Undergraduate Course: Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (SCEE08006)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course first introduces the principles and methods of Classical Thermodynamics and the thermodynamic laws (first and second) in relation to familiar experience of equilibrium, work, heat, and amount of matter. The course shows how Equations of State calibrated on equilibrium data can lead to the identification of Thermodynamic Functions (Internal Energy, Enthalpy, Entropy, Gibbs Energy, Helmholtz Energy and Chemical Potential) and how these can be can be practically retrieved by using also other measurable thermodynamic quantities (specific heat capacity, expansivity and isothermal compressibility). This is delivered in the context of pure fluids and used to describe the performance of single reversible transformations, power generation and refrigeration cycles.
The following topics will be covered:
1. Systems, States and Variables; PvT Surface and Diagrams; Equations of States.
2. Thermodynamic Transformations; 1st Law Thermodynamics; Enthalpy and 1st Law of Thermodynamics in Open Systems.
3. Specific Heat Capacity; Heat and Work in Thermodynamics Transformations; 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and the Carnot Cycle; Entropy and Clausius inequality.
4. Fundamental Equation of Thermodynamics; Other State Functions and Mathematics of Equilibrium.
5. Calculation of Thermodynamic Functions from Equations of State; Thermodynamics of Gases: Ideal Gas; Diagrams with Thermodynamic Potentials.
6. Applications of the 1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to Fluid Machinery Equipment; Adiabatic Expansion Valves and Heat Transfer Equipment.
7. Direct Gas Cycles: Otto and Diesel Cycles.
8. Direct Gas Cycles: Brayton Cycle
9. Rankine and Hirn Cycles
10. Maximisation of the Hirn efficiency.
11. Reverse Cycle
12. Concept of Partial Molar Quantities; The Ideal Gas Mixture; Fugacity.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||80% written paper
20% coursework (automated assessment of online tests delivered during the course)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and apply basic thermodynamic concepts: thermodynamic systems, states, properties, functions, work, heat and amount of matter.
- Describe the significance of all essential thermodynamic functions.
- Represent thermodynamic processes, including power generation and refrigeration cycles on suitable diagrams and determine the indicators of performance typical of each system.
- Understand the deviations between ideal vs. real fluid and engineering systems.
|Highly Recommended: |
Kenneth Denbigh - The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium. Cambridge University Press
Claus Borgnakke, Richard E. Sonntag - Fundamentals of Thermodynamics.
Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-49496-6
Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles, Mehmet Kanoglu - Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach.
McGraw Hill. ISBN10: 1259822672;
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||SCEE08006,Thermodynamics,Engineering,Ideal gas,Equilibrium,Cycles,States,Equation of State
|Course organiser||Dr Giulio Santori
|Course secretary||Mr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533