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Mechanical Engineering 40 Thermodynamics Summer 2013

Instructor William Louisos, PhD


Office: 301 Perkins Building Phone: (802) 656-3357 E-mail: William.Louisos@uvm.edu Office hours: TBA

Course Description
ME 040 Section Z1 (CRN 60653) 3.00 Credit Hours Principles of engineering thermodynamics; Application of these principles to thermodynamic cycles. Prerequisites: Math 22 and Physics 31 with 21.

Course Format
Four 2 hour and 45 minute lectures held Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am 11:45 am. All classes will be held in room TBA. May 20 June 14

Textbook
Thermodynamics An Engineering Approach Cengel & Boles, McGraw-Hill 7th Edition.

Chapter Topics
1. Basic concepts in thermodynamics: systems, temperature & pressure, units 2. The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation of Energy), forms of energy transfer by heat and work, introduction to cycle analysis & efficiencies 3. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: phases, change of phase, steam tables, internal energy, enthalpy, specific heat, ideal-gases, equations of state 4. Energy analysis of closed systems, expansion (moving boundary) work, enthalpies, specific heats of ideal gases, real gases, solids, and liquids 5. Mass and Energy analysis applied to open systems: steady-state vs. transient flow, 1-D approximations, applications to engineering devices 6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics: Statements of second law, irreversibilities, heat engines, refrigerators & heat pumps, Carnot cycles 7. Entropy: Concepts, Tds relations, entropy change, isentropic processes & efficiencies 9-10. An introduction to Gas & Vapor Power Systems Consistent with the Universitys policy on intellectual property rights, all teaching and curricular materials (including but not limited to classroom lectures, class notes, exams, handouts, and presentations) are the property of the instructor. Therefore, electronic recording and/or transmission of classes or class notes is prohibited without the express written permission of the instructor.

Evaluation
Examination I Examination II Final Examination Homework 30% 30% 30% 10%

Scheme ( + / - will be used ) A B C D 90 100 80 89 70 79 60 69

Final Exam: Date TBA

Course Related Issues


No make-up exams or quizzes will be given other than under exceptional circumstances. Documentation of such circumstances may be required in order to schedule a makeup. Alternate exam scheduling is not an option. All exams shall be administered during the scheduled time period. All questions related to grading of homework assignments or exams must be resolved with the teaching assistant or the instructor within one week of the return of the graded item. All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the day that they are due. Please do not work on assignments during class time.

Academic Integrity
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This course shall be in accordance with the University of Vermonts Code of Academic Integrity as defined by the Center for Student Ethics and Standards. http://www.uvm.edu/cses/

Course Pedagogy
Importance of Homework: Solving thermodynamic problems is the only way to understand and master the topic. Thus, homework is an important part of this class. Solutions to the homework will be posted and/or given in class soon after the due date. For these reasons, homework submitted after the due date will receive a severe grading penalty. Collaboration: You are encouraged to discuss the homework problems with classmates; however, the final work you turn in must be your own. Copying someone elses work is unacceptable. You are encouraged to help each other understand the concepts and problem solving techniques involved. There is a clear distinction between discussing work and copying someone elses work. If you simply copy what someone else has done, you are not increasing your understanding of the material. It is very easy to recognize copying. Presentation: Sloppy, untidy submission of work will be penalized for two main reasons. First, it is not the responsibility of the grader to attempt to decipher your solution because it is either hardly readable or disorganized. Second, as a professional engineer, it is important that you learn to communicate your work in the most professional manner possible. This includes the presentation of plots, charts, graphs, figures, equations, and short essays. Website: The UVM blackboard will be used primarily for posting assignments, solutions, and information communicated to the class via UVMs email system. An instrument too often overlooked in our technical world is a human eye connected to the brain of an intelligent human being. Ralph Peck, PhD, National Medal of Science