# EGR 255 : Thermodynamics

An introductory course in the fundamentals of classical thermodynamics covering such topics as: the First Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Engines, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Internal Combustion Engine, Gas Turbines, Steam Power Generation, the Rankin Cycle, and Heat Transfer. Spring

## Prerequisites

## Course Outcomes

- Define thermodynamics concepts including: pressure, temperature, work, heat, energy and how they apply to open (flow) and closed (non-flow) systems.
- Define energy conversion, enthalpy and specific heat and apply them using the Energy Equation.
- Calculate efficiency and entropy and apply them to reversible and irreversible cycles, specifically The Carnot Cycle.
- Illustrate the concepts of phase, phase change (vaporization), quality and enthalpy and use them to determine the properties of steam using computer programs, the Steam tables and Mollier chart.
- Analyze Carnot, Rankine and actual power generation cycles and alternative energy sources using graphical and mathematical techniques.
- Apply the concepts of Specific heat, gas constants and partial pressure to a variety of processes using ideal gas law, the Gas tables & the Psychometric chart.
- Analyze the Otto, diesel and Brayton cycles and the internal combustion engine using graphical and mathematical techniques.
- Calculate Coefficient of Performance and use refrigerant tables to analyze refrigeration cycles.