Basic Concepts of Thermal Systems: Thermal sciences definitions, Energy, work, power definitions; Related areas


Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics: Concept of system; Definition of property, state and process; Definition of specific volume, temperature; pressure, variation of pressure in liquids, measurement of pressure;(Ch2)


Introductory concepts: Concept of energy, Internal energy, Introduction to energy transfer by heat, work; introduction to first law (Ch3)


Evaluating Properties: Pure substance; phases of pure substances and phase diagram illustration (ex: water); evaluation of  properties from vapor and liquid tables; concept of enthalpy; specific heats; Ideal gas relation, evaluation of properties Using ideal gas tables, Polytrophic process definition.  (CH4)


The First Law of Thermodynamics for closed Systems: First law for closed systems (control mass); First Law for cycles, (Power, refrigeration, heat pump) . (Ch5)


The First Law of Thermodynamics for Control Volumes (CV’s): Conservation of mass and conservation of energy for CV (CH6)

Steady State CV’s, simple applications of First law:  Nozzle, diffusor, turbine, compressors and pumps (CH5)


The Second Law of Thermodynamics: statements, Irreversible/reversible prcoess;  Carnot Cycle, Definition of Entropy (simply) for systems, CV’s and cycles, Entropy Change, Isentropic Processes, illustrations for isentropic processes, isentropic efficiency description. (CH7-CH 8)


Basics of Power Systems: Gas power systems: Internal Combustion Engines (illustration and basic concepts) , Simple gas turbine analysis (CH9.1-9.7)


Basics of Power Systems: Ideal Simlpe Rankine Cycle, Vapor Compression refrigeration and Heat pump systems (illustration and basic concepts-simple cycle analysis (CH9.10-9.17)


Introduction to Fluid Mechanics- Basic Concepts (CH 10-11)


Bernoulli and Energy Equations: Definition of Viscosity and shear stress; Definition of The Bernoulli Equation; Applications of Bernoulli Equation(CH12), some important non dimensional numbers (Re, Eu) (CH 14,CH 15)


Heat Transfer Introduction- Definitions of Conduction and Fourier’s law, Newton’s law of cooling (convection), Stefan–Boltzmann law (thermal radiation) (CH 16)

Conduction: Steady state conduction through a plane wall; Circuit analogy; Applications of plane wall (CH17)


Heat Transfer-Convection-Compound convection-conduction analysis-simple circuit analogy, some important non dimensional numbers (Pr, Nu), Definition of forced and free convection and illustration of effects on convection coefficient  (CH19-CH20)


Heat Transfer -Radiation: Fundamental Concepts (Definitions of Emissivity, Absorptivity, Reflectivity, Transmissivity, view factors) (CH 21)

Application of Heat transfer modes: Heat exchanger fundamentals (CH 22)