- Capstone Design
Course Outline (Fall 2013)
Prof. G. Ciccarelli
McLaughlin Hall room 318
Office hours: open door policy
This is an introductory course in thermodynamics that provides a solid background for further study in the thermo-fluids area. In the later sections of the course, there is some overlap with MECH 330; topics that are introduced in this course are covered in greater detail in MECH 330.
Assignments are to be handed in at the MECH 230 assignment drop box on the third floor of McLaughlin Hall. You have until they lock the doors to hand in the assignment on the due date. Marked assignments will be left in the assignment return box usually by the following week. Due to the resources available, only one question of each assignment will be marked. The assignment problems have been carefully selected to reinforce the key points of the lectures, and one can expect that they will fairly represent the contents of the mid-term and exam. Thus, students are strongly recommended to challenge themselves with the assignments. Since the tutorial questions will usually resemble assignment questions, tutorial participation is also strongly recommended. NOTE: No tutorial or assignment for week 1.
Tutors and Office Hours:
Exams will be closed book however a single 8.5"x11" formula sheet (single
side for the quizes and both sides for the final) will be permitted.
Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 7th Edition by Moran & Shapiro.
(older textbook versions are fine for content but assignment questions taken from the end of the chapter will not match up)
- Introduction to Thermodynamics
- Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
- Evaluating Thermodynamic Properties
- Control Volume Energy Analysis
- Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy
- Vapor Power Cycles
- Gas Power Cycles
Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you have a disability or health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the Accessibility Services Office as soon as possible. The Accessibility Services staff are available by appointment to assess specific needs, provide referrals and arrange appropriate accommodations. The sooner you let them and me know your needs, the quicker we can assist you in achieving your learning goals in this course.