LECTURES: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Room EC-CR 245
INSTRUCTOR: Moncef Krarti
Phone: 492-3389 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Michael Conchilla (office hours to be determined)
JCEM office, E-mail: email@example.com
This course provides the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Throughout the course, applications of these concepts will be discussed. In particular, real world applications include heating and cooling buildings, power generation, and refrigeration. Specifically, the course covers the various forms of energy, how energy is transformed from one form to another, and the laws that govern energy transfer.
This course has three main objectives:
o Understand the basic principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
o Discuss various forms of energy and how it is converted from one form to another.
o Develop skills needed to solve thermodynamics and heat transfer problems.
You should have successfully completed or are presently taking the following courses:
o APPM 1350 and APPM 1360.
o PHYS 1110 and CHEM 1111/1131.
TEXTBOOK: This semester, only one textbook is required for this course:
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer: Cengel, Y.A., McGraw-Hill, 1997.
WHY THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR CEAE STUDENTS:
The principles of thermodynamics and heat transfer are based on our everyday experiences and experimental observations. Both thermodynamics and heat transfer are essential part of all fields of engineering, including civil, environmental and architectural engineering. Whether working with buildings, soils, water or air, understanding of the concepts of thermodynamics is extremely useful, if not essential. The applications of thermodymanics and heat transfer are endless: How much energy is in a gallon of gasoline? How much energy was in your breakfast? How much force will freezing soil will have on a foundation? How will a power plant affect the local temperature of a river's water? How much will a steel beam expand and contract with the temperature?...
Thermodynamics and heat transfer are challenging subjects to learn. One concept provides the foundation for the next. Therefore, it is essential to keep up to date with the reading material and the homework assignments in addition to actively participate in the class discussions. Thermodynamics and heat transfer can be fun subjects if approached in the right way. After all, you will be learning about energy that makes everything in the natural and physical world work.
Quizzes & Attendance 10%
Hour Exam # 1 10%
Hour Exam # 2 10%
Hour Exam # 3 10%
Final Exam 15% 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., May 8, 1998
The final report for the project will be due at 11:00 AM on April 30, 1998. Two options are available for the project: design project or experimental project. In this project, the concepts of both thermodynamics and heat transfer will be applied and/or illustrated.
The first two-thirds of the course will discuss the basic principles of Thermodynamics (chapters 1 through 6 of the textbook) and some of their applications (chapters 7). The appendices in the textbook contain a number of reference data which you will find useful in problem solving. The heat transfer portion of the course (one-third) will cover conduction, convection, and radiation (chapters 8 through 12). Occasional handouts will be used throughout the course.
Due Date Topic Materials
Jan 15 Introduction and Definitions 1.1-1.11
Jan 20 Properties of pure substance 2.1-2.6
Jan 22 Properties of ideal gas 2.7-2.9
Jan 27 1st Law for closed systems 3.1-3.6
Jan 29 1st Law for closed systems 3.7-3.10
Feb 3 1st Law for control volumes 4.1-4.4
Feb 5 2st Law concepts 5.1-5.6
Feb 10 Carnot cycles 5.7-5.11
Feb 12 Problem session --
Feb 17 Hour Exam # 1 --
Feb 19 Introduction to Entropy 6.1-6.7
Feb 24 Thermodynamic processes 6.8-6.11
Feb 26 Power cycles 7.1-7.12
Mar 3 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps 7-13
Mar 5 Refrigeration cycles 7.14-7.17
Mar 10 Introduction to Psychrometrics --
Mar 12 Introduction to Heat Transfer 8.1-8.3
Mar 17 Problem session --
Mar 19 Hour Exam # 2 --
Mar 31 Steady-state Conduction 8.4-8.8.7
Apr 2 Transient Conduction 9.1-9.2
Apr 7 Introduction to Convection 10.1-10.3
Apr 9 Forced Convection 10.4-10.7
Apr 14 Natural Convection 11.1-11.4
Apr 16 Radiation Heat Transfer 12.1-12.5
Apr 21 Radiation shape factors 12.6-12.10
Apr 23 Problem session --
Apr 28 Hour Exam # 3 --
Apr 30 Review session --