Conservation of Mass, the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and the Engineering Approach to Problem Solving.
Work and heat transfer as means for changing system energy.
Properties of pure substances, analyses of individual devices, systems and cyclic devices.
Entropy, reversible and irreversible processes, device and cycle performance.
Application to engineering problems such as IC and gas turbine engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, plus power generation.
Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.
There are four learning objectives associated with this course:
The ME 200 textbook is "Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics," Wiley, by Moran et. al., and any of the 7th, 8th, or 9th editions are acceptable. Divisions 6 and 8 will be provided course materials and this text is optional.