Thermodynamics - II (ME2123)


Thermodynamics - I (ME-1113)

Recommended Book(s)

Fundamentals Of Engineering Thermodynamics, 6th Edition, Moran And Shapiro

Reference Book(s)

Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 6th Edition, Cengel And Boles     

Fundamentals Of Thermodynamics, 6th Edition, Sontagg, Borgnakke And Van Wylen

Course Objectives

Thermodynamics is an engineering science that is central to most mechanical engineering applications. This course provides an introduction to the thermodynamic concepts that will be required in following courses and in professional applications. The course provides a background for understanding how energy systems such as engines and refrigerators operate.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO-1: Analyze the exergy rate balance for different engineering components and Construct the improvement in thermodynamic cycles. (C4)


  1. CLO-2: Compare and Contrast technical processes in compressors and turbines, as well as important cycles such as those in different engineering components. (C4)


  1. CLO-3: Evaluate the feasible solutions for power generation while keeping the energy and amount of natural resources available. (C6)


  1. CLO-4: Identify the most feasible solution for power generation within available natural resources through report and oral presentation. (C4)

Course Contents

  1. 1.      Review of Thermodynamics – I                                                            (1 Session)
  2. 2.      Chapter 7  -  Exergy Analysis                                                                (4 Sessions)
  • Defining exergy
  • Closed system exergy balance
  • Flow exergy
  • Exergy rate balance for control volumes
  • Exergetic (Second Law) efficiency
  1. 3.   Chapter 8  -  Vapor Power Systems                                                         (5 Sessions)
  • Modeling and analyzing vapor power systems
  • Superheat and reheat
  • Regenerative vapor power cycle
  • Other vapor cycle aspects
  1. 4.   Chapter 9  -  Gas Power Systems                                                             (6 Sessions)
  • Air-Standard-Otto cycle, -Diesel cycle, -Dual cycle, -Brayton cycle
  • Regenerative gas turbines
  • Regenerative gas turbines with reheat & inter cooling
  • Gas turbines for aircraft propulsion
  • Combined cycle, Ericsson and Stirling cycles
  • Nozzles and Compressors
  1. 5.   Chapter 10  -  Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems                 (5 Sessions)
  • Vapor refrigeration systems
  • Analyzing vapor-compression refrigeration systems, Refrigerant properties
  • Cascade and multistage systems
  • Absorption refrigeration
  • Heat pump systems and Gas refrigeration systems
  1. 6.   Chapter 12  -  Ideal Gas Mixtures and  Psychrometric Applications       (6 Sessions)
  • Mixture composition
  • p-V-T relations for ideal gas mixtures
  • U, H, S and specific heats for ideal gas mixtures
  • Psychrometric principles and Psychrometers, Pyschrometric charts
  • Analyzing air-conditioning processes
  • Cooling towers
  1. 7.   Chapter 13  -  Reacting Mixtures and Combustion                                  (5 Sessions)
  • Combustion process
  • Conservation of energy in reacting systems
  • Adiabatic flame temperature
  • Fuel cells

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes






PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)





PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)




PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)





PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)





PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)





PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)





PLO:8 (Ethics)





PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)





PLO:10 (Communication)





PLO:11 (Project Management)





PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)





Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs





Assignments (15%)





Quizzes (15%)





Midterm Exam (20%)





Final Exam (50%)