University of Technology Sydney

48651 Thermodynamics

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Requisite(s): 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2 AND ( 68037 Physical Modelling OR (68042 Physical Modelling A AND 68043 Physical Modelling B))

Fields of practice: Mechanical Engineering program



The objectives of this subject are to develop a fundamental understanding of applied thermodynamics from an engineering perspective, lay the groundwork for subsequent studies in the fields related to energy systems, and increase an awareness and emphasis on energy resources and environmental issues. Topics include thermodynamic properties of pure substances, work and heat, the first law of thermodynamics, applications to closed systems, applications to open systems, the second law of thermodynamics, irreversibility, entropy, Rankine cycle and steam engines, refrigeration cycle, Brayton cycle and gas turbine engines, Otto cycle and spark ignition engines, and diesel cycle and compression ignition engines.

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