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Fall 2008 
HANDOUTS
Subject Information: Concepts, learning objectives, and measurable outcomes (pdf file)
Handout #1: Tips on how to solve problems in thermofluids engineering (pdf file)
Handout #2: Introduction to the 2nd law of thermodynamic (pdf file)
Handout #3: hs diagram and thermodynamic properties of air (pdf file)*
Journey through a Jet Engine: Link to RollsRoyce webpage
Gibbs: ASME Mechanical Engineering article "Stamp of Authenticity" (pdf file)
OUTLINE OF LECTURES
Lecture 
Date 
Topic 
Reading Assignments 
T1  9/5  Course Introduction and Thermodynamic Concepts  
T2  9/8  Changing the State of a System with Heat and Work  
T3  9/9  Conservation of Energy  First Law of Thermodynamics  
T4  9/10  Enthalpy, Specific Heats  
T5  9/12  Control Volume Form of Conservation Laws  
T6  9/17  More on Control Volume Form of Conservation Laws  
T7  9/18  Stagnation Temperature and Stagnation Enthalpy  
T8  9/26  Example Applications of the 1st Law of Thermodynamics  
T9  9/29  Engineering Cycles  The Carnot Cycle  
T10  10/1  Refrigerators and Heat Pumps  
T11  10/6  Otto and Diesel Cycles  
T12  10/7  Brayton Cycle 

T13  10/9  Gas Turbine Technology and Thermodynamics  
T14  10/16  Reversibility and Irreversibility in Natural Processes  
T15  10/17  The Second Law of Thermodynamics  
T16  10/20  The Gibbs Equation  
T17  10/22  Entropy Changes  
T18  10/24  Limitations on Useful Work  
T19  10/30  Ts and hs Diagrams  
T20  10/31  Lost Work  
T21  11/3  Unavailable Energy (Lost Work by Another Name)  
T22  11/5  Examples of Lost Work in Engineering Processes  
T23  11/13  More Examples of Lost Work in Engineering Processes 
LECTURE NOTES
HTML Version of Full Lecture Notes: Thermodynamics Notes (html)**
Index of Chapters:
1. Introduction to Thermodynamics
2. The First Law of Thermodynamics
3. The First Law Applied to Engineering Cycles
4. Background to the Second Law of Thermodynamics5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6. Applications of the Second Law
7. Entropy on the Microscopic Scale
8. Power Cycles with TwoPhase Media
10. Integral Momentum Equation
11. Aircraft Engine Performance
12. Energy Exchange with Moving Blades
15. Generating Heat: Thermochemistry
18. Generalized Conduction and Convection
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** : Last update 4/12/2007
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