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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Engineering Thermodynamics

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course provides an introduction to the most powerful engineering principles -Thermodynamics: the science of energy and its transformation from one form to another form. The subject is widely applicable in several branches of engineering and science. The objective of this course is to introduce systematic different tools needed to analyze energy systems from various daily lives to large scale engineering applications. More specifically, we will cover the topics of mass and energy conservation principles; first law analysis of closed and open systems; understanding second law of thermodynamics and entropy; exergy; properties of pure substances; power generation and refrigeration on thermodynamic cycles; thermodynamic relation, combustion and reaction.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : BEPREREQUISITES : An introductory background in chemistry, physics and Maths (calculus) will be needed. Thus, the course is ideal for first or second year engineering students.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All engineering Based industry



Week 1 : Introduction to Energy and Energy transferWeek 2 : Properties of Pure SubstancesWeek 3 : Energy analysis of closed systemWeek 4 : Mass and Energy Analysis of open systemsWeek 5 : The second law of thermodynamics and entropyWeek 6 : Exergy AnalysisWeek 7 : Power & Refrigeration CyclesWeek 8 : Thermodynamic Potentials I Law Application to Chemically Reacting Systems


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