Course content:

System and its surroundings, properties of a substance, thermodynamic equilibrium, ideal gas equation of state, energy, transfer of energy between system and its surrounding, change state and thermodynamic process, reversible and irreversible processes, simple system, enthalpy, constant-volume and constant-pressure specific heats, pure substance thermodynamic surfaces, the first law of thermodynamics for a control volume, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, numerical value of entropy, the second law of thermodynamics for a control volume.

Text Book:

Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, Michael J. Moran, Howard N. Shapiro, Daise D. Boettner, Margaret B. Bailey, 8th Edition, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 978-1-118-96088-2.


Reference Books:

  1. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, R.E. Sonntag, C. Borgnakke, G.J. Van Wylen, John Wiley& Sons; 6th Ed., 2002, ISBN 0471152323
  2. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach”, Y.A. Çengel, M.A. Boles, McGraw-Hill, 4th Ed., 2002.

Course Objectives:

To teach basic principles of classical thermodynamics; train students to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in thermodynamics.

Course Outcomes:

  • Gain the ability to use thermodynamic terminology and concepts appropriately.
  • Learn the methods used to analyze energy and mass transfers for steady and transient systems.
  • Understanding of reversible and irreversible process.
  • Learn the methods to apply the concepts of irreversibility, availability and efficiency to various systems.

Assessment Criteria (subjected to changes)

Quizzes: 25%

One midterm: 35%

Final exam: 40%