Vanilo Leveque
Lab: Mixing Chamber
MECH225: Thermodynamics
Professor Frank Caserta
04/30/2010
Abstract
Mixing chambers are utilized in many different forms in everyday applications and industrial
power/processes. The most common form of a mixing chamber i
Objective

Learn about forms of electrical power generation

Perform a performance analysis of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Investigate the factors that influence the fuel cells performance

Learn how these factors can be controlled and what st
Abstract
During the lab session an air to air heat exchanger was given to determine the function of
the air to air heat exchanger, and the 1st law of thermodynamics the energy that is transferred
from the air exhaust should be equal to the energy transfer
Abstract
In this lab we used a steam turbine, we started the engine and it was recording every
data at certain points. The engine had that computer to control it and let it know what to do, it
also was taking the data at each point that we needed.
Introdu
Objective
To determine the thermal efficiency and cost of operation for a single cylinder Briggs and
Stratton gasoline engine.
Procedure 1
1) Power on thermodynamics lab exhaust system to engine exhaust
2) Power on system. Do not start engine until a thor
Abstract
In this experiment we have to find the temperature in (C) and convert it in temperature
(K), we also had to find the final volume and the theoretical volume in mm^3 and last finalist we
had to find the % error. After finding those data we have to
Objective
Determine the average density, specific volume and specific gravity of several solids and
liquids. Utilize this information to develop graphs to verify that intensive properties are constant
with sample size where extensive properties vary the q
Into/Sample calculation
In this lab, we have to find the absolute pressure and the temperature (experimental and
tables) with the given vacuum pressure in Kpa. After finding the information we have to find the
% error, the equation is
temperature and abso
Objective
Boyles law is derived from the ideal gas law and used to identify the relationship
between volume and pressure in a gas when the temperature and mass remain constant.
1) Calculate the theoretical final pressure of a body of air when it is compre
Objective
To develop a uniform graphing technique consistent with standard acceptable by industry
from the given sets of data. Get familiar with graphing techniques and also exercise graphing
procedure.
Abstract
To use the graph, we must use the logarithm
Objectives
1_ A) To gain an understanding of the basic principle of pressure being the ratio of force to unit
area.
B) To become familiar with the operation and use of various pressure measuring devices.
2_A) To gain experience in determining atmospheric
Objective
The objective of this experiment is:
A) To compare accuracys of various measuring devices
B) To use excel to determine an equation for a copperconstantan thermocouple
and compare results to publish equation
C) Utilize excel to create plots of d