ME 6305: Applications of Thermodynamics

Offered Every Spring


Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ME 6304 or equivalent, or with the consent of the instructor
Catalog Description: Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to analysis and design optimization of power and refrigeration systems incorporating heat exchangers and combustion processes.
Textbooks: No required text. Students should own a standard undergrad thermodynamics text. Extensive class notes will be provided. Some access to current literature may be required.
Instructors: Sheldon Jeter and David Orloff
Goals: To present the application of the fundamentals of the first and second laws of classical thermodynamics to the analysis and design optimization of power and refrigeration energy systems incorporating heat exchangers and combustion processes.
Prerequisites by topics: Graduate level principles of classical thermodynamics
Topics:
  • Chemically Reactive Systems
  • Second Law System Performance
  • Power Generation Cycles
  • Heat Pumps (Refrigeration) Cycles
  • Heat Exchanger Optimization in Cycles
  • Thermoeconomic Case Design Studies
  • Review Periods
  • Exams
  • Computer Usage: Engineering Equation Solverâ„¢ Software required for Homework Assignments and Case Design Studies. EES is available to all students by site license. Other commercial systems modeling software may be provided.