ME 3310/5310: Thermodynamics I

Course description

This course studies energy and energy conversion from the classical thermodynamics perspective. Properties of fluids, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics are studied. These principles are applied to engineering problems.

The topics to be covered include:
1. Introduction
2. Properties of substances
3. Energy, work and heat
4. First law of thermodynamics
5. First law of thermodynamics for control volumes
6. Second law of thermodynamics
7. Entropy
8. Gas power cycles

Announcements

4/22/19

  • ***NO HW ASSIGNMENT DUE THIS WEEK***

  • ***REVIEW SESSION FOR FINAL EXAM IS SCHEDULED ON FRIDAY DURING THE LECTURE***

  • ***FINAL EXAM IS SCHEDULED ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST, 12:30 - 2:30PM***

  • Handout 8.3 "Otto cycle description" posted

  • Handout 8.4 "Otto cycle calculation" posted

  • Review material for final posted

  • Additional practice problems for final posted

4/16/19
  • Recap 7.3 "Entropy, entropy calculation, isentropic process, IGs" posted
  • Chapter 8 "Gas power cycles" outline posted
  • Handout 8.1 "Carnot cycle calculation example" posted
  • Handout 8.2 "Reciprocating engines overview" posted
4/15/19
  • HW7 solution posted

Downloads

GENERAL MATERIAL


Schedule (revised 2/5)

Syllabus (revised 2/5)

Teaching evaluations

Review session problems for midterm 1
(posted 2/14)

Review problems solution (posted 2/22)

Practice problems for midterm 1 (with partial answers)
(posted 2/22)

Review session problems for midterm 2
(posted 3/22)

Review problems solution (posted 3/27)

Practice problems for midterm 2 (witrh partial answers)
(updated 3/25)

Review session problems for final
(posted 4/22)

Practice problems for final
(posted 4/22)
       

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION


Chapter outline (posted 1/11)

Handout 1.1 (posted 1/11)

HW1 assignment (posted 1/18)

HW1 solution (posted 2/6)
 

CHAPTER 2: PROPERTIES OF SUBSTANCES


Chapter outline (posted 2/5)

Handout 2.1 (posted 2/5)

Handout 2.2 (posted 2/5)

Handout 2.3 (posted 2/5)

Recap 2.1 (posted 2/8)

Handout 2.4 (posted 2/5)

HW2 assignment (posted 2/7)

HW2 solution (posted 2/18)

Handout 2.5 (posted 2/5)

Handout 2.6 (posted 2/11)

Handout 2.7 (posted 2/11)

Handout 2.8 (posted 2/11)

Recap 2.2 (posted 2/14)

Handout 2.9 (posted 2/12)

Recap 2.3 (posted 2/18)

HW3 assignment (posted 2/14)

HW3 solution (posted 2/22)

Handout 2.10 (posted 2/12)
   

CHAPTER 3: ENERGY, WORK AND HEAT


Chapter outline (posted 2/14)

Handout 3.1 (posted 2/14)

Handout 3.2 (posted 2/14)

Recap 3.1 (posted 2/22)
 

CHAPTER 4: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS


Chapter outline (posted 2/21)

Handout 4.1 (posted 2/21)

Handout 4.2 (revised 3/1)

HW4 assignment (posted 2/27)

HW4 solution (posted 3/15)

Recap 4.1 (posted 3/11)

Handout 4.3 (posted 3/11)

Recap 4.2 (posted 3/13)

Handout 4.4 (posted 3/11)

Recap 4.3 (posted 3/14)

Handout 4.5 (posted 3/11)

HW5 assignment (posted 3/15)

HW5 solution (posted 3/22)
   

CHAPTER 5: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS FOR CONTROL VOLUMES


Chapter outline (posted 3/14)

Reynolds transport theorem (posted 3/14)

Handout 5.1 (posted 3/14)

Recap 5.1 (posted 3/19)

Handout 5.2 (posted 3/19)

Handout 5.3 (posted 3/19)

Handout 5.4 (posted 3/19)

Handout 5.5 (posted 3/19)

HW6 assignment (posted 3/22)

HW6 solution (posted 3/29)

CHAPTER 6: SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS


Chapter outline (posted 3/22)

Handout 6.1 (posted 3/22)

Handout 6.2 (posted 3/22)

Recap 6.1 (posted 3/25)

Handout 6.3 (posted 3/25)

Handout 6.4 (posted 3/25)

Recap 6.2 (posted 4/3)

Handout 6.5 (posted 3/25)

HW7 assignment (posted 4/1)

HW7 solution (posted 4/15)

CHAPTER 7: ENTROPY


Chapter outline (posted 4/4)

Handout 7.1 (posted 4/4)

Handout 7.2 (posted 4/4)

Recap 7.1 (posted 4/9)

Handout 7.3 (posted 4/9)

Recap 7.2 (posted 4/12)

Handout 7.4 (posted 4/9)

Handout 7.5 (posted 4/9)

Recap 7.3 (posted 4/16)

Handout 7.6 (posted 4/11)

HW8 assignment (posted 4/19)
       

CHAPTER 8: GAS POWER CYCLES


Chapter outline (posted 4/16)

Handout 8.1 (posted 4/16)

Handout 8.2 (posted 4/16)

Handout 8.3 (posted 4/22)

Handout 8.4 (posted 4/22)

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