**Department of Mechanical Engineering**

**ME 371 Thermodynamics I**

** ****Course Description**

Introduction to thermodynamics; Properties of pure substances; Energy transfer by heat, work, and mass; Energy and mass conservation; Entropy and the second law; Gas and vapor power cycles.

**Number of Credits: **3

** ****Prerequisites by Course: **Physics 103, Math 106

**Prerequisites by Topic**

1. Heat (Physics)

2. Integration (Calculus)

**Textbook(s)/ Required Material**

Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles, **Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach**, 6^{th} Edition, McGraw Hill, 2006.

__Course Topics__

1. Basic concepts of thermodynamics

2. Properties of pure substances

3. Energy transfer by heat, work, and mass

4. The first law of thermodynamics

5. The second law of thermodynamics

6. Entropy

7. Gas power cycles

8. Vapor power cycles

__Course Objectives:__

1. To understand the basic thermodynamic law and principles [a]

2. To introduce the concept of energy conservation through the study of the first and second laws of thermodynamics [a]

3. To introduce the concept of entropy and its importance in energy conversion [a]

4. To identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in classical thermodynamics involving various types of systems and processes [a]

5. To teach student how to perform basic thermodynamic analysis

__Course Outcomes:__

(Entries in brackets are links to program educational objectives.)

1. Understand the concepts of conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics [a,e]

2. Understand of the concepts of work interaction and heat transfer [a,e]

3. Be completely familiar with the methods used to determine thermodynamic properties of simple compressible substances [a,e]

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the first law of thermodynamics [a,e]

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of irreversibility, Carnot cycle, and Carnot principles [a,e]

6. Be able to identify realistic and unrealistic cycles and processes [a,e]

7. Understand the concept of entropy [a,e]

8. Be able to evaluate the entropy of pure substances including ideal gases [a,e]

9. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of reversible work and isentropic efficiency [a,e]

10. Be able to identify closed and open systems [a,e]

11. Be able to identify work interactions and heat transfer [a,e]

12. Demonstrate the ability to determine the thermodynamic properties of simple compressible substances including incompressible substances and ideal gases [a,e]

13. Be able to apply the principles of conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics to the solution of problems [a,e]

14. Be able to apply the principles of conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the second law of thermodynamics to thermodynamic cycles [a,e]

15. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the performance of vapor power and refrigeration cycles and to identify methods for improving thermodynamic performance [a,e]

16. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the performance of gas power and refrigeration cycles and to identify methods for improving thermodynamic performance [a,e]

__Class/Laboratory Schedule:__

Three 50-minute lecture sessions and one 50- minute tutorial session per week.

**Computer Applications:**

EES

**Laboratory Projects**

None

**Contribution to Meeting the Professional Component**

Engineering Topics

**Science/Design Contents**

** **3/0

**Assessment Tools**

1. Homework Assignments

2. Quizzes

3. Written Report

4. Exams

__Academic Year 2008-2009:__

First Term:

Syllabus:

Introduction:

Lec. Ch. 1

Lec. Ch. 2

Lec. Ch3

Lec. Ch4

Lec. Ch5

Lec Ch6

Lec Ch7

Lec Ch 9

Lec Ch 10

Try Multiple Choice Quizs

Previous Exams:

Mid Term 2 207/2008 and answer

Mid TERM 2 2007/2008 I

Mid Term Exam 2nd term

Answer of Mid term

Final Exam 1st Term 2007/2008

Answer

Final Exam 2nd Term 2006/2007

Answer