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BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
15ME33
BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
Subject Code: 15ME33
Hours/Week: 04
Total Hours: 52
IA Marks: 25
Exam Hours: 03
Exam Marks: 100
PART-A
UNIT - 1
Fundamental Concepts & Definitions: Thermodynamics definition and scope, Microscopic
and Macroscopic approaches. Some practical applications of engineering thermodynamic
Systems, Characteristics of system boundary and control surface, examples. Thermodynamic
properties; definition and units, intensive and extensive properties. Thermodynamic state,
state point, state diagram, path and process, quasi-static process, cyclic and non-cyclic
;processes; Thermodynamic equilibrium; definition, mechanical equilibrium; diathermic wall,
thermal equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, Zeroth law of thermodynamics, Temperature;
concepts, scales, fixed points and measurements.
06 Hours
UNIT - 2
Work and Heat: Mechanics, definition of work and its limitations. Thermodynamic
definition of work; examples, sign convention. Displacement work; as a part of a system
boundary, as a whole of a system boundary, expressions for displacement work in various
processes through p-v diagrams. Shaft work; Electrical work. Other types of work. Heat;
definition, units and sign convention.
06 Hours
UNIT - 3
First Law of Thermodynamics: Joules experiments, equivalence of heat and work.
Statement of the First law of thermodynamics, extension of the First law to non - cyclic
processes, energy, energy as a property, modes of energy, pure substance; definition, twoproperty rule, Specific heat at constant volume, enthalpy, specific heat at constant pressure.
Extension of the First law to control volume; steady state-steady flow energy equation,
important applications, analysis of unsteady processes such as film and evacuation of vessels
with and without heat transfer.
07 Hours
UNIT - 4
Second Law of Thermodynamics: Devices converting heat to work; (a) in a thermodynamic
cycle, (b) in a mechanical cycle. Thermal reservoir. Direct heat engine; schematic
representation and efficiency. Devices converting work to heat in a thermodynamic cycle;
reversed heat engine, schematic representation, coefficients of performance. Kelvin - Planck
statement of the Second law of Thermodynamics; PMM I and PMM II, Clausius statement of
Second law of Thermodynamics, Equivalence of the two statements; Reversible and
irreversible processes; factors that make a process irreversible, reversible heat engines,
Carnot cycle, Carnot principles.
07 Hours
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BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
15ME33
PART-B
UNIT - 5
Entropy: Clasius inequality; Statement, proof, application to a reversible cycle. Entropy;
definition, a property, change of entropy, principle of increase in entropy, entropy as a
quantitative test for irreversibility, calculation of entropy using Tds relations, entropy as
a coordinate. Available and unavailable energy.
06 Hours
UNIT - 6
Pure Substances: P-T and P-V diagrams, triple point and critical points. Subcooled liquid,
saturated liquid, mixture of saturated liquid and vapour, saturated vapour and superheated
vapour states of pure substance with water as example. Enthalpy of change of phase (Latent
heat). Dryness fraction (quality), T-S and H-S diagrams, representation of various processes
on these diagrams. Steam tables and its use. Throttling calorimeter, separating and throttling
calorimeter.
07 Hours
UNIT - 7
Thermodynamic relations: Maxwell relation, Clausius Clayperon's equation. Ideal gas;
equation of state, internal energy and enthalpy as functions of temperature only, universal and
particular gas constants, specific heats, perfect and semi-perfect gases. Evaluation of heat,
work, change in internal energy. enthalpy and entropy in various quasi-static processes.
07 Hours
UNIT - 8
Ideal gas mixture : Ideal gas mixture; Dalton's laws of partial pressures, Amagat's law of
additive volumes, evaluation of properties, Analysis of various processes. Real Gases:
Introduction. Van-der Waal's Equation of state, Van-der Waal's constants in terms of critical
properties, Law of corresponding states, compressiblity factor; compressibility chart
06 Hours
Data Handbooks :
1. Thermodynamic data hand book, B.T. Nijaguna.
2. Properties of Refrigerant & Psychometric (tables & Charts in SI Units), Dr.
S.S. Banwait, Dr. S.C. Laroiya, Birla Pub. Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, 2008
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Basic Engineering Thermodynamics, A.Venkatesh, Universities Press, 2008
2. Basic and Applied Thermodynamics, P.K.Nag, 2nd Ed., Tata McGraw Hill Pub.
REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Thermodynamics, An Engineering Approach, Yunus A.Cenegal and Michael
A.Boles, Tata McGraw Hill publications, 2002
2. Engineering Thermodynamics, J.B.Jones and G.A.Hawkins, John Wiley and Sons..
3. Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics, G.J.Van Wylen and
R.E.Sonntag, Wiley Eastern.
4. An Introduction to Thermodynamcis, Y.V.C.Rao, Wiley Eastern, 1993,
5. B.K Venkanna, Swati B. Wadavadagi “Basic Thermodynamics, PHI,
New Delhi, 2010
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BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
15ME33
CONTENTS
1. Fundamental Concepts & Definitions
4-11
2. Work and Heat
12-25
3. First Law of Thermodynamics
26-42
4. Second Law of Thermodynamics
43-60
5. Entropy
61-76
6. Pure Substances
77-86
7. Thermodynamic relations
8. Ideal gas mixture
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BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
15ME33
UNIT 1
Introduction
Thermodynamics involves the storage, transformation, and transfer of energy. Energy is
stored as internal energy (due to temperature), kinetic energy (due to motion), potential
energy (due to elevation), and chemical energy (due to chemical composition); it is
transformed from one of these forms to another; and it is transferred across a boundary as
either heat or work. We will present equations that relate the transformations and transfers of
energy to properties such as temperature, pressure, and density. The properties of materials
thus become very important. Many equations will be based on experimental observations that
have been presented as mathematical statements, or laws: primarily the first and second laws
of thermodynamics.
The mechanical engineer‟s objective in studying thermodynamics is most often the analysis
of a rather complicated device, such as an air conditioner, an engine, or a power plant. As the
fluid flows through such a device, it is assumed to be a continuum in which there are
measurable quantities such as pressure, temperature, and velocity. This book, then, will be
restricted to macroscopic or engineering thermodynamics. If the behavior of individual
molecules is important, statistical thermodynamics must be consulted.
System:
We need to fix our focus of attention in order to understand heat and work interaction.
The body or assemblage or the space on which our attention is focused is called system. The
system may be having real or imaginary boundaries across which the interaction occurs. The
boundary may be rigid and sometimes take different shapes at different times. If the system
has imaginary boundary then we must properly formulate the idea of system in our mind.
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