MET314 Applied Thermodynamics

This course lays the groundwork for the student's future studies in the area of thermal design, encompassing the fields of power, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics covered include basics such as the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equations of state for gases and vapors, and psychometrics. Building on this foundation, thermodynamic processes and cycles will be introduced, including the Carnot, and Vapor Compression refrigeration cycles. Thermal equipment such as boilers, turbines, evaporators, condensers, compressors and heat exchangers will be analyzed. Prerequisite(s): PHY 136 and MTH 130 Credits: 3 (3,0)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction and Basic Concepts
  • Energy, Energy Transfer, and General Energy Anslysis
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Energy Analysis of Closed Systems
  • Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes
  • The Second law of Thermodynamics
  • Entropy
  • Carnot cycle
  • Otto cycle
  • Diesel cycle
  • Brayton cycle
  • Rankine Cycle
  • Refrigeration Cycles