Mechanical Engineering

ME4421Applied Thermodynamics2 ch (2C 1T)

Air standard cycles: Open and closed gas turbine cycles with reheat, regenerative heat exchange and pressure drop. Steam power plants: analysis of vapor power systems, Rankine cycle, reheat and regenerative cycles; binary and nuclear plant cycles, power plant performance parameters, exergy accounting of a vapor power plant. Basic analysis of combined cycle power plants. Refrigeration systems. Properties of gas and vapor mixtures, psychometric principles, air-conditioning processes. Combustion: fuels, chemical equations, experimental analysis and the products of combustion.

Prerequisites: (ME 2413 or ME 3413), (ME 2415 or ME 3415). Recommended ME 3433, ME 3435, ME 3522, ME 3524.