Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME 201

Thermodynamics

Spring 2012

 

Instructor: Craig W. Somerton
Office: 2439 EB
Phone: 353-6733
Hours: 
Mon 11:30-12:30, Tues 2-3, Wed 11:30-12:30,
Th 3-4, Fri 9-10 or by appointment
E-mail: somerton@egr.msu.edu

 

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Thermodynamic Haikus

by
Craig W. Somerton

Thermodynamics
Is all about energy
Work and heat also

First Law of Thermo
Energy change is equal
To heat minus work

Thermo’s Second Law
Universe entropy change
Is always growing

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Property Evaluator

About the Course

In this course we will learn about the following concepts and their applications to real world engineering systems:

Conservation of Mass

Conservation of Energy

Rules of Reality

Two theme problems will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the relevance of thermodynamics and the connectedness of the topics covered.
Theme Problem #1: Jet Aircraft Engine

Theme Problem #2: Household Refrigerator

Course Announcements


  • The Final Exam for the course is scheduled for Friday, May 4 from 10 am to 12 noon in 2250 EB.  It is comprehensive and will cover all of the material covered in homeworks 1 through 21.  For students who have a final exam right before ours, there will a second offering of our final exam from 1:30-3:30 on Friday, May 5 in 2400 EB.  


  • There will be a review session for the Final Exam  on Thursday, May 3 starting at 6 pm in 2400 Engineering Building.  The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.

  • Exam #4 is scheduled for Monday, April 23.  It will cover:
             
              2nd Law Analysis for Processes
              Isentropic Efficincy
              Steam Power Cycles
               Internal Combustion Engine Cycles


       
     There is a good quantity of material on the
           ME 201 web site to help students
           prepare for the exam. These include:

           Homeworks 17, 18 ,19, and 20
           Solutions
17, 18 ,19, and 20
           Second Law Practice Problems (probs. 3 & 8)

               
Cycle Analysis Practice Problems
           Old Exam #4
           
Old Exam #4 Answers



  • There will be a review session for Exam #4 on Sunday, April 22 starting at 5 pm in 2400 Engineering Building.  The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.

  • Extra Help Sessions are scheduled as follows:
           Thursday, 4/19 6-7 in 1145 EB
            It will focus on Transient System Energy Analysis

  • Exam #3 is scheduled for Monday, April 2.  It will cover:
             
              Energy Analysis for Transient Systems
              2nd Law Analysis for Thermodynamic Machines

       
     There is a good quantity of material on the
           ME 201 web site to help students
           prepare for the exam including homework
           solutions,  practice problems, and
           a practice exam.


  • There will be a review session for Exam #3 on Sunday, April 1 starting at 5 pm in 2400 Engineering Building.  The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.

  • Extra Help Sessions are scheduled as follows:
           Tuesdays 9-10 in 1225 EB
            Thursdays 4-5 in 3400 EB


  • Exam #2 will be on Wednesday, February 29. It will be open textbook and open notes.  It will cover:
                Boundary Work
                Energy Analysis for Closed Systems
                Energy Analysis for Control Volume Systems

           
           There is a good quantity of material on the
           ME 201 web site to help students
           prepare for the exam including homework
           solutions,  practice problems, and
           a practice exam.


  • There will be a review session for Exam #2 on Tuesday, February 28 starting at 6 pm in 1281 Anthony Hall.  The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.
  • Exam #1 will be on Friday, February 10.  It will be open textbook and open notes.  It will cover:
                Conservation of Mass
                Property Evaluation for Ideal Gases,
                        Incompressible Substances, and
                         Phase Change Substances
           
           There is a good quantity of material on the
           ME 201 web site to help students
           prepare for the exam including homework
           solutions,  practice problems, and
           a practice exam.

  • There will be a review session for Exam #1 on Thursday, February 9 starting at 6 pm in 1281 Anthony Hall.  The focus of the review session will be to work through the practice exam.




Course Materials


Exams


Assignments and Solutions



Study Aids



 
MATLAB Tip Sheets





Property Tables