COURSES

ME204 THERMODYNAMICS
Instructor : Dr. Abdulghani. Al. AlFarayedhi Textbook: Yunus A.
Cengel and Michael A. Boles, Thermodynamics: An Engineering
Approach, 4th
Edition, McGraw Hill, 2002. References: 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 (9:0011:00 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2004)
20% • Second Major Exam
(6:308:30 PM, Monday, December 20,
2004)
20% • Homework & Design
Problem
10% • Quizzes & /or inclass
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.
Objectives: 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 nonreacting 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 Topics: 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) GasVapor Mixtures and AirConditioning (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: Homework assignment schedule
is attached along with the submission due date. Late homework will not
be accepted strictly. Attendance: 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.
