MEC 309 Basic Thermodynamics

Introductory concepts and definitions: Thermo-dynamic systems, fluid properties. Energy, work, heat. First law. Cycles. Properties of a pure, simple compressible substance: substances that appear in different phases, ideal gas model. Control volume analysis: conservation of mass and energy. Second law: irreversible and reversible processes, Carnot cycle. Entropy: Clausius inequality, entropy change, entropy balance for closed and open systems, isentropic processes and efficiencies. Gas power systems; Air Standard Otto, Diesel, Dual and Brayton cycles. Engine testing. Lect: 3 hrs./Lab: 1.5 hrs. Prerequisites: MTH 240, CPS 125, MTH 141, MEC 222, MTL 200 and PCS 211 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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