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The American University in Cairo Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering PENG 361: Thermodynamics Semester: Time and

room: Instructor: Office: Phone: e-mail: TA: Fall 2011 TBA Prof. Karam Ramzy Beshay, Professor. PENG 1005 2615 2681 TBA

2011-2012Catalog Description: Two class periods and three-hour tutorial. Introduction and basic definition and concepts, properties of pure substance, energy transfer (heat and work), first law of thermodynamics applied to closed and open systems, second law of thermodynamics and the reversible process, entropy for control mass and control volume, availability, vapor power cycles, gas power cycles and reversed cycles. Textbook: Reference: 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. Handout notes. Fundamental of Thermodynamics, Claus Borgnakke and Richard E. Sonntag, Wiley, seventh Ed., 2010 Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, Cengel and Poles. McGraw-Hill. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Moran and Shapiro, (Wiley and Sons) Engineering Thermodynamics Work and Heat Transfer, 4th. edition, S.I. ,Rogers and Mayhew units (Longman)

Course Objectives: To help students develop an understanding for the fundamental principles of thermodynamics from a classical point of view and to apply these principles to solve practical engineering problems. This course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This involves rigorous study of the principles, significant problem solving, and study of practical applications including power cycles and refrigeration devices. Emphasis is placed on feasibility and efficiency. Course Outcomes: After completing this course the students will be able to: 1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the field of thermodynamics Design systems, components and processes to meet thermal needs. 2. Formulate and solve energy problems. 3. Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 4. Solve problems for practical work and heat transfer applications. 5. Recognize, classify and describe the basic operating functions and thermodynamic principles of energy conversion devices. 6. Understand the concepts related to perfect (Carnot), ideal (e.g. Rankine, Otto & Refrigeration) and actual cycles. 7. Formulate the mathematical equations governing the thermodynamic processes; 8. Understand the physical significance of these equations; 9. Justify the various assumptions made during class; 10. Understand the concept of entropy and its applications to the Carnot cycle and the concepts of irreversibility; 11. Explain and analyze the various cycles studied in the class;
Topic 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction, Fundamental Concepts and Definitions. Properties of Pure substance Energy Transfer, Heat and Work 1st Law of Thermodynamics for a Control mass Lecture (1 hr.) 1&2 3&4&5 6&7 8 & 9& 10 Tutorial (3 hrs) 1 2&3 4 5&6

5. 1st Law of Thermodynamics for a Control volume 6. Mid-Term Exam No. 1 7 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 8. Entropy 9. Mid-Term Exam No. 2 10. Vapor Power Cycles 11. Gas Power Cycles 12. Reversed Cycles 13.Thermodynamics Relations

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Grading Policy Assignments (reports) Attendance and Participation in class discussion Two midterm-exams Comprehensive final exam

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Prepared by: Karam R. Beshay


Oct.21, 2011