Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2018/2019
Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering
Course code: 72997 Subject title: Thermal and fluid engineering
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 1 Period: 1º S
Department: Ingeniería

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Module/Subject matter

Mechanical Technology Module / Thermal and Fluid Engineering Matter



Heat exchangers, industrial refrigeration, heat engines, hydraulic machines


General proficiencies

CB6: Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.
CB7: That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and the ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study.
CB8: That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
CB10: That students raise learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that has become largely self-directed or autonomous.


CG2: Project, calculate and design products, processes, facilities and plants.
CG3: Direct, plan and send multidisciplinary teams.
CG4: Carry out research, development and innovation in products, processes and methods.


Specific proficiencies

CMT5: Knowledge and skills for the design and analysis of machines and thermal engines, hydraulic machines and industrial heat and cold installations.
CMT6: Knowledge and skills that allow to understand, analyze, exploit and manage the different sources of energy


Learning outcomes

RA1: Pose and solve complex heat transfer systems and apply to the calculation and design of heat exchangers.
RA2: Acquire knowledge in matters related to thermotechnology, which will enable him to learn new methods and theories, and give him versatility to adapt to new situations.
RA3: Express and communicate ideas and systems related to the transmission of thermal energy such as heat exchangers, refrigeration systems, thermal and hydraulic machines.
RA4: Acquire knowledge and skills for the calculation of thermal and fluid installations.
RA5: Understand and develop professional technical documentation on topics of heat exchangers and refrigeration
RA6: Master the methods and procedures of estimation and design in thermal and fluid subjects



Methodology - Activity Class Hours Self-Study
A-1 Classroom lectures 40  
A-2 Laboratory sessions 10  
A-3 Cooperative learning  6  
A-4 Teamwork project    30
A-5 Readings    
A-6 Self-study   60
A-7 Exams 4  
A-8 Office hours    
Total 60 90


Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiency Formative activity
CB6, CB10, CG2, CMT5, CMT6 A-1
CB7, CB8, CG2, CG3, CG4, CMT5, CMT6 A-2
CB7, CB8, CG2, CG3, CG4, CMT5, CMT6 A-3
CB6, CB7, CB8, CG2, CG3, CG4, CMT5, CMT6 A-4
CMT5, CMT6 A-6
CB6, CB7, CB8, CG2, CMT5, CMT6 A-7






Learning outcome Evaluation method Weight (%) Retake
RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4, RA6 Long-answer exam 70 % Yes (retake exam)
RA3, RA4, RA5 Laboratory exercises (attendance is mandatory) 15 % No
RA1, RA3, RA5, RA6 Teamwork project (mandatory)  10 % No
 RA3, RA6 Oral presentation of the teamwork project (mandatory) 5 % No



  • Fluids engineering: Laws governing fluid mechanics; application to hydraulic machines
  • Thermal engineering: Heat exchangers thermal design; basic vapour compression systems for heating and cooling; introduction to heat engines



Thermal engineering:

  1. Conduction-convection heat transfer
  2. Heat exchangers: general concepts and classification
  3. Thermal design of direct-transfer heat exchangers
  4. Introduction to refrigerations systems
  5. Thermal desing of standart vapor-compression refrigeration systems
  6. Heat engines: general concepts and classification

Teamwork project: Design and simulation of a heat exchanger


Fluids engineering:

  1. Hydraulic machines: volumetric and turbo-machines; fundamental equations
  2. Hydraulic pumps and fans
  3. Pressure loss in fluids systems
  4. Hydraulic turbines

Laboratory sessions: Volumetric pumps, turbo-pumps and hydraulic turbines



Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


  • J. Chapman, "Heat transfer", Ed. MBH, ISBN 978-0023214707
  • E. Torrella, "La producción de frío", Ed. UPV, ISBN: 84-7721-367-4
  • C. Mataix, "Turbomáquinas térmicas", Ed. DOSSAT, ISBN: 84-237-0727-X
  • J. García, "Problemas resueltos de máquinas hidráulicas y transitorios hidráulicos", Ed. UPNA, ISBN 978-84-9769-247-2
  • C. Mataix, "Turbomáquinas hidráulicas", Ed. ICAI, ISBN: 978-8468-252-3


Advanced bibliography:

  • R. Shah, D. Sekulic, "Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design", Ed. WILLEY, ISBN: 978-0-471-32171-2
  • M. Rohsenow, J. Hartnett, Y. Cho, "Handbook of Heat Transfer", Ed. MCGRAW-HILL, ISBN: 978-0070535558
  • W.F. Stoecker, "Industrial Refrigeration Handbook", Ed. MCGRAW-HILL, ISBN: 978-0070616233
  • A. Viedma, B. Zamora, "Teoría de máquinas hidráulicas", Ed. EDITUM, ISBN: 8476848390



Classroom lectures: Teaching block
Tuition: Alexia Torres (Los Pinos building, ground floor, office 0.22); Álvaro Martínez (Los Pinos building, ground floor, office 0.31)