Thermodynamics Lab (ME2121)

[vc_row el_class=”inner-body-content” css=”.vc_custom_1667370634854{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE OBJECTIVES” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1667370619182{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]To able students to demonstrate the application of the First Law, Second Law, conservation of mass and properties of substances to practical engineering systems[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]CLO-1: Evaluate the variation in air flow rate, volumetric efficiency, isothermal efficiency with compressor pressure ratio: – With and without (C5)

CLO-2: Evaluate the thermal efficiency of a mini steam power plant and comparing the result with theoretical values including basic cycle and cycle with feedwater heaters. (C5)

CLO-3: Evaluate the Engine performance parameters at full and partial throttling. (C5)

CLO-4: Setup various experimental apparatus such as the Boyle’s Law, dead weight tester etc. accurately. (P3)

CLO-5: Sketch the graphs using variables involved in experiments using equipment such as Boyle’s law and dead weight tester. (P3)[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE CONTENTS” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1667370645272{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]1. Bourdon Gauge and Dead Weight Tester

  • Experiment # 01
    • Calibrate Bourdon pressure gauge using the dead weight tester.

2. U-Tube and Inclined Manometer

  • Experiment # 02
    • To determine the air pressure using U-tube and Inclined tube manometer and compare it with analogue pressure gauge

3. Temperature Measurement Bench

  • Experiment # 03
    • To measure temperature and compare time constant of following temperature measuring devices:
  • Bimetallic Expansion Thermometers
  • Vapor-Pressure Thermometer
  • Thermistors
  • Thermocouples

4. Change of State of Gases

  • Experiment # 04
    • To Verify the Boyle’s and Gay-Lussac’s law by keeping constant interval of pressure, volume or temperature.

5. Marcet Boiler

  • Experiment # 05
    • To demonstrate the relationship between the pressure and temperature of saturated steam in equilibrium.

6. Mini Steam Power Plant

  • Experiment # 06
    • To determine the efficiency of boiler and super heater of mini steam power plant.

7. Two Stage Air Compressor

  • Experiment # 07
    • Study two-stage reciprocating air compressor performance by considering intercooler effect on compression work.

8. Performance of Nozzle

  • Experiment # 08
    • To determine the nozzle thrust.
  • Experiment # 09
    • To determination of the critical pressure ratio (convergent-divergent pressure ratio) and demonstration of the choking effect.
  • Experiment # 10
    • To determine the efficiency of nozzle of two different types.

9. Mechanical Heat Pump

  • Experiment # 11
    • To find actual and Carnot C.O.P of Heat pump using vapor compression Cycle and find percentage difference between them.
  • Experiment # 12
    • To determine the heat lost by the refrigerant in the condenser and compare it with the heat gained by the cooling water using a Mechanical Heat Pump.

10. Combustion Laboratory Unit

  • Experiment # 13
    • To determine the efficiency of the combustion process using a combustion laboratory unit test and compare it with stoichiometric reaction result.

11. Engineering Equation Solver (EES)

  • Experiment # 14
    • Introduction to basic EES operations and EES interface.
  • Experiment # 15
    • Implement knowledge of EES to solve the Thermodynamic problems.