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

2/22/19

  • ***MIDTERM 1: MONDAY 2/25, 12:20-1:15 PM***

  • Review material solution posted

  • Practice problems partial answers posted

  • HW3 solution posted

2/21/19
  • Chapter 4 "First law of thermodynamics" outline posted
  • Handout 4.1 "First law: example problem" posted
2/18/19
  • HW2 solution posted
  • Recap 2.3 "IG law, compressiblity factor" 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)
       

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)


 

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