Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Advanced Thermodynamics

ME 50000 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

The empirical, physical basis of the laws of thermodynamics. Availability concepts and applications. Properties and relations between properties in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. The criteria of equilibrium. Application to a variety of systems and problems including phase and reaction equilibrium.

PRIMARY TRACK: Fluid & Thermal Sciences; Energy 


Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Winterbone and Turan, Elsevier, 2nd Edition

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