Topics Covered GENG220 - Spring2012

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    Table of the topics covered in GENG 220 Engineering Thermodynamics (Spring2012)

    Modules Topics ReadingModule 1 Introduction and Overview

    Course introduction, application areas and course roadmap. TB 1.1Module 2 Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics

    Dimension and units, definition of systems and properties, forms ofenergy, state postulate.

    TB 1.2-1.7

    Temperature and Zeroth law of Thermodynamics. Pressure. Problem-solving techniques.

    TB 1.8-1.12

    Module 3Properties of Pure SubstancesPhases diagrams and phase-change processes; property diagrams andtables.

    TB 3.1-3.5

    Equation of state for ideal gas. Compressibility factor. TB 3.6-3.7Specific heats. Internal energy and enthalpy approximation TB 4.3-4.5

    Module 4Energy Transfer by Work and HeatEnergy transfer by heatEnergy transfer by work and forms of work (emphasis on Boundary


    TB 2.3TB 2.4-2.5

    TB 4.1

    Module 5First Law of Thermodynamics

    The First Law of Thermodynamics. Energy balance for Closed


    TB 2.6TB 4.2

    Midterm EXAM (25%)

    Module 5(continued)

    Conservation of mass principle and flow work concept. TB 5.1-5.2

    The 1st law for an open system. Steady-Flow form of the 1st Law.

    Unsteady uniform-flow form of the 1st Law. Applications of the 1st law

    for steady and unsteady flow processes.

    TB 5.3-5.5

    Module 6Second Law of Thermodynamics

    Heat engines & refrigerators. TB 6.1-6.4

    Reversibility, Carnot theorems & consequences. TB 6.6-6.11

    Module 7

    Entropy TB 7.1

    Increase of Entropy principle TB 7.2

    Entropy change of pure substances TB 7.3

    Isentropic processes TB 7.4-7.9

    Isentropic efficiencies of steady-flow devices TB 7.12

    FINAL EXAM (35%)

    *TB: Textbook.

    Excluded Topics:Topic Section Page

    Energy conversion efficiencies 2.7 78Some Consequences of Tsat and Psat Dependence 3.3 116Extending the Diagrams to Include the Solid Phase 3.4 120The P-v-TSurface 3.4 123


  • 8/2/2019 Topics Covered GENG220 - Spring2012


    Detailed Course Outcomes:

    Objective 1:1.1 To become familiar with the different temperature scales and units and the terms related to pressure

    and pressure measuring devices.

    Objective 2:2.1 To understand the phases and properties of pure substances and their associated phase-change

    processes.2.2 To understand the property diagrams for phase-change processes (T-v, P-v, and T-s diagrams).

    2.3 To be able to adequately utilize the property tables.2.4 To Ability to successfully describe the state of thermodynamic equilibrium both qualitatively and

    quantitatively through the determination of thermodynamic properties of the system.2.5 To be able to successfully apply the specific heats approximation.2.6 Ability to successfully apply the equations of state for ideal gases.2.7 Ability to successfully apply the equations of state for real gases and to be able to use the generalized

    compressibility chart.Objective 3:3.1 Get familiar with the three modes of heat transfer.3.2 Become acquainted with the various forms of work.

    3.3 Ability to implement the conservation of mass principle.3.4 Understand the concept of flow work and the total energy for a flowing fluid.

    Objective 4:4.1 Understand the concept of the First Law of thermodynamics as applied to closed and open systems.4.2 Ability to determine the change in the state of the working substance in aclosed thermodynamic system,

    and the heat and work interactions when the system undergoes a process.4.3 Ability to compute the change in the state of the working substance in anopen thermodynamic system,

    and the heat and work interactions when the system undergoes a process.4.4 Ability to apply the mass and energy equations for open systems undergoing transient processes.

    Objective 5:5.1 Understand the basic concept of the Second Law of thermodynamics and its associated constraints on

    conversion capabilities of energy systems.5.2 Become acquainted with the concept of Carnot cycles and reversed Carnot cycles.

    5.3 Be able to use the EES software in solving engineering problems relevant to thermodynamics.Objective 6:6.1 Demonstrate conceptual and analytical understanding of entropy and the increase of entropy principle.6.2 Calculate entropy change between state points for various substance models.6.3 Compute the reversible work and irreversibility.6.4 Calculate the isentropic efficiencies of steady-flow devices.6.5 Analyze closed and open systems using appropriate mass, energy and entropy balance equations.



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