ME 3310/5310: Thermodynamics I

Course description

This course studies energy and energy conversion from the classical thermodynamics perspective. Properties of fluids, conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics are studied. These principles are applied to engineering problems.

The topics to be covered include:
1. Introduction
2. Properties of substances
3. Energy, work and heat
4. First law of thermodynamics
5. First law of thermodynamics for control volumes
6. Second law of thermodynamics
7. Entropy
8. Gas power cycles

Announcements

4/24/20

  • ***PLEASE COMPLETE THE COURSE SURVEY BEFORE 4/25***

  • ***FINAL EXAM: 4/29, 12:30-2:30 PM***

  • HW11 solution posted

  • 4/24 lecture posted on Pilot (review session)

  • Review material solution posted

4/22/20
  • 4/22 lecture posted on Pilot
  • 4/22 lecture material posted
4/20/20
  • 4/20 lecture posted on Pilot
  • 4/20 lecture material posted

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GENERAL MATERIAL


Schedule (posted 12/26)

Syllabus (posted 12/26)

Teaching evaluations

Midterm 1 review material (posted 2/3)

Midterm 1 review material solution (posted 2/14)

Midterm 1 practice problems (posted 2/3)

Midterm 2 review material (posted 3/16)

Midterm 2 review material solution (posted 3/27)

Midterm 2 practice problems (posted 3/16)

Final exam review material (posted 4/14)

Final exam review material solution (posted 4/24)

Final exam practice problems (posted 4/14)
     

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION


Chapter outline (posted 1/10)

Handout 1.1 (posted 1/10)

HW1 assignment (posted 1/17)

HW1 solution (posted 1/24)

Recap 1.1 (posted 1/22)

CHAPTER 2: PROPERTIES OF SUBSTANCES


Chapter outline (posted 1/22)

Handout 2.1 (posted 1/22)

Handout 2.2 (posted 1/22)

Handout 2.3 (posted 1/22)

Handout 2.4 (posted 1/22)

Handout 2.5 (posted 1/22)

HW2 assignment (posted 1/24)

HW2 solution (posted 2/3)

Recap 2.1 (posted 1/27)

Handout 2.6 (posted 1/27)

Handout 2.7 (posted 1/27)

Handout 2.8 (posted 1/27)

Recap 2.2 (posted 1/30)

Handout 2.9 (posted 1/28)

Handout 2.10 (posted 1/28)

HW3 assignment (posted 1/31)

HW3 solution (posted 2/7)
     

CHAPTER 3: ENERGY, WORK AND HEAT


Chapter outline (posted 1/30)

Handout 3.1 (posted 1/30)

Handout 3.2 (posted 1/30)

HW4 assignment (posted 2/7)

HW4 solution (posted 2/14)

Recap 3.1 (posted 2/7)
       

CHAPTER 4: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS


Chapter outline (posted 2/5)

Handout 4.1 (posted 2/5)

Recap 4.1 (posted 2/14)

Recap 4.2 (posted 2/19)

Handout 4.2 (posted 2/11)

Handout 4.3 (posted 2/11)

Handout 4.4 (posted 2/11)

Handout 4.5 (posted 2/11)

Recap 4.3 (posted 2/24)
 

HW5 assignment (posted 2/24)

HW5 solution (posted 3/4)
     

CHAPTER 5: FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS FOR CONTROL VOLUMES


Chapter outline (posted 2/24)

RTT derivation (posted 2/24)

Handout 5.1 (posted 2/24)

Handout 5.2 (posted 2/24)

Handout 5.3 (posted 2/24)

Recap 5.1 (posted 2/28)

Handout 5.4 (posted 2/28)

Handout 5.5 (posted 2/28)

HW6 assignment (posted 2/28)

HW6 solution (posted 3/13)

CHAPTER 6: SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS


Chapter outline (posted 3/6)

Handout 6.1 (posted 3/6)

Handout 6.2 (posted 3/6)

Recap 6.1 (posted 3/12)

Handout 6.3 (posted 3/10)

Handout 6.4 (posted 3/10)

Recap 6.2 (posted 3/16)

HW7 assignment (posted 3/13)

HW7 solution (posted 3/20)

Handout 6.5 (posted 3/12)

HW8 assignment (posted 3/20)

HW8 solution (posted 3/27)
     

CHAPTER 7: ENTROPY


Chapter outline (posted 3/17)

Handout 7.1 (posted 3/17)

Handout 7.2 (posted 3/17)

Recap 7.1 (posted 3/19)

Recap 7.2 (posted 3/23)

Handout 7.3 (posted 3/23)

3/25 Lecture material (posted 3/24)
Content: Recap 7.3, Handout 7.4, Handout 7.5

4/1 Lecture material (posted 3/31)
Content: Recap 7.4, Handout 7.6

HW9 assignment (posted 4/3)

HW9 solution (posted 4/14)

CHAPTER 8: GAS POWER CYCLES


4/3 Lecture material (posted 4/2)
Content: Recap 7.5, Midterm 2 questions, Midterm 2 answer sheet, Chapter 8 outline

4/6 Lecture material (posted 4/6)
Content: Handout 8.1

4/8 Lecture material (posted 4/7)
Content: Handout 8.2

4/10 Lecture material (posted 4/9)
Content: Handout 8.3, Handout 8.4

HW10 assignment (posted 4/9)

HW10 solution (posted 4/17)

4/13 Lecture material (posted 4/13)
Content: Recap 8.1

4/15 Lecture material (posted 4/15)
Content: Handout 8.5, Handout 8.6

4/17 Lecture material (posted 4/16)
Content: Recap 8.2, Handout 8.7

HW11 assignment (posted 4/17)

HW11 solution (posted 4/24)

4/20 Lecture material (posted 4/20)
Content: Handout 8.8

4/22 Lecture material (posted 4/22)
Content: Recap 8.3, Handout 8.9
   

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