mech 261 - thermodynamics 1
camosun college

 

midterm note:

(note the NEW test date)

 

week by week calendar

(please note: everything is due in a week unless otherwise specified.  assignments are due on fridays.)

week date notices & events notes & references assignments & labs w f
1 sep 28 -
oct 2
 
energy
(ch. 3)


assignment 1
(solution)
a c
2 5 - 9  
material properties
(ch. 4)


 
lab 1

assignment 2
(solution)
 
b -
3 12 - 16
thanksgiving
monday is a holiday!


closed systems 1
(ch. 5)
 
lab 1

(no assignment)
 
a c&d
4 19 - 23


 
closed systems 2
(ch. 5)
 
 
tutorial problems
(from the text/online notes)

Ex 5-8 (const V)
Ex 5-9 (const P)
Ex 5-10 (const V & P)
Ex 5-3 (const T)

tutorial solutions

closed systems
examples


assignment 3
(solution)
 
b -
5 26 - 30


 
reciprocating engines I
otto cycle
(ch. 9)

animated engines

otto cycle examples
(cold air assumption)
example 1
example 2

 
tutorial problems

(from the text/online notes)

Ex 5-8 (const V)
Ex 5-9 (const P)
Ex 5-10 (const V & P)
Ex 5-3 (const T)

tutorial solutions

closed systems
examples


assignment 4
(solution)
 
a
c&d
6 nov 2 - 6 note lab schedule
this week and next


 
reciprocating engines II
otto, diesel cycles
& entropy

(ch. 8 & 9)
 
 
lab 2
(balloon lab)
&
tutorial

assignment 5
(BIG hint for Q1)
 
b&a
-
7 9 - 13  
rememberance day
wednesday is holiday!

note lab schedule
last week and this
 
brayton cycle & intro to
control volumes

(ch. 8 & 6)
lab 2
(balloon lab)
&
tutorial

assignment 6
-
c&d
8 16 - 20


 
two-phase processes
& tutorial

first rankine cycle
example (plus efficiencies)

 
  b
-
9 23 - 27
 
improve the efficiency
of rankine cycle
power plants

 
assignment 7
(question 2 ... how to do it!)
a
c&d
10 30 - dec 4 midterm test
(during monday's
lecture class time)
 
carnot cycle & efficiency

animated carnot cycle
 
  b
-
11 7 - 11
open help sessions during lecture and lab classes

 
mech 261
review
(first hour of
monday's lecture)
 
  all all
12 14 - 18
exam week