Instructor : Dr. Abdulghani. Al. Al-Farayedhi
Cengel and Michael A. Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering
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.
The final grade of the course will be determined by:
• First Major Exam (9:00-11:00 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2004)
• Second Major Exam
(6:30-8:30 PM, Monday, December 20,
• Homework & Design
• Quizzes & /or in-class
• Final Exam (Comprehensive)
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.
– 10: 00 p.m. every Sat, Mon, and Wed.
12:00 a.m. every
Sun, and Tue.
students to the concepts of availability (energy), reversible work,
irreversibility (lost work or energy destruction) and second law efficiency.
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.
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.
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
8) The Second Law analysis for a control volume and a control mass
of the First and Second Laws of
of Work Potential (availability/energy) and Irreversibility (Chapter7).
Power Cycles (Chapter 8).
and Combined Power Cycles (Chapter 9).
Cycles (Chapter 10).
Property Relations and Generalized Charts (Chapter 11)
Mixtures (Chapter 12).
8) Gas-Vapor Mixtures and Air-Conditioning (Chapter 13)
reactions (combustion) (Chapter 14)
Computer Usage: Utilization of EES
Laboratory Projects (including
major items of equipment and instrumentation used): None
Learning Outcomes :
By the end of this course students would be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the thermodynamic terms availability
(energy), reversible work, irreversibility (lost work or energy destruction) and
second law efficiency.
Utilize the terms in 1 to evaluate the performance of thermodynamic
processes and thermal Equipment.
Demonstrate an understanding of different thermodynamic cycles
for power generation and Refrigeration.
Evaluate the thermal performance of different heat engines and
refrigeration cycles through the calculation of their thermal efficiency or
coefficient of performance.
Develop relations that link thermodynamic properties that cannot be
measured directly in the lab to measurable properties such as temperature
pressure and volume.
Differentiate between ideal
gas and real gases and use generalized charts.
Demonstrate ability to
obtain the properties of a mixture from the properties of its individual components.
Apply the first
and second laws of Thermodynamics on systems dealing with mixtures with special
reference to air conditioning equipment.
Analyze different combustion processes and apply the first law of
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