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

10/12/18

  • Handout 5.1 "Conservation of mass example" posted

  • Handout 5.2 "Nozzles and diffusers" posted

  • Handout 5.3 "Turbines and compressors" posted

  • Handout 5.4 "Throttling devices" posted

  • Handout 5.5 "Heat exchangers" posted

10/11/18
  • HW5 solution posted
  • HW6 assignment posted (due 10/17)
10/09/18
  • Recap 4.3 "First law application: work and heat calculations" posted
  • Chapter 5 "First law for control volumes" outline posted
  • "Reynolds transport theorem" Powerpoint animation posted

Downloads

GENERAL MATERIAL


Schedule (posted 8/16)

Syllabus (revised 8/22)

Midterm 1 review material (revised 9/24)

Midterm 1 review material solution (posted 9/26)
 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION


Chapter outline (posted 8/23)

Handout 1.1 (posted 8/23)

HW1 (posted 8/29)

HW1 solution (posted 9/6)

Recap 1.1 (posted 9/10)

CHAPTER 2: PROPERTIES OF SUBSTANCES


Chapter outline (revised 9/11)

Handout 2.1 (posted 9/4)

Handout 2.2 (posted 9/4)

Handout 2.3 (posted 9/4)

Handout 2.4 (posted 9/4)

Handout 2.5 (posted 9/4)

HW2 (posted 9/6)

HW2 solution (posted 9/17)

Recap 2.1 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.6 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.7 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.8 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.9 (posted 9/11)

HW3 (posted 9/12)

HW3 solution (posted 9/19)

Recap 2.2 (posted 9/17)

Handout 2.10 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.11 (posted 9/11)

Handout 2.12 (revised 9/18)

HW4 (posted 9/19)

HW4 solution (posted 9/26)

Recap 2.3 (posted 9/24)
     

CHAPTER 3: ENERGY, WORK AND HEAT


Chapter outline (posted 9/18)

Handout 3.1 (posted 9/18)

Handout 3.2 (posted 9/18)

Recap 3.1 (posted 9/26)

HW5 (posted 9/26)

HW5 solution (posted 10/11)
       

CHAPTER 4: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS


Chapter outline (posted 9/25)

Handout 4.1 (posted 9/25)

Handout 4.2 (posted 9/25)

Recap 4.1 (posted 10/1)

Handout 4.3 (posted 10/02)

Recap 4.2 (posted 10/5)

Handout 4.4 (posted 10/5)

Handout 4.5 (posted 10/5)

HW6 (posted 10/11)
 

CHAPTER 5: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS FOR CONTROL VOLUMES


Chapter outline (posted 10/09)

Reynolds transport theorem (posted 10/09)

Handout 5.1 (posted 10/12)

Handout 5.2 (posted 10/12)

Handout 5.3 (posted 10/12)

Handout 5.4 (posted 10/12)

Handout 5.5 (posted 10/12)
     

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