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Engineering Thermodynamics

  • Course Code :
    MPR 251
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

The Main Goals of this course are: • Enrich students’ knowledge about thermodynamics. • Train students to apply the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. • Allow students to explore the fundamental principles of thermodynamics through experimentation. • Develop students' skills for analyzing experimental data and working in teams.

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Engineering Thermodynamics

Introduction, Fields of application, Fundamental concepts and definitions, Thermo-dynamics Systems; System Classification, Properties and State Processes and Cycles, Properties of a Pure substance; Vapor - Liquid - Solid - Phases of Pure substance, Ide-al gas relations, Work and Heat; definitions, kinds of work, heat transfer modes, The first law of thermodynamics; closed system analysis, Control - Volume analysis and applications, Transient process analysis, The second law of Thermodynamics; Heat Engines and Refrigerators, Carnot cycle, Reversed Carnot cycle, Entropy, Irreversibility and availability, Mixtures of gases.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify basic applied and engineering science related to thermodynamics.
2- Define new terms in thermodynamics.
3- List different types of energies found in nature.
4- Distinguishes between ideal and real gases.
5- Demonstrate different methods to obtain the thermodynamic properties for different substances and phases.
6- Define the zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics.
7- Identify applications related to thermodynamics, considering the constraints which mechanical engineers have to judge to reach an optimum operation.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Deduce the equations of the first, second laws of thermodynamics.
2- Solve different engineering problems related to thermodynamics.
3- Analyse different engineering systems using thermodynamics principles.
4- Relate the energy efficiency ratio of a given system to Carnot efficiency.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Practice basic experiments related to thermodynamics.
2- Follow up safety requirements at experimental work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks.
3- Analyse experimental results.
4- Write a technical report on a project or an assignment.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team in preparing researches in heat transfer.
2- Refer to relevant literature.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Property and state, processes and cycles. 6 3 3
Definition of work and heat transfer. 9 6 3
Ideal gases; state equation; specific heat at constant pressure and volume. 6 3 3
Pure substances and phase equilibrium. 6 3 3
Tables of thermodynamic properties. 6 3 3
First law of thermodynamics; closed and open systems. 6 3 3
Applications of first law of thermodynamics. 6 3 3
Transient system analysis. 9 6 3
Second law of thermodynamics. 9 6 3
Basic concepts and definitions; system types. 6 3 3
Entropy. 12 6 6

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive lecture
Discussion
Problem-based learning
Laboratory experiments
Research activity

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 5.00
Final Exam 40.00 15
Lab. Experiments 5.00
Mid- Exam 1I 15.00 11
Mid- Exam I 15.00 6
Oral Exam 5.00
Participation 10.00
Quizzes 5.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1) Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Richard E. Sonntag, Claus Borgnakke, and Gordon J. Van Wylen , John Wiley &Sons, Inc., 2003 2) Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists, T.D. Eastop and A.McConkey, Longman Group, Ltd. 1998

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