Instructor : Dr. Abdulghani. Al. Al-Farayedhi



Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering

  Approach, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2002.



1 Sonntag, R. E., Borgnakke, C., and Van Wylen, G. J. Fundamentals of

 Thermodynamics, Sl Version, 5" Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998. 

2.  Moran, M. J., and H. N. Shapiro. Fundamentals of Engineering

 Thermodynamics,  Sl Version, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1988.


Course Mechanics:

The final grade of the course will be determined by:

   First Major Exam (9:00-11:00 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2004)                     20%

   Second Major Exam (6:30-8:30 PM, Monday, December 20, 2004)               20%

  Homework & Design Problem                                                                               10%

  Quizzes & /or in-class test (s)                                                                                 20%

  Final Exam (Comprehensive)                                                                                30% 

All exams will be given on a Closed Book / Closed Notes basis. However, each student is allowed to bring in exams a single standard sheet of paper (A4 size) for writing equations and formulae. Copies of Thermodynamics Tables are available for exams.

Office Hours:     9:00 10: 00 p.m. every Sat, Mon, and Wed.

                              11:00 12:00 a.m.  every Sun, and Tue.               


1.   Introduce students to the concepts of availability (energy), reversible work, irreversibility (lost work or energy destruction) and second law efficiency.

2.   Make students familiar with the application of thermodynamics for power generation and refrigeration through the understanding and then analysis of the pertaining cycles and engines/devices.

3.  Introduce students to the concept of computing thermodynamic properties that cannot be   measured directly in the lab through the use of relations with directly measurable properties and/or generalized charts.

4.   Familiarize students with homogeneous non-reacting mixtures and finding their thermodynamic properties by using the properties of their individual components (constituents) with special reference to water vapor air mixtures and their applications.

5.   Introduce students to the thermodynamic analysis of chemical reactions with special reference to combustion.

6.   Prepare students to effectively use thermodynamics in the practice of engineering.  


1) Thermodynamic concepts and definitions.

2) Properties of a pure substance.

3) Work and heat.

4) The First Law of Thermodynamics

5) The First Law analysis for a control volume and a control mass.

6) The Second Law of Thermodynamics

7) Entropy

8) The Second Law analysis for a control volume and a control mass


1)     Review of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics and                  entropy.                                                                                                                    2 Classes

2)     Measure of Work Potential (availability/energy) and Irreversibility           (Chapter7).                                                                                                              6 Classes

3)        Gas Power Cycles (Chapter 8).                                                                    6 Classes

4)        Vapor and Combined Power Cycles (Chapter 9).                                      5 Classes

5)         Refrigeration Cycles (Chapter 10).                                                             4 Classes

6)   Thermodynamic Property Relations and Generalized Charts (Chapter 11)                                                                                                                                    6 Classes

7)    Gas Mixtures (Chapter 12).                                                                           2 Classes

8)   Gas-Vapor Mixtures and Air-Conditioning (Chapter 13)                            4 Classes

9)    Chemical reactions (combustion) (Chapter 14)                                          7 Classes

10) Tests.                                                                                                                3 Classes

 Computer Usage: Utilization of EES software.

Laboratory Projects (including major items of equipment and instrumentation used):  None

Student Learning Outcomes :

By the end of this course students would be able to:


1.        Demonstrate an understanding of the thermodynamic terms availability (energy), reversible work, irreversibility (lost work or energy destruction) and second law efficiency.

2.        Utilize the terms in 1 to evaluate the performance of thermodynamic processes and thermal Equipment.

3.        Demonstrate an understanding of different thermodynamic cycles for power generation and Refrigeration.

4.        Evaluate the thermal performance of different heat engines and refrigeration cycles through the calculation of their thermal efficiency or coefficient of performance.

5.        Develop relations that link thermodynamic properties that cannot be measured directly in the lab to measurable properties such as temperature pressure and volume.

6.         Differentiate between ideal gas and real gases and use generalized charts.

7.         Demonstrate ability to obtain the properties of a mixture from the properties of its individual components.

8.         Apply the first and second laws of Thermodynamics on systems dealing with mixtures with special reference to air conditioning equipment.

9.        Analyze different combustion processes and apply the first law of Thermodynamics on

reacting systems.



 Homework assignment schedule is attached along with the submission due date.

  Late homework will not be accepted strictly.          


Regulations stated in KFUPM Undergraduate Bulletin concerning Attendance, Absenteeism and, Reporting of DN grades shall be strictly applied.

A "DN" grade would be reported when the number of unexcused absences exceeds one fifth of the total class hours. Also, when the number of excused and unexcused absences reaches one, third of the scheduled lectures of the course a grade of "DN" will be assigned.

Any student in possession of an excuse for officially authorized absence must present this excuse no later than one, week following his resumption of class attendance.

Moreover, a penalty of 0.5 % (of the total course grade) will be applied for each unexcused absence and a penalty of 0.25% will be applied for each late attendance.