(3 cr.) This course focuses on thermodynamics, while incorporating and building upon fluid mechanics topics covered in MER 310. It applies conservation principles for mass, energy and linear momentum as well as the second law of thermodynamics. Principles are applied to power generation systems, refrigeration cycles and total air conditioning. Thermodynamic principles also are applied to the automotive system to examine engine performance (Otto and Diesel cycles) and to high performance aircraft to examine the Brayton cycle. Laboratory exercises are incorporated into classroom work. This class includes completion of a comprehensive, out-of-class design and analysis project. Prerequisite: CHE 110; MER 310,, Minimum grade C-. Every Year, Spring
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