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Applied Thermodynamics
APPLIED THERMO
CLASS CODE: ME 422 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Application of principles of thermodynamics to air standard cycles (Otto, Diesel, Brayton, Sterling, and Ericsson), steam power cycles (Rankine), and refrigeration and heat pump cycles. Property calculations for gas mixtures. Processes involving air water mixtures, psychrometric charts, etc. with applications to air-conditioning and drying processes. Introduction to Thermodynamic calculations for combustion chemical reactions.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - First and second law analysis of Otto, Diesel, Sterling, Ericsson, and Brayton cycles with and without intercooling, reheating, and regeneration.
- First and second law analysis of Rankine and combined gas-vapor power cycles with and without reheating, and regeneration.
- First and second law analysis of heat pumps and refrigeration cycles.
- State properties of gas mixtures.
- Composition and properties of air-water vapor mistures for air-conditioning, cooling, and drying processes, absolute and relative humidity, dew points, wet-bulb temperatures, psychrometric charts.
- Combustion reaction equations, fuel/air ratios, equivalence ratios, stoichiometric conditions, enthalpies of combustion and formation, and adiabatic flame temperatures.
- First and Second law analysis of chemical combustion reations.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Review first and second law analysis of processes from ME 322.
2. Be able to perform first and scoend law analysis of Otto, Diesel, Sterling, Ericsson, and Baryton cycles with and without intercooling, reheating, and regeneration.
3. Compare Ideal gas cycles above to real spark ignition, compression ignition, gas-turbine and jet engines.
4. Be able to perform first and second law analysis of Rankine and combined gas-vapor power cycles with and without reheating, and regeneration.
5. Compare Ideal vapor cycles above to actual vapor power cycles.
6. Be able to perform first and second law analysis of heat pumpus and refrigeration cycles and comparison of the ideal cycles to actual systems.
7. Calculate state properties of gas mixtures.
8. Understand meaning of and calculate composition and properties of air-water vapor mixtures for air-conditioning, cooling, and drying processes, absolute and relative humidity, dew points, wet-bulb temperatures, psychrometric charts.
9. Write and balance combustion reaction equations and be able to calculate fuel/air ratios, equivalence ratios, stoichiometric conditions, enthalpies of combustion and formation, and adiabatic flame temperatures.
10. Be able to perform first and second law analysis of chemcial combustion reactions.
REQUIREMENTS: Specified by instructor
PREREQUISITES: ME 322
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004