MAE 501 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

Review of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and of thermodynamic properties; Availability analysis; Equations of state and property calculations; Thermodynamic property relations; Multi-component systems; Multiphase systems including phase equilibrium; Chemical reactions; Irreversible thermodynamics including applications to thermoelectric and diffusional processes. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Undergraduate thermodynamics and advanced calculus or consent of instructor.

• Course Objectives

Application of the 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamics to engineering systems. Development of equations of state and thermodynamic property relations. Multi-component and multiphase system analysis. Equilibrium chemical reaction calculations.

• Course Requirements

HOMEWORK: Ten Homework assignments

EXAMINATIONS: Three 75 minute exams and one 3 hour final exam



• Textbook

Optional: Bejan, Adrian, John Wiley, Third Edition, Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-471-67763-5. The 2nd edition would also be fine.

Optional: An undergraduate level thermodynamics textbook.

Instructor's notes will be available at no charge to all registered students via the web.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

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

• Instructor
  Dr. Richard D. Gould, Professor
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
3114 Engineering Building III
Campus Box 7910
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910

Phone: (919) 515-2368
Fax: (919) 515-7968
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