Thermodynamics I

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Thermodynamics I

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Heat Wave Physics, FIS 1043

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    48
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION
    This course gives the fundamental knowledge of properties of substances which are part of Energy Transformation Processes. In addition, the course teaches how to perform energy balance applied to processes, cycles and mixtures with the purpose of studying their characteristics and determine the mechanical or thermal efficiency.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Understand the importance of the properties of pure substances and be able to apply them to general situations of engineering using the First and the Second Law of the Thermodynamic.
    At the end the course the students they will be able to:

    1. Apply energy balance through the First Law of the Thermodynamic.
    2. Study the properties of the substances involved in energy transformation processes.
    3. Establish the feasibility of aprocess by appliging the Second Law of the Thermodynamic.
    4. Compare actual and ideal devices performance by thermal or mechanical efficiency.
    TOPICS
    • Fundamental concepts and definitions
    • Properties of the pure substance in the regions of multiple phases
    • Ideal and Real gases
    • The First Law of the Thermodynamics
    • The Second Law of the Thermodynamics.
    • Entropy balances and efficiencies.
    COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO MEETING THE PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
    The knowledge of thermodynamics properties of substances and their relationship with other engineering areas, make possible the design of thermal systems and energy transfer devices.

    BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
    YUNUS A. CENGEL. Thermodynamics. México. McGraw Hill. 2007