THE300 - Thermodynamics

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Subject Title

Subject Description
Students examine concepts including temperature, pressure, heat transfer, entropy, enthalpy, work and conversion of energy and learn about the laws of thermodynamics and their manifestations in everyday life. Special emphasis will be placed on applying the theory to aspects relevant to the Aviation field. Various types of Aviation Internal Combustion Engines, their cycles, construction, principles of operation and characteristics will be studied.   

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Perform calculations involving ideal gases by using the combined gas law or the ideal gas equation.
  2. Calculate the work done on or by a perfect gas undergoing a reversible isothermal process, a reversible adiabatic process, etc.
  3. Calculate the heat gained by a perfect gas undergoing a thermodynamic cycle containing several different processes.
  4. Use the steady-flow energy equation to solve problems involving simple thermodynamic systems in which steady flow occurs. 
  5. Solve heat transfer problems involving one or more of the following heat transfer mechanisms: conduction, forced or natural convection and radiation.
  6. Calculate the change in entropy of a perfect gas which undergoes a reversible Isothermal process, a reversible adiabatic process, etc. 
  7. Draw P-v diagrams for heat engine cycles such as the Otto cycle, the Diesel cycle etc. and calculate the air standard thermal efficiencies for such cycles for given conditions. 

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