034035 – Thermodynamics 1
Spring Semester, 2016
The course is designed as an introductory exposition to engineering thermodynamics. It is typically part of an engineering curriculum taken by students in disciplines such as, mechanical, aerospace, chemical biomedical and materials engineering. It will meet weekly for 3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of recitations.
The course covers concepts including heat, work and energy. The first and second laws of thermodynamics are introduced for systems and control volumes. Engineering applications include power and refrigeration cycles, and humid air. The course is augmented by a wide range of engineering problems and examples.
104003 – Calculus 1 or equivalent.
Office: Lady Davis, Room 501, 972-4-829-2089.
Office hours: TBA, and by appointment.
Required: A. Shavit and C. Gutfinger, “Thermodynamics – From Concepts to Applications,”
2nd Edition, 649 pp., CRC Press, Division of Taylor & Francis, 2009.
- Students will learn theory and applications of engineering thermodynamics.
- Students will be expected to formulate and solve problems of engineering thermodynamics.
|Week #||Course Topics||Chapter in book|
|1||Introduction, basic definitions, equilibrium||1,2|
|2||Work, First law, energy, heat, Zeroth law, temperature||3|
|3||State principle, simple systems, pure substance, steam tables||4|
|6||Heat engines, efficiency, Second law, reversibility||7|
|7||Clausius inequality, entropy||8|
|10||Steam work cycles – power stations||11|
|11||Gas work cycles – gas turbine||11|
|12||Refrigeration cycles – refrigerators and air conditioners||11|
|13||Ideal gas mixtures, humid air||12|
Course Expectations & Grading
Homework – 10%:
12 homework assignments will be given over the course of the semester. The grade will be based on 10 best assignments.
Midterm Quiz – 30%
Final Exam – 60%
The midterm quiz will be given during the 7th week of the semester.
The final exam will be scheduled at the end of the semester.
Assignments & Readings
12 Homework assignments will be given over the course of the semester.
The reading assignments are listed above in the last column of the Course Topics table.
The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition.
- Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles (a).
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data (b).
- Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs (c).
- Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d).
- Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (e).
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (f).
- Ability to communicate effectively (g).
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context (h).
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning (i).
- Knowledge of contemporary issues (j).
- Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (k).