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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles

By: James Doane, P.E. PhD

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles

The focus of this course is to introduce some of the most common thermodynamic cycles. The course is divided into three parts. Part 1 of the course provides a quick overview of the first law for both closed and open systems and discusses gas power cycles. Part 2 covers vapor cycles and part 3 of this course covers the second law of thermodynamics along with refrigeration cycles.

Part 1 is intended to cover the preliminary concepts and theories required to analyze gas power cycles. The course begins with basic concepts of thermodynamics; with a brief coverage of topics such as the laws of thermodynamics, processes and cycles, properties of a pure substance, heat capacity, and the ideal gas law. The first law of thermodynamics is covered for both closed systems and open systems. Gas power cycles are covered with a focus on the Otto cycle and the diesel cycle using air-standard analysis.

This course is at an introductory level, and no prior knowledge of thermodynamics is required.

280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
E. Alito
09/21/2018
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Extremely well written material. I am extremely critical of technical writing, but I'd give this material a high score. Very useful review of the topic.
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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
John Phillips
06/13/2018
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Very through review. Test required a lot of needed work.
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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
James Maddrey
04/09/2018
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Very good course. You have to work to answer the questions. Thanks.
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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
Rick Nelson
02/26/2018
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Great course on general Thermo Cycles- would recommend it to anybody. Helped sharpen my general math skills using the table and finding the missing values by interpolation.
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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
Steven GIrrens
01/28/2018
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The course materials were very understandable. I actually enjoyed taking the exam, doing the problems.
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280-Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycles Part 1 - 1st Law of Thermodynamics and Gas Power Cycles
Dan Hoffman
01/17/2018
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Excellent coverage of the 'dreaded' Thermo from my college years! Brought back many memories Thanks!
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Price: $90.00
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Course Code: 100259-05
Course PDH Hours: 4
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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