ENGR2510 Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Description

This course covers the basic concepts of thermodynamics and their applications for pure substances. It offers the basic skills essential for designing and evaluating everyday engineering systems. It emphasizes temperature, pressure, heat and heat transfer, properties of substances, and applications of the thermodynamics laws to the analysis of heat engines, refrigeration systems, gas mixtures, and reactions. This is a preparatory course for other innovative courses in the fields of thermodynamics, heat transfer and energy conversion.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use British Engineering (B.E.) and SI unit systems for all thermodynamic quantities.
  • Define temperature, heat, and work in terms of thermodynamics.
  • Describe the Zeroth, the First, and the Second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Apply the first law of thermodynamics to systems.
  • Solve thermodynamics problems using the second law of thermodynamics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the idea of absolute temperature scale.
  • Analyze diverse statements of the second law of the thermodynamics and identify characteristics those make thermodynamics processes irreversible.
  • Calculate the Carnot efficiency of thermodynamics cycle.
  • Diagram graphs of pressure-specific volume and entropy-temperature.
  • Calculate various thermodynamic parameters including temperature, pressure, volume, molar mass, and gas constant at critical points using the tables for diverse materials and common gases.
  • Use the tables for ideal gases, compressed liquid air, superheated vapor, and refrigerant 134a to solve problems to calculate thermodynamic properties such as temperature, saturation pressure, and enthalpy.
  • Analyze and solve problems related to behavior of gas mixtures.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other