COURSE INFORMATON 
Course Title Code Semester L+P (Hour) Credits ECTS
Thermodynamics FE 202 4/Spring 2+2 3 5
Prerequisites -
Language of Instruction English
Course Level Undergraduate
Course Type Compulsory 
Course Instructor Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Emrah Çetin
Assistants Res. Asist. Semih Latif İPEK
Goals 1. To provide students with knowledge on the basic concepts of thermodynamics.
2. To make students learn the forms of energy, the zeroth and the first law of thermodynamics, phases of pure substances, property diagrams and property tables, energy balances on closed and open systems.
3. To make students able to use property diagrams and property tables for looking up the value of a specific property of a substance.
4. To make students able to perform energy analysis on closed and open systems.
5. To provide students information on the second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, refrigeration and heat pumps, reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot principles and Carnot engines.
6. To make students to learn entropy, increase in entropy principle, entropy change of pure substances, property diagrams involving entropy, isentropic processes and entropy balance. 
7. To provide students information on the basics of power cycles, Carnot and Rankine cycles, refrigerators and heat pumps.
Content FE 202 Thermodynamics course focuses on the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, the zeroth law of thermodynamics, energy, energy transfer, general energy analysis as well as the first law of thermodynamics. Physical properties of pure substances, energy analysis of closed and open systems, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, power and refrigeration cycles will all be covered throughout the semester.    
Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Gaining knowledge on the basic concepts of thermodynamics 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 14  A
2. The ability to define the forms of energy, the zeroth and first first law of thermodynamics, phases of pure substances
3. Acquiring knowledge on the property diagrams and property tables, energy balances on closed and open systems. 
4. The ability to use property diagrams and property tables for looking up the value of a specific property of a substance.
5. The ability to perform energy analysis and to solve energy balance equations on closed and open systems.
6. The ability to describe the second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, refrigeration and heat pumps, reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot principles and Carnot engines. 
7. The ability to perform calculations on heat engines, refrigeration and heat pumps, reversible and irreversible processes and Carnot engines
8. The ability to describe entropy, increase in entropy principle, entropy change of pure substances, property diagrams involving entropy, isentropic processes and entropy balance.  
9. Gaining information on the basics of power cycles, Carnot and Rankine cycles, refrigerators and heat pumps.
10. The ability to solve problems associated with power cycles, Carnot and Rankine cycles, refrigerators and heat pumps.
Teaching Methods:  1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Drilland Practice, 5: Demonstration, 6: Motivations to Show, 7: Role Playing, 8: Group Study, 9: Simulation, 10: Brain Storming, 11: Case Study, 12: Lab / Workshop, 13: Self Study, 14: Problem Solving, 15: Project Based Learning, 16: Undefined
Assessment Methods:  A: Testing, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework, D: Project / Design, E: Performance Task,           F: Portfolio, G: Undefined
 
COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Thermodynamics  
2 Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics, Systems and Control Volume, Properties of a System, State and Equilibrium, Processes and Cycles, Temperature and Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, Pressure and Pressure Measurement    
3 Energy , Forms of Energy, Energy Transfer by Heat and Work, The First Law of Thermodynamics, Efficiency in Energy Conversion  
4 Properties of a Pure Substance, Phase Change in Pure Substances, Property Diagrams for Phase Change Processes  
5 Property Tables, Perfect Gas Equation of State, Compressibility Factor  
6 Energy Analysis of Closed Systems  
7 Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes, Energy Analysis in Steady Flow Systems  
8 The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Engines, Refrigerators, Heat Pumps, Reversible and Irreversible Processes  
9 Carnot Cycle, Carnot Principles, Carnot Heat Engine, Carnot Refrigerator and Heat Pump, Entropy, The Increase in Entropy Principle, Entropy Change in Pure Substances, Isentropic Processes, Property Diagrams Involving Entropy  
10 T-dS relations, Entropy Change of Liquids, Solids and Perfect Gases, Reversible Steady Flow-Work, Isentropic Efficiencies of Reversible Steady Flow Work Devices, Entropy Balance  
11 Power and Refrigeration Cycles
Carnot and Rankine Cycles, Refrigerators and Heat Pumps, The Reversed Carnot Cycle
 
12 Ideal Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle, Actual Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycle, Heat Pump Systems  
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RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook 1. Cengel Y. A., Cimbala J., Turner R. H. 2017. Fundamentals of Thermal Fluid Sciences 5th Edition in SI Units, McGraw Hill Education, New York. (Text Book)
2. Cengel Y. A., Boles M. A. 2015. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 5th McGraw Hill Education, New York.
Additional Resources  
 
 
 
MATERIAL SHARING
Documents 1-8 Weeks  
Exam Questions  
9-14 Weeks  
Assignments Homeworks  
Exams Date of Exams  
Date of Quizzes  
 
ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES QUANTITY  
Midterm Exam 2 50
Assignment - -
Project - -
Total 50
Final Exam 1 50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE 50
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE 50
Total 100
 
COURSE CATEGORY  
 
 COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 Learning the fundamental principles of mathematics, science and engineering, and gaining the sufficient knowledge in the food engineering subjects.
5
2 Gaining the ability to define and solve complex engineering problems related to the food engineering.
5
3 Gaining the ability to analyze and design a complex system, process, device or product in the direction of defined targets under realistic constraints and conditions.
5
4 Gaining the ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools, and to use information technologies effectively.
5
5 Gaining the ability to design and conduct experiments/projects and to interpret data by analyzing the results. -
6 Gaining the ability to work individually and within disciplinary or interdisciplinary teams.
5
7 Gaining the skills of oral and written communications.
-
8 Recognizing the importance of life-long learning and gaining the ability to constantly renew his/herself.  -
9 Gaining the understanding of the engineering profession with ethical values and sense of responsibility; the awareness about the relevant legislative compliance and legal consequences of food engineering applications.
 
10 Gaining the knowledge on current problems and the effects of food engineering applications on topics such as community health, environment, sustainable development, and work safety.  4
11 Gaining the knowledge of project development and management, and the ability to realize the projects by developing new ideas on the applications of food engineering. -
12    
Contribution: 1: Very-Low, 2: Low, 3: Mid, 4:High, 5:Very-High
ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total Workload (Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Mid-terms 2 20 40
Performance Task (Laboratory) 14 2 28
Final Exam 1 20 20
Total Work Load 162
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.40
ECTS Credit of the Course 5