Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Advanced Thermodynamics

ME 50000 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

The 0th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Law of Thermodynamics and their applications in thermodynamic systems; Macroscopic thermodynamics and physics behind concepts on energy, entropy and the Laws; Availability concept and analysis for open and closed systems; Legendre transformation and its application; Real gas concept and its state equation; Thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures also if time permitted.

PRIMARY TRACK: Fluid & Thermal Sciences; Energy 


K. Annamalai, I. K. Puri, and M. A. Jog, Advanced Thermodynamics Engineering, 2nd Edition, CRC Press


After completion of this course, the students should be able to:

  1. Understand energy and entropy from both macroscopic and microscopic point view
  2. Understand exergy, availability, and irreversibility in closed and open thermodynamic systems
  3. Apply the 1st Law for steady and transient systems.
  4. Apply the 2nd Law for cyclic systems
  5. Apply mass, energy, entropy, and availability balance equations for closed and open thermodynamic systems
  6. Understand maximum entropy and minimum energy principles
  7. Understand thermo-mechanical equilibrium, thermo-mechanical-chemical equilibrium, and chemical availability for open and closed systems
  8. Understand (mathematical) approach to thermodynamics
  9. Discuss state equations for real gas and fluids in terms of measurable properties.
  10. Derive thermodynamic relations between the measurable and non-measurable properties.

1. Entropy

2. Exergy, availability, irreversibility in closed and open systems

3. Minimum energy principles

4. Equilibrium