 Ability to know and apply basic electricity and electronic circuits concepts theoretically and practically.
3 Ability to know computer structure, its data buses, and analog/ digital instruments of aircraft thoroughly.
4 Ability to know materials and hardware of aircraft and use this knowledge in maintenance.
5 Ability to install, troubleshoot, remove and replace, and test the full spectrum of avionics equipment.
6 Ability to know and apply the standarts of maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft electrical and electronic systems and components .
7 Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern maintenance tools necessary for avionic maintenance practice.
8 Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams and have a skill of individual working. X
9 Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Turkish in oral and written forms. X
10 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology. X
11 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Laboratory 13 2 26
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 13 3 39
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 3 3
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 103