Thermodynamics Study Material

# Thermodynamics Study Material - Thermodynamics Qualifying...

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Thermodynamics Qualifying Exam Study Material The candidate is expected to have a thorough understanding of undergraduate engineering thermodynamics topics. These topics are listed below for clarification. Not all instructors cover exactly the same material during a course, thus it is important for the candidate to closely examine the subject areas listed below. The textbooks listed below are a good source for the review and study of a majority of the listed topics. One final note, the example problems made available to the candidates are from past exams and do not cover all subject material. These problems are not to be used as the only source of study material. The topics listed below should be your guide for what you are responsible for knowing. Suggested textbook: Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics , 4 th Ed., Michael Mortan and Howard Shapiro, (John Wiley & Sons, pub.) Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach , 4 th Ed., Yunus Cengal and Michael Boles, (McGraw Hill, pub.) Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics , 4 th Ed., Gordon Van Wylen, Richard Sonntag, and Claus Borgnakke, (John Wiley & Sons, pub.) Topic areas: 1. Properties of pure substances. a. Identify states from properties b. Using equations of state and general compressibility charts/tables 2. First Law a. Application to closed and open systems b. Steady and unsteady formulations and use 3. Entropy and Second Law a. Definition of entropy b. Carnot efficiency c. Application to closed and open systems 4. Irreversibility, Availability, and Energy a. Application to closed and open systems 5. Power and refrigeration systems a. Rankine cycle with modifications b. Vapor compression refrigeration c. Air-standard cycles d. Calculation of efficiencies and COPs 6. Thermodynamic relations a. Maxwell relations b. Behavior of real gases c. Formulation for calculating changes in properties for real gases d. Use of generalized correction charts/tables for entropy and enthalpy 7. Mixtures and Solutions a. Ideal gases b. Properties of mixtures

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8. Chemical reactions a. Equation balancing / stoichiometry b. Enthalpy of formation c. Heat of reaction d. First law for a reacting system 9. Phase and chemical equilibrium a. Requirements for equilibrium b. Phase equilibrium for a pure substance c. Gibbs phase rule d. Chemical equilibrium for a mixture of reacting ideal gases
Name ___________________________ Summer 2007 Qualifying Exam: Thermodynamics CLOSED BOOK This portion of the qualifying exam is closed book. You may have a calculator.

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