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MEC 309

Basic Thermodynamics

Introductory concepts and definitions: Thermo-dynamic systems, fluid properties. Energy, work, heat. First law. Cycles. Properties of a pure, simple compressible substance: substances that appear in different phases, ideal gas model. Control volume analysis: conservation of mass and energy. Second law: irreversible and reversible processes, Carnot cycle. Entropy: Clausius inequality, entropy change, entropy balance for closed and open systems, isentropic processes and efficiencies. Gas power systems; Air Standard Otto, Diesel, Dual and Brayton cycles. Engine testing.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1 hr. Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


MTH 240, MTL 200 and PCS 211





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