Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME 201

Thermodynamics

Fall 2014

 

Instructor: Craig W. Somerton
Office: 2439 EB
Phone: 353-6733
Hours: 
MWF 10:30-11:30, TuTh 2-3 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 is on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:45 to 7:45 in our regular classroom (1279 Anthony Hall). 

    It will cover:
    Conservation of Energy for Closed Systems
    Conservation of Energy for Control Volume Systems
    Conservation of Energy for Transient Systems
    Thermodynamic Machines
    Second Law for Closed Systems
    Second Law for Control Volume Systems
    Second Law for Transient Systems

    There will be a review session on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm in room 2400 Engineering Building.  The Old Final Exam web posting will be its focus.


  • Exam #2 will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  It will cover:

  • Conservation of Energy: Closed Systems
    Conservation of Energy: Control Volume Systems
  • Conservation of Energy: Transient Systems
    Thermodynamc Machines, including Carnot Cycle machines

    There are several study aids on the web for these topics.  Among them are:

  • 1st Law Practice Problems
    1st Law Practice Problems Set 2
    Transient System Practice Problems
    Second Law Practice Problems, probelms 2,4,5,7
    Old Exam #2
    Old Exam #2 Solutions
  • Old Exam #3 
  • Old Exam #3 Answers, problem 2


  • The exam will be open notes, including course web postings.  Books, computers, and phones will not be allowed.  Any calculator may be used.

    There will be a review session on
    Tuesday, November 4 at 6 pm in 2400 EB.  The focus of the review session will be the Old Exams.

  • Exam #1 will be on Monday, October 6, 2014.  It will cover:

    Conservation of Mass
    Property Evaluation
    Boundary Work

    There are several study aids on the web for these topics.  Among them are:

    Conservation of Mass Practice Problems
    Ideal Gas Practice Problems
    Property Evaluation Practice Problems
    Property Evaluation Practice Problems #2
    1st Law Practice Problems, Problems 1 and 6
    Old Exam #1
    Old Exam #1 Answers


    The exam will be open notes, including course web postings.  Books, computers, and phones will not be allowed.  Any calculator may be used.

    There will be a review session on 
    Sunday, October 5 at 5 pm at a site to be determined.  The focus of the review session will be the Old Exam.

  • Please download the “Incompressible Substance Tables in SI Units”  and "Steam Tables in SI Units) handouts from the course web site and bring it to class on Wednesday, 9/10.
  •  Please download the “ Ideal Gas Tables in SI Units” handout from the course web site and bring it to class on Monday, 9/8.


        










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