MAE 495-602 Graduate Preparation: Thermodynamics & Fluids
 

Graduate Preparation: Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics is a bridge course that is developed for students entering the graduate program in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and lack the background in Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. 3 credit hours.

 
   

• Prerequisite
 

Calculus I and II (or equivalent)


• Course Objectives
 

This course is a Graduate Preparation course in Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. This is a bridge course that is developed for students entering the graduate program in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and lack the background in Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Determine thermodynamic properties of real substances, such as such as steam and refrigerant 134-a, and ideal gases from either tabular data or equations of state

  • Analyze processes involving ideal gases and real substances as working fluids in both closed systems and open systems or control volumes to determine process diagrams, apply the first law of thermodynamics to perform energy balances, and determine heat and work transfers

  • Analyze systems and control volumes through the application of the second law

  • Analyze some basic power and refrigeration cycles

  • Understand operational definitions of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Lagrangian and Eulerian methods of describing fluid motion.

  • Develop integral relations for conservation of mass, linear momentum, angular momentum, and energy, solve flow problems and calculate forces for inertial control volumes and for control volumes with rectilinear acceleration, develop the Bernoulli equation for a differential control volume, and apply the conservation of energy principle to non-deformable control volumes.

  • Develop differential equations for conservation of mass, momentum, and energy.

This is a credit-only course, and therefore a student's grade will be reported as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). It will not typically satisfy the requirements of a graduate degree program unless specific permission is granted from the Director of Graduate Programs for the student's degree program.


• Course Requirements
 

HOMEWORK: Homework assignment covering lecture material will be collected for review and credit.

EXAMINATIONS: Two mid-term exams covering thermodynamics and fluid dynamics

PROJECTS: None


• Textbook
 

Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, by Y. Çengel, J.M. Cimbala and R. H. Turner, 4th Ed, The McGraw Hill Companies, New York, 2012.


• Computer and Internet Requirements
 

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.


• Instructor
 

Dr. Tarek Echekki, Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
3252 Engineering Building III
911 Oval Drive – Campus Box 7910
Raleigh, NC 27695


Email:
techekk@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515 5238
Personal Website:http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/faculty-staff/profile/tarek-echekki/