Thermodynamics (ME 3011 & ME 3121)

Thermodynamics (ME 3011 & ME 3121)

In this course, students learn how energy is exchanged between systems and can be harnessed to perform useful tasks. Thermodynamics topics are distributed between ME 3011 (Thermodynamics) and ME 3121 (Intermediate Thermal-Fluids Engineering).

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Note: Professor Miller's ME 301 (Thermodynamics I) and ME 302 (Thermodynamics II) lectures were recorded in the quarter system. These topics are now distributed between ME 3011 (Thermodynamics) and ME 3121 (Intermediate Thermal-Fluids Engineering). Lectures 1-25 were recorded for ME 301 in Winter 2017 and lectures 26-51 were recorded for ME 302 in Spring 2018.

In the semester system, topics in lectures 1-33 are usually covered in ME 3011, while topics in lectures 33-51 are usually covered in ME 3121.

ME 301 - Thermodynamics I

Syllabus for Winter 2017

Lecture 1 - Concepts, Terminology, and Definitions
Lecture 2 - Energy, Heat, and Work
Lecture 3 - Conservation of Energy; Properties of Pure Substances
Lecture 4 - Properties of Pure Substances
Lecture 5 - Property Tables; Ideal Gases
Lecture 6 - Ideal Gases; Real Gases & the Compressibility Chart; Boundary Work
Lecture 7 - Boundary Work & Polytropic Processes; Energy Analysis of Closed Systems (1st Law Analysis)
Lecture 8 - Energy Analysis of Closed Systems (1st Law Analysis)
Lecture 9 - Energy Analysis of Closed Systems (1st Law Analysis), Specific Heats
Lecture 10 - Energy Analysis of Closed Systems (1st Law Analysis), Ideal Gases
Lecture 11 - Energy Analysis of Closed Systems (1st Law Analysis), Solids and Liquids; Mass Analysis of Open Systems *
Lecture 12 - Mass and Energy Analysis of Open Systems (1st Law Analysis)
Lecture 13 - Energy Analysis of Open Systems, Steady Flow Processes (1st Law Analysis) *
Lecture 14 - Energy Analysis of Open Systems, Steady Flow Processes (1st Law Analysis) *
Lecture 15 - Energy Analysis of Open Systems, Uniform Flow Processes (1st Law Analysis); Second Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Engine and Refrigeration Cycles *
Lecture 16 - Second Law of Thermodynamics; Heat Engine and Refrigeration Cycles
Lecture 17 - Second Law of Thermodynamics; Heat Engine and Refrigeration Cycles; Clausius Inequality; Entropy and the Increase in Entropy Principle
Lecture 18 - Entropy; Increase in Entropy Principle
Lecture 19 - Entropy; Increase in Entropy Principle; Isentropic Processes; T-dS Relationships
Lecture 20 - Entropy; Increase in Entropy Principle, Solids, Liquids and Ideal Gases
Lecture 21 - Isentropic Processes for Ideal Gases; Steady flow; Reversible Work; Isentropic Efficiency of Steady Flow Devices
Lecture 22 - Isentropic Efficiency of Steady Flow Devices
Lecture 23 - Gas Power Cycles; Simple Ideal Brayton Cycle
Lecture 24 - Simple Ideal & non-Ideal Brayton Cycle
Lecture 25 - Simple non-Ideal Brayton Cycle; Course Review
* Note: The audio quality is lower compared to other videos in the Thermodynamics lecture series. We will try to update this video in the future.

ME 302 - Thermodynamics II

Syllabus for Spring 2018

Lecture 26 - Course overview, Review of thermodynamics fundamentals
Lecture 27 - Review of fundamentals, variable specific heats, isentropic efficiency
Lecture 28 - Review of thermodynamic cycles, Gas power cycles, Otto Cycle
Lecture 29 - Otto cycle, Diesel cycle
Lecture 30 - Diesel cycle
Lecture 31 - Stirling and Ericsson cycles, Ideal and non-ideal simple Brayton cycle
Lecture 32 - Brayton cycle with regeneration, Brayton cycle with intercooling
Lecture 33 - Brayton cycle with intercooling and reheating, Ideal simple Rankine cycle
Lecture 34 - Ideal and non-ideal Rankine cycle, Rankine cycle with reheating
Lecture 35 - Rankine cycle with reheating, Feedwater heaters
Lecture 36 - Rankine cycle with open feedwater heater, Closed feedwater heater
Lecture 37 - Closed feedwater heaters, Vapor-compression refrigeration cycle
Lecture 38 - Non-ideal vapor-compression cycle, absorption refrigeration cycle
Lecture 39 - Review of midterm exam, Maxwell relations
Lecture 40 - Clapeyron equation, Various thermodynamic property relationships
Lecture 41 - Other thermodynamic property relationships, Ideal gases
Lecture 42 - Overview of ideal gas mixtures, Amagat's and Dalton's laws
Lecture 43 - Properties of ideal gas mixtures, Dry air/water vapor mixtures
Lecture 44 - Humidity, Enthalpy of air/water vapor mixtures, Dew point
Lecture 45 - Dew point, Adiabatic saturation, Psychrometer
Lecture 46 - Psychrometric chart, Air conditioning processes
Lecture 47 - Midterm review, Heating with humidification, Dehumidification by cooling
Lecture 48 - Dehumidification by cooling, Evaporative cooling, Cooling towers
Lecture 49 - Wet cooling towers, Stoichiometric combustion
Lecture 50 - Combustion with excess air, Dew point of combustion products
Lecture 51 - Combustion with excess air review, Course review


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