ENES 232 - Thermodynamics
A study of the properties, characteristics, and fundamental equations of substances in the solid, liquid, and vapor states, as well as the basic laws of work and heat transfer. Application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the analysis of heat engines, refrigeration systems, gas mixtures, and reactions. PREREQUISITE(S): PHYS 161 with a grade of C or better. Three hours each week. Formerly ES 232.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the concept of a thermodynamic system as well as the properties used to describe such systems
- Describe the concept of energy balance for a closed system
- Calculate thermodynamic properties that characterize the solid, liquid and vapor phases of a pure substance as well as mixtures of these phases in thermodynamics equilibrium.
- Describe the concept of a control volume and be able to calculate the mass and energy balance for a control volume under steady-state and transient conditions.
- Analyze various statements of the Second Law and be able to identify factors that make thermodynamic processes irreversible.
- Calculate the Carnot efficiency of a thermodynamic cycle using the concept of an absolute temperature scale.
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