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ME2350J – Thermodynamics I

Instructor: Qiang Zhang

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Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: Vc210 and (Vv156 or Vv186)


Introduction to engineering thermodynamics. First law, second law system and control volume analyses; properties and behavior of pure substances; application to thermodynamic systems operating in a steady state and transient processes. Heat transfer mechanisms. Typical power producing cycles and refrigerators. Ideal gas mixtures and moist air applications. Compressible flow.

Course Topics:

  1. Basicconcepts and definitions including thermodynamic systems, properties, work, heat transfer, and various energy forms.
  2. Pure substance behaviors
  3. Conservation principle for mass and energy
  4. The 2nd law of thermodynamics
  5. Entropy, entropy generation and balance.
  6. Heat engines, power producing cycles
  7. Refrigerator and heat pumps
  8. Compressible flow
  9. Gas vapor mixture

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