This course supplements the 2nd Class Thermodynamics Paper A2 course, POWR 1220. Provides additional assistance in order for students to successfully complete the B.C. Safety Authority's exam. This course is run using virtual classroom environment (elluminate) via the internet.
Presently registered in any 2nd class power engineering course, or, will be registered in the future in a 2nd class power engineering course, or, former student of 2nd class power engineering.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will learn:
a. Heat and measurement of heat
Units of heat and their relationship
Sensible and latent heat
b. Expansion of solids and heat transfer
Linear, surface and volumetric expansion
Conduction, convection and radiation
c. Work and heat
Mechanical equivalent of heat
Laws of thermodynamics
Boyle s and Charles Laws
General gas law
Characteristic constant of a gas
Specific heats of gases
d. Expansion and compression of gases
Dalton s Law of partial pressures
Adiabatic, isothermal and polytropic
Ratios of expansion and compression
Work done during expansion and compression
e. Thermodynamics of steam
Saturated and superheated steam
Specific heat of superheatedsteam
Throttling and separating calorimeters
Internal energy of steam, enthalpy
Entropy of water, evaporation and superheated steam
Temperature-entropy diagrams and charts
Computations of entropy values
g. Practical Cycles
i. Practical cycles: Rankine; Otto; Diesel; Brayton, thermal efficiencies; Pressure-volume and temperature-entropy diagrams.
ii. Energy flow calculations; Efficiency limits of heat engines, Boiler and plant efficiencies, Heat balance testing.
Effective as of Winter 2008
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