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ENGR 2070 - Thermodynamics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course covers thermodynamics systems and their equilibrium. Topics include work, heat and the first law of thermodynamics; the properties of pure substances and their equation of state; ideal and real gases and gaseous mixtures. Entropy, reversibility and the second law of thermodynamics are presented. The Carnot cycle is covered along with other engineering cycles, process equations and their efficiencies.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1081  and MATH 1081  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: PHYS 1081  and MATH 1081  with grades of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Thermodynamic systems and boundaries
    1. Examples of Thermodynamic systems
    2. Thermodynamic system and its boundary and real examples
    3. Heat, energy and mass transport/exchange across boundary
  2. Basic laws of thermodynamics
    1. Conservation of mass without chemical reaction
    2. Conservation of mass with reaction
    3. First law of thermodynamics- conservation of energy
    4. Second law of thermodynamics
      1. Spontaneous processes in nature
      2. Reversible vs. Irreversible processes
      3. Efficiency of a heat pump
  3. Forms of energy including heat transfer and work
    1. Fundamentals of heat transfer
    2. Heat transfer mechanisms in nature
  4. Properties of gases, liquids and solids 2-phase and 3-phase equilibria
    1. Ideal gas law- Equation of state of an ideal gas
    2. Real gas law 1. Deviation from ideal gas law 2. Real gas example and its equation of state
    3. 2-phase (G-L, Gas and Liquid) equilibrium of a real gas
    4. 3-phase (G-L-S, Gas, Liquid and Solid) equilibrium of a real gas
  5. Various types of extensive and intensive properties
  6. Tables, equations, and charts in evaluation of thermodynamic properties
    1. Use of steam charts
    2. Comparisons and implications of the steam charts

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply conservation of mass, first law and second law in thermodynamics systems.
  2. apply the basic laws of thermodynamics.
  3. enhance problem solving skills in engineering processes by performing team projects.
  4. identify thermodynamic systems and their boundaries.
  5. identify various forms of energy including heat transfer and work and apply these concepts to solve energy problems.
  6. identify various types of extensive and intensive properties.
  7. solve problems involving 2-phase and 3-phase equilibria.
  8. use tables, equations, and charts in evaluation of thermodynamic properties.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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