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Syllabus ( ME 242 )


   Basic information
Course title: Applications of Thermodynamics
Course code: ME 242
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alp Er KONUKMAN
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2019, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: ME 241 (minimum DD)
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of this course is to introduce most common engineering applications of thermodynamics including vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pump systems, psychrometric applications, and chemical applications.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and analyze thermodynamic models of vapor power and gas power systems.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Have a basic level of knowledge in mathematics, science and mechanical engineering.
    2. Have the ability to identify, model and solve engineering problems using specific methods and modern engineering tools
    3. Research engineering solutions for current problems within economic, manufacturability and sustainability constraints
    4. Prepare and manage projects in the fields of mechanical and thermal systems and work professionally in these fields.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Understand the components and basic assumptions for the refrigeration systems.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Have a basic level of knowledge in mathematics, science and mechanical engineering.
    2. Have the ability to identify, model and solve engineering problems using specific methods and modern engineering tools
    3. Research engineering solutions for current problems within economic, manufacturability and sustainability constraints
    4. Prepare and manage projects in the fields of mechanical and thermal systems and work professionally in these fields.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Perform exergy analysis.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Have a basic level of knowledge in mathematics, science and mechanical engineering.
    2. Have the ability to identify, model and solve engineering problems using specific methods and modern engineering tools
    3. Research engineering solutions for current problems within economic, manufacturability and sustainability constraints
    4. Prepare and manage projects in the fields of mechanical and thermal systems and work professionally in these fields.

    Type of Assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Chemical Reactions and Combustion
Week 2: Exergy Analysis
Week 3: Vapor Power Systems
Week 4: Vapor Power Systems
Week 5: Gas Power Systems
Week 6: Gas Power Systems
Week 7: Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems
Week 8: Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems
Week 9: Midterm, Thermodynamic Relations
Week 10: Thermodynamic Relations
Week 11: Gas Mixtures
Week 12: Gas-Vapor Mixtures and Air Conditioning
Week 13: Chemical and Phase Equilibrium
Week 14: Chemical and Phase Equilibrium
Week 15*:
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Çengel Y.A., M.A. Boles (2015). Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 8th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education, USA.
Recommended readings: Moran M.J., H.N. Shapiro, D.D. Boettner, M.B. Bailey (2015). Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, SI Version, 8th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, USA.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Type of Assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 9 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 35
Final exam: 16 35
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 2 13
Own studies outside class: 2 13
Practice, Recitation: 2 13
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 11
Own study for mid-term exam: 8 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 14 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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