ME-3500
Sp 16
1/15/16
Problem Set #1
Reading Assignment: 1.1-2.7, 3.2-3.7
Problems: See below
1) Perform the following unit conversions:
(a) 1500 in3 to m3
(b) 1500 kJ to ft.lbf
(c) 247 HP to kW
(d) 18 kg/s to lb/min
(e) 1500 lbf/in2 (psi) to bar
(f) 12.5

ME-3500
Fa 16
1/22/16
Problem Set #2
Reading Assignment: 4.1-4.8, 5.1-5.4.
Problems: See below
1) Determine the phase or phases in a system consisting of water/steam at the
following conditions and sketch Tv diagrams showing the location of each
state.
a)

ME-3500
Sp 16
2/6/16
Problem Set #3
IMPORTANT NOTE: Problem Set #3 will not be collected and graded It is
for practice only with EES.
Reading Assignment: Lecture notes on EES and EES manual (Ch. 1 only)
Problems: See below (all problems done with EES):
1)

Quiz 4
Name:
1. (5 points) A cyclic heat engine is operating between two thermal reservoirs. The heat
engine receives heat of 100 kJ per cycle from the reservoir at 1000 C and rejects heat
to the reservoir at 20 C. What is the maximum possible work output

Quiz 5
uiz 5
Name:
ame:
1. (5 points) Indicate whether the following statements are true or false.
1. (5 points) Indicate whether the following statements are true or false.
(a) The entropy of a system increases during any irreversible process.
(a) The en

PROBLEM 6.7
PROBLEM 6.11
PROBLEM 6.20
PROBLEM 6.28
PROBLEM 6.34
PROBLEM 6.34 (CONTINUED)
PROBLEM 6.39
PROBLEM 6.43
Air is compressed adiabatically in a piston-cylinder assembly from 1 bar, 300 K to 10 bar, 600
K. The air can be modeled as an ideal gas and

Problem 4.59
1
Problem 4.59, continued
#1
2
Problem 4.85
1
4.96 Figure P4.96 provides steady-state data for a throttling valve in series with a heat
exchanger. Saturated liquid Refrigerant 134a enters the valve at a pressure of 9 bar and is
throttled to a

PROBLEM 3.6
Determine the phase or phases in a system consisting of H2O at the following conditions and
sketch the p-v and T-v diagrams showing the location of each state.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
p = 10 bar, T = 179.9oC
p = 10 bar, T = 150oC
T = 100oC, p = 0.

PROBLEM 2.26
PROBLEM 2.28
PROBLEM 2.33
Note: Minus signs
signify energy transfer
by work to the gas.
PROBLEM 2.45
Problem 2.56
Each line of the following table gives data for a process of a closed system. Each entry has the
same energy units. Determine th

Checking understanding
1-10 IGBEHDJAFC
1-26 C
1.42 Air is contained in a vertical piston-cylinder assembly such that the piston is in static
equilibrium. The atmosphere exerts a pressure of 101 kPa on top of the 0.5-meter-diameter
piston. The gage pressur

ME 3501: Example Problems for Midterm 2
1. A heat pump is used to maintain a house at a constant temperature of 23 C when the
outside air temperature is 0 C. The house is losing heat to the outside air through the
walls and the windows at a rate of 60,000