Applied Thermodynamics

Applied Thermodynamics

  • Course code

    ME 321

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Applied Thermodynamics

    Pre-requisite: Thermodynamics

    Steam Power Plant – Reheat, regenerative steam power cycles, low temperature power cycles, ideal working fluid and binary/multi-fluid cycles; Types of boilers and their attachments, Steam Turbine types and analysis using velocity triangles, Properties of moist air: psychrometry and psychrometric charts, condensers and cooling towers; IC Engines – SI, CI, two- and four-stroke engines, MEP, efficiency and specific fuel consumption, conventional and alternative fuels, pressure-crank angle diagram, carburettor and fuel injection systems; Gas Turbine Engines – Types of gas turbine engines, reheat, intercooling and regenerative cycles, combined cycles, introduction to jet propulsion; Compressors and Turbines – Reciprocating air compressors: work transfer, volumetric efficiency, isothermal efficiency, multistage compression with intercooling, centrifugal compressor, axial flow compressors, axial flow turbines.

    [1] G. F. C Rogers and Y. R. Mayhew, Engineering Thermodynamics Work and Heat Transfer, Pearson, 2003.
    [2] T. D. Eastop and A. McConkey, Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists, Pearson, 2003.

    [1] M. M. El-Wakil, Power Plant Technology, McGraw Hill International, 1992.
    [2] P. K. Nag, Powerplant Engineering, Tata McGraw Hill, 2002.
    [3] W. W. Pulkrabek, Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine, PHI, 2002.
    [4] H. I. H Saravanamuttoo, G. F. C. Rogers and H. Cohen, Gas Turbine Theory, Pearson, 2003.