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Undergraduate Course: Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (SCEE08006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course provides a basic grounding in the principles and methods of Classical Thermodynamics. It concentrates on: understanding the thermodynamic laws in relation to familiar experience; phase change, ideal gas and flow processes; using sources of data like thermodynamic tables and charts; application of the basic principles to the operation of various engine cycles.
Course description Lecture 1 - Introduction
Basic Concepts and Definitions of Thermodynamics

Lecture 2 - Pure substances 1
Phase Change Properties, Property Diagrams

Lecture 3 - Pure substances 2
Property Diagrams (continued) and Tables, Saturated Liquid -Vapour Mixture, The Ideal Gas Law

Lecture 4 - Energy, Energy Transfer, and General Energy Analysis
Heat transfer mechanisms

Lecture 5 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics: Closed Systems
Calculation of Heat and Work, Forms of the 1st Law

Lecture 6 - Specific Heats
Definitions, Specific Heats of Ideal Gases, Liquids and Solids

Lecture 7 - Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes
Control volume, Steady-state steady Flow Processes, Mass flow rate

Lecture 8 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics: Open Systems 2
Steady Flow Engineering Devices, Introduction to Unsteady Flow Processes

Lecture 9 - 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Introduction, Statements of the 2nd Law, The Carnot Cycle

Lecture 10 - Entropy: A Measure of Disorder
Entropy and 2nd Law, The Increase of Entropy Principle, Entropy Change

Lecture 11 - The property of entropy
Entropy Change (continued), Third Law of Thermodynamics, T-s diagram.

Lecture 12 - Entropy changes for various processes
Pure substances, Incompressible substances, Isentropic processes

Lecture 13 - Entropy & Work
Isentropic, Steady Flow through Turbines, Pumps, and Compressors

Lecture 14 - Gas Power Cycles: Carnot and Otto Cycles
Analysis of Power Cycles, Carnot and Otto Cycle

Lecture 15 - Gas Power Cycles: Diesel Cycle
Diesel and Dual Cycles

Lecture 16 - Gas Power Cycles: Brayton Cycle
Brayton Cycle - the ideal cycle for gas-turbine engines

Lecture 17 - Vapor and Combined Power Cycles
Carnot and Rankine vapor Cycles

Lecture 18 - Refrigeration Cycles
Reversed Carnot Cycle, Vapour-Compression Cycle

Lecture 19 - Systematic Approach to Problem Solving
Examples, Systematic Approach to Problem solving

Lectures 20 - Review Session
Note: Chem Eng students are to attend the first 10 lectures of this course followed by 10 lectures on Chemical Equilibrium and Phase Change covered by the U03916: Thermodynamics (Chemical) 2 course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Engineering 1 (SCEE08001) OR Mechanical Engineering 1 (MECE08007) OR Civil Engineering 1 (CIVE08001) OR Chemical Engineering 1 (CHEE08001) OR ( Physics 1A: Foundations (PHYS08016) AND Physics 1B: The Stuff of the Universe (PHYS08017)) OR ( Chemistry 1A (CHEM08016) AND Chemistry 1B (CHEM08017))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 60 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 80%
Laboratory 20%
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand abstract concepts in relation to familiar experience.
  2. Transform familiar experience and simple engineering systems into conceptual models.
  3. Apply the basic principles of thermodynamics into analysing conceptual models.
  4. To use basic mathematical tools in analysing conceptual models.
Reading List
Main text-book: Çengel and Boles: "Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach", 5th Edition , McGraw Hill (2006).

Additional text-book: Moran & Shapiro, ¿Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics¿, 5th Edition, Wiley (2006).

Several texts are available in the Library.

For practicals: The worksheets and several handouts on Plotting Graphs, Treatment of Experimental Error, Conclusion Writing and Technical Report Writing.
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Course organiserDr Brian Peterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5572
Course secretaryMiss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
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