Week Class Dates Topic 1 01/07, 01/09 Review Chapters 1-7 (1st and 2nd law), P-V-T relationships, Mixture properties-ideal gases 2 01/14, 01/16 Equation of state, Compressibility charts, Mixture properties-real gases 3 01/21, 01/23 Maxwell relations, Generalized thermodynamic relation, Clapeyron equation 4
, Joule-Thompson coefficient 5 02/04, 02/06 Generalized thermodynamic charts, Fuels/stoichiometry 6 02/11, 02/13 Thermochemistry and energy analysis of reactions, Enthalpy of combustion 7
, Adiabatic flame temperature, Explosion pressure
8 02/25, 02/27 Equilibrium criteria, Equilibrium constants 9 03/04, 03/06 Equilibrium calculations 10 03/11, 03/13 Term project presentation, Review 11
03/18 Final Exam
Homework and Exam Regulations:
Homework assignments are due every Tuesday before class starts. Copying or allowing to copy homework is not allowed. Exams will be open book only; notes and other supplemental materials will not be permitted. No make-up exams will be given without advance arrangements.
Contribution to Professional Component:
Contributes toward the 1
year of engineering topics appropriate to developing the ability to work in the thermal systems area. Prepares students for classes in thermal system design.
Relationship to Program Outcomes:
Outcome a-k Content Explanation
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering 2 This course requires the students to develop an understanding of thermodynamics and combustion. The student needs to apply mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to solve an array of problems that relate to gas mixtures, equations of state, the Maxwell formulations of thermodynamics and the chemistry of combustion. b. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyzed and interpret data 1 The combustion project, an in depth analysis project, introduces students to the analysis of data required to understand combustion as a function of pressure and equivalence ratio. Students explore combustion completeness and adiabatic flame temperature over arrange of pressures and equivalence ratios. c. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs 2 The assigned design problems are always required to meet societal or industrial needs. d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 0 Not Applicable