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Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
THERM SYS ANAL
CLASS CODE: ME 322 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic property relationships for ideal gasses, vapors, liquids and solids. First and second law analysis of open and closed systems. Irreversibility and availability analysis. Energy and entropy concepts in power and refrigeration cycles.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Properties of state (i.e. temperature, pressure, internal energy, enthalpy, specific volume, etc.) of different types of substances (i.e. water, refrigerants, ideal and real gasses) in different phases (i.e. gas, vapor, mixture, liquids, and solids)
- Control volume approach to analysis of Thermodynamic Systems
- First Law of Thermodynamics to closed and open systems undergoing changes and work and heat transfer interactions
- Mass balance equations to control volumes
- Second law of thermodynamics
- Reversible heat engines (Carnot cycle), refrigerators, and heat pumps
- Perpetual motion machines, reversible, and irreversible processes
- Thermal efficiencies, isentropic efficiencies, second law efficiencies, and coefficients of performance
- Mass balance, energy balance, entropy balance, exergy (availability) balance, etc. to basic engineering devices such as nozzles, diffusers, turbines, compressors, pumps, throttle valves, heat exchangers, and mixing chambers
- Gas power cycles, vapor power cycles, refrigeration and heat pump cycles
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Determine properties of state (i.e. temperature, pressure, internal energy, enthalpy, specific volume, etc.) of different types of substances (i.e. water, refrigerants, ideal and real gasses) in different phases (i.e. gas, vapor, mixture, liquids, and solids).
2. Use control volume approach to analyses of Thermodynamic Systems.
3. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to closed and open systems undergoing changes and correctly identify work and heat transfer interactions.
4. Apply mass balance equations to control volumes.
5. Demonstrate understanding of second law of thermodynamics.
6. Analyze reversible heat engines (Carnot cycle), refrigerators, and heat pumps.
7. Identify perpetual motion machines, reversible, and irreversible processes.
8. Be able to calculate and interpret thermal efficiencies, isentropic efficiencies, second law efficiencies, and coefficients of performance.
9. Identify and correctly apply equations of mass balance, energy balance, entropy balance, exergy (availability) balance, etc. to basic engineering devices such as nozzles, diffusers, turbines, compressors, pumps, throttle valves, heat exchangers, and mixing chambers.
10. Analyze and model ideal gas power cycles, vapor power cycles, refrigeration and heat pump cycles.
REQUIREMENTS: Specified by instructor
PREREQUISITES: Math 215
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003