Basic principles of engineering thermodynamics. First law, second law, control mass and control volume analyses; thermodynamic properties and behavior of pure substances; application of principles to steady state and for a transient processes. Understanding typical power producing cycles, heat-engines, refrigerators, automobile, jet and gas-turbine engines
First graduate-level introduction to the three basic modes of heat transfer — conduction, convection and radiation. Detailed discussions and first-principles derivations of pertinent governing equations, computational problem solving techniques and assignments, and the process of developing rational approximations to solve heat transfer problems. Radiative heat transfer, which is often treated inadequately in typical undergraduate classes, will be specifically highlighted with applications to emerging energy conversion and storage technologies. In this comprehensive heat transfer introduction course, students will be asked to work on a final project using heat transfer analysis and design for a real-life engineering/research problem of their own choice.