About the Course
This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles you will ever learn Thermodynamics: the science of transferring energy from one place or form to another place or form.
We will introduce the tools you need to analyze energy systems from solar panels, to engines, to insulated coffee mugs. More specifically, we will cover the topics of mass and energy conservation principles; first law analysis of control mass and control volume systems; properties and behavior of pure substances; and applications to thermodynamic systems operating at steady state conditions.
Skills you will gain
- Energy Systems
- Mechanical Engineering
- Energy Analysis
Basic undergraduate engineering or science student.
- In this module, we frame the context of energy and power supply and demand around the world. You will learn that understanding and correctly using units are critical skills for successfully analyzing energy systems.
- In this module, we will get started with the fundamental definitions for energy transfer, including the definitions of work transfer and heat transfer.
- In this module, we introduce our first abstract concepts of thermodynamics properties – including the specific heats, internal energy, and enthalpy.
- In this module we introduce the combined application of the Conservation of Mass and the Conservation of Energy for system analysis.
- In this module, we tackle some of the most difficult systems to analyze – transient or time-varying systems.
- In this module, we introduce some of the concepts of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
- In this module we focus on in-depth analysis of a Rankine power plant.
- In this module, we have a brief discussion of energy carriers – including fossil fuels and battery materials.
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