Catalogue description: A brief background to the fundamentals of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, introduction to entropy, exergy and exergy analysis, entropy generation or exergy destruction. Click here for course outline.
Chapter 1 Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Second Law of Thermodynamics
Chapter 3 Introduction to Entropy
Chapter 4 Exergy and Exergy Analysis
Chapter 5 Entropy Generation
Examples of Exergy analysis:
Ex 1. Discharging hot water from a storage tank
Ex 2. Heat pump water heating system
Term Paper Assignment: Students are required to prepare a term paper by the end of the semester. They are required to carry out exergy analysis of an engineering system of their choice. They are also required to make an oral presentation of their term assignment. For the writing format of the report please click here.
Class of 2016-2017 Spring