Course Description

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:

  • To successfully employ the systematic engineering approach to problem solving
  • To master applying the Law of Mass Conservation when analyzing thermodynamics problems
  • To be proficient in the use of the 1st Law of Thermodynamics so you can perform energy accounting when solving thermodynamics problems
  • To be a competent user of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics so you can solve thermodynamics problems

Spring 2020 Details

The ME 200 textbook is "Moran, M. J., Shapiro, H.N., Boettner, D.D., Bailey, M.B., Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, Wiley."

The 7th, 8th, or 9th edition are acceptable. Division 1 will be provided course materials and this text is optional.

Some of these items will not be available until next semester