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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "ENGR 213"
COURSE NAME: "Engineering Fundamentals: Thermodynamics"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session I 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Ganley
EMAIL: jganley@johncabot.edu
HOURS: MTWTH 11:10-1:00 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: Principles of Chemistry; Introduction to Physics
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides an introduction to Thermodynamics, a branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. It defines macroscopic variables, such as internal energy, entropy, and pressure that partly describe a body of matter or radiation. It states that the behavior of those variables is subject to general constraints that are common to all materials, not the peculiar properties of particular materials. These general constraints are expressed in the four laws of thermodynamics, which can be explained by statistical mechanics, in terms of the microscopic constituents. The course includes basic elements of classical thermodynamics, including first and second laws, properties of pure materials, ideal gas law, reversibility and irreversibility, and Carnot cycle; control volume analysis of closed simple systems and open systems at steady state; engineering applications, including cycles; psychrometrics.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

Thermodynamic properties of chemical species; First and Second Law analysis of closed and open systems; thermodynamic analysis of heat engines, refrigeration units, and heat pumps; Second Law efficiency and feasibility analysis; energy balances on reacting systems (e.g., combustion).

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

 

(1)    Demonstrate logical and rigorous engineering problem solving ability.

(2)    Compute thermodynamic properties (v, u , h, s) of pure fluids (tables) and ideal gases (equations of state) as functions of temperature and pressure.

(3)    Sketch and label simple phase diagrams and draw process paths.

(4)    Apply First and Second Law thermodynamic analysis to simple machines such as pistons, cylinders, heat exchangers, turbines, and compressors. These include both open and closed systems which may operate under transient or steady state conditions.

(5)    Calculate heat and work terms and efficiencies for heat engines, refrigerators, and heat pumps.

(6)    Solve coupled First and Second Law problems to assess process feasibility, second law efficiency, and lost work.

(7)    Evaluate energy balances for reacting systems (e.g., combustion).

(8)   Demonstrate a comprehension of the vocabulary used in engineering thermodynamic calculations and analysis.

TEXTBOOK:
NONE
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
HomeworkHomework assignments will be graded: the average grade weighs 20 percent of the final grade.20%
QuizzesQuizzes will administered in hard copy format. Details will be announced in class. Each quiz score accounts for fifteen percent of the final grade.60%
Final Exam (Comprehensive)The final exam is comprehensive. If a student misses two classes or fewer during the course, they may add the weight of a low quiz score to that of the final exam.20%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance is not part of the course grade. However, students that miss even a single day of lecture are likely to fall behind in the course material. Each concept introduced in the course builds on mastery of previous concepts. The best strategy for success in this course is to attend every single lecture diligently. The University policy for attendance and absence follow.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY 
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until ____________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE



TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Modifications will be announced in class)

Session

Session Focus

Reading Assignment /

Other Assignment

Meeting Place/Exam Dates

Week 1

Energy/Process Definitions; Temperature, Pressure, Significant Figures; Properties of Pure Substances (ideal gas, equations of state, phase diagrams, steam tables).

TBA 

 

Week 2

First Law of Thermodynamics (ideal gas thermodynamic properties, steam systems, closed systems, nozzle, diffuser, and throttle valves).

 TBA 

First quiz: Thursday, (Week 2)

Week 3

First Law, cont’d. (pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers, tank filling operations, multi-unit systems).

TBA

 Second quiz: Thursday, (Week 3)

Week 4

Second Law of Thermodynamics (introduction, entropy balance, ideal gas entropy and isentropic processes, open and closed systems)

 TBA 

Third quiz: Thursday, (Week 4)

Week 5

Second Law, cont’d. (device efficiencies, two heat exchanger systems, Rankine cycles, stoichiometry and reacting systems).

TBA 

 

Fourth quiz: Thursday, (Week 5)

Final Exam COMPREHENSIVE on Friday, (End of Week 5)