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Course Detail

Course Name Introduction to Thermodynamics
Course Code 15 AES 202
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Three
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Review of the Laws of Thermodynamics – Introduction to Engineering Applications of Thermodynamic Equilibrium – Quasi-static Process – Cyclic Process – Work and Heat – Application of First Law for Open and Closed Systems: Typical Work Transfer and Heat Transfer Devices – Perfect Gas – Equation of State – Specific Heats – Real Gas Models – Compressibility Chart – Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids – Pure Substance – Phase-change Process of Pure Substance – P-V-T Surface – SteamTables.

Unit 2

Introduction to the Application of Second Law of Thermodynamics – Heat Engine – Heat Pump – Refrigerator – Irreversible Processes – Reversible Processes – Carnot Cycle – Carnot Engine – Carnot Theorems – Clausius Inequality – Concept of Entropy and Entropy Change – Introduction to Compressibility and Compressible Flow – Propagation of Sound – Mach number.

Unit 3

Thermodynamic Property Relations: Cyclic Rule, Maxwell Relations, T-D-S Equations – Clausius-Clapeyron Equation – Joule-Thomson coefficient and Inversion Line -Fundamentals of Power cycles: Air Standard Otto and Diesel Cycles, Rankine Cycle, Reversed Carnot Cycle, Brayton Cycle and its Application in Propulsion Systems.

Text Books

  1. Cengel, Y. A. and Boles, M. A., “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach,” Tata McGraw, 2002.
  2. Saad, M. A., “Thermodynamics: Principles and Practice,” Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1998


  1. Borganakke, S. and Wylen V. “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics,” Wiley, New York, 2003.

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