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Course : Thermodynamics

Course Number
MENG 2203
Section Number
301
Semester
Summer I 2022
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall, MY 136
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Apply SI and English engineering units, including units for specific volume, pressure, and temperature

Demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to the first law of thermodynamics., including internal, kinetic, and potential energy, work, heat transfer, and power cycles

Sketch T-v, p-v, and phase diagrams, and locate states on these diagrams

Apply mass and energy balances to control volumes

Describe the Carnot cycle

Evaluate entropy change between two states, and analyze isentropic processes

Demonstrate understanding of key concepts related to exergy analysis

Sketching schematic cycles and accompanying T-s diagrams

Define gas power systems, the Otto, and Diesel cycles

Develop understanding of basic vapor-compression refrigeration and heat pump cycles

Calculate p-v-T data using equations of state

Demonstrate basic understanding of humidity ratio, relative humidity, and Dew point temperature

Pre-requisites : MATH 2534 Calculus III

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator

 

  • Lecture Format

This course consists of a two 50-minutes sessions per day (MTWR). The two hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, you will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on your own to further your understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged and rewarded.

 

  • Exams

There will be two regular exams plus a final one at the end of the semester. Each exam is based on two testing parts. A Theoretical part based on chapters reading (closed book) is designed to test the students’ ability to acquire a self-reading knowledge of the taught materials. A hand written sheet summarizing the exam materials is allowed during the closed book part. A practical part (open book) is designed to test the students’ ability to analyze and solve a set of problems. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams. During this part only your hand written notes, the textbook, and the handouts distributed by the instructor are allowed. Any other document is considered illegal. You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. No make-up exam will be given. It is strictly forbidden to use cell phones or other electronic devices with the exception of a simple calculator during the exam. Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of the exam and restituted at the end of it.

 

  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the scores earned in the two regular exams, the final exam, the average score earned in the homework, and a score for the student attitude. The first exam contributes 10%, the second exam contributes 25%, the third exam contributes 35%, homework average contributes 20%, and participation, neatness, attitude, and class attendance contribute 10%, for a total of 100%. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X =0.10 x (exam1 score) + 0.25 x (exam 2 score) + 0.35 x (third exam score) + 0.20 x (homework average score) + 0.10 x (participation/neatness/attitude/attendance scores).The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from the following grade levels:

Course attendance is mandatory. Each unjustified absence takes off 0.5% from your attitude grade.

 

  • Exams

There will be two regular exams plus a final one at the end of the semester. Each exam is based on two testing parts. A Theoretical part based on chapters reading (closed book) is designed to test the students’ ability to acquire a self-reading knowledge of the taught materials. A hand written sheet summarizing the exam materials is allowed during the closed book part. A practical part (open book) is designed to test the students’ ability to analyze and solve a set of problems. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams. During this part only your hand written notes, the textbook, and the handouts distributed by the instructor are allowed. Any other document is considered illegal. You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. No make-up exam will be given. It is strictly forbidden to use cell phones or other electronic devices with the exception of a simple calculator during the exam. Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of the exam and restituted at the end of it.

 

  • Homework & Quizzes

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters by the instructor. Organized, neat with appropriate content, homework have to be turned in on the due date at the beginning of class, 20% of the grade. After the deadline, homework will still be accepted till the end of the semester, 12% of the grade. There will be a quiz given for each homework to encourage the students to study the course materials and do the homework by themselves. Quizzes will consist of questions related to current homework problems, 80% of the grade. You are expected to take these quizzes on scheduled dates and times specified by the instructor. No make-up quiz will be given. It is absolutely forbidden during the quiz session to use cell phones or other electronic devices with the exception of a hand calculator. Each student is responsible for submitting his own individual personal homework and quiz copy, written in his own words. No dual or group homework copy is accepted unless specified by the instructor.

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