Lecture 1 - Welcome to ME 201: Thermal Fluids Coal-fueled...

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1 Welcome to ME 201: Thermal Fluids 4-stroke engine Coal-fueled power plant
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2 Adri van Duin Associate Professor Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Office: 201a Reber (teaching)/ 136 Research East (research) Phone: 814-8636277 Background: Undergraduate degree (Chemistry) from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands PhD in Chemistry from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Postdoc at University of Newcastle, UK, in Department of Fossil Fuels and Environmental Geochemistry Staff/Research faculty at California Institute of Technology in the Materlal and Process Simulation Center Since last semester : at Penn State
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3 Office hours 137 Research East Tuesday 13:00-14:30 Thursday 16:30-18:00 Outside these hours: please call or E-mail ahead for an appointment TA: Pulkit Saksena
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4 Course objectives A. Understand the relationship of thermal-fluid sciences to other engineering and non-engineering disciplines. A. Develop a rudimentary understanding of how various energy-conversion devices and systems operate, e.g. power plants, engines, and heating and cooling systems. A. Develop an appreciation for the application of fundamental principles (state relationships, conservation laws, 2nd law of thermodynamics, rate laws for transport of momentum and heat) to solve engineering problems and to understand everyday phenomena. A. Develop an appreciation for the role of experiment and empiricism as a bridge between incomplete theory and the need for information for engineering design. Text: Thermal-Fluid Sciences: An Integrated Approach , S. R. Turns Available at the Student Book Store, 330 E. College Ave.
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5 About the course text Book covers a LOT more material than we will cover in this course Make sure you have the NIST-CD Important locations: conversion factors (inside cover) Appendices with thermodynamics properties p. 1072 Answers to selected problems: p. 1149
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6 4-stroke engine What this course will teach you What this course won’t teach you - Relation between pressure, temperature and volume - Heat flow within the engine and heat leakage to the outside - Efficiency evaluation - Friction loss - Flow properties - Combustion chemistry - Detailed evaluation of different engines - Engine operation and repair - How to buy a car
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7 General course information
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8 Grade policy Homework (8) 30% (drop lowest) In-class quizzes (4) 20% (drop lowest) In-class exams (2) 30% Final exam 20% Final letter grade will be determined according to the following table. The instructor may adjust this scale in the final analysis, but in no case will scores higher than those listed be required to achieve the stated letter grades. Total points: 93 - 100 90 - 92 87 – 89 83 - 86 80 - 82 77 - 79 70 – 76 60 – 69 Below 60 Letter grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C D F This information will be posted on ANGEL
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9 House rules Classes : Laptops: OK. Please use them professionally ! Phones: No. Switch them off please.
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Lecture 1 - Welcome to ME 201: Thermal Fluids Coal-fueled...

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