2022-2 Thermodynamics (MECH250-01) The course syllabus

1.Course Information

Course No. MECH250 Section 01 Credit 3.00
Category Major required Course Type 100% Online Course prerequisites PHYS101 (General Physics I), PHYS101H (General Physics I(H)), PHYS105 (Introductory Physics I)
Postechian Core Competence
Hours TUE, THU / 15:30 ~ 16:45 / Science BldgⅤ[B007]Lecture Room Grading Scale G

2. Instructor Information

Park Hyung Gyu Name Park Hyung Gyu Department Dept of Mechanical Enginrg
Email address parkhg@postech.ac.kr Homepage https://nets.postech.ac.kr
Office 에너지 및 지속가능성 지향 나노과학 연구실 Office Phone 054-279-2175
Office Hours Tuesday 13:30-14:20

3. Course Objectives

물질의 물성치 특성과 일과 열의 발생 및 전달의 기본적 원리를 학습하고, 이를 응용하는 실용적 장치 및 효율 증대 기법들을 배운다.
Thermomechanical properties of various substances are studied based on a macroscopic view, and they are applied to the transfer/generation of work and heat with emphasis on the design of systems and techniques of efficient conversion.

4. Prerequisites & require

일반물리I (General Physics)

5. Grading

Homework 40%
Practice Session Report 10%
Final Examination 50%

6. Course Materials

Title Author Publisher Publication
Principle of Engineering Thermodynamics, 9th ed. M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, D. D. Boettner and M. B. Bailey Wiley 0000 9781118412930

7. Course References

Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, Global edition (SI version) written by Moran, Shapiro, Boettner, Bailey. (Earlier editions are allowed.)

8. Course Plan

• Basic principles of engineering thermodynamics
• Mechanical and thermodynamic energy conversion
• Internal energy & the first law of Thermodynamics
• Entropy & the second law of thermodynamics
• Thermodynamic properties of pure substances
• Power generation cycles – vapor power system
• Power generation cycles – gas power system
• Thermodynamic relations
• Ideal Gas Mixture and Psychrometric Applications
• Chemical and Phase Equilibrium

9. Course Operation

Every week, lecture video files will be uploaded to PLMS. Students are supposed to learn the lecture by watching the video files and to check/consolidate their understanding by solving homework problems.
Lecture slides and homework assignments will be uploaded or distributed weekly (or biweekly).
Solving homework assignments will lead students to prepare themselves for the final examination.
Although lecture slides are often sufficient to cover the subjects of the course, students are encouraged to read the textbook to consolidate the lecture material. (Textbook is an excellent companion to the lecture slides.)
There will be a practice session for each student to take and analyze data from a model thermodynamic application system.

10. How to Teach & Remark

무은재학부 및 기계공학 전공 학생 수강과목이나, 타 과 학생들도 수강할 수 있음
Students are expected to spend outside the class at least an hour reviewing what they learned and will learn, in addition to approximately two or three hours doing homework.
Many students find it helpful to form study groups to discuss homework assignments (no copy from one another, though), which is encouraged.

11. Supports for Students with a Disability

- Taking Course: interpreting services (for hearing impairment), Mobility and preferential seating assistances (for developmental disability), Note taking(for all kinds of disabilities) and etc.

- Taking Exam: Extended exam period (for all kinds of disabilities, if needed), Magnified exam papers (for sight disability), and etc.

- Please contact Center for Students with Disabilities (279-2434) for additional assistance