Course title
Basic Thermodynamics

YOSHIHARA Shouichirou
Course description
In manufacturing, we have to take responsibility for our production. Therefore, in order to achieve unbreakable and "safe and secure" manufacturing, it is necessary to quantitatively grasp and understand the forces and moments acting on objects. The purpose of this course is to focus on statics. Specifically, students calculate the forces acting on each part of an object from the balance of forces and moments based on Newton's laws, determine the centre of gravity of an object, and calculate the motion of a faltering point (falling motion or parabolic motion) using differentiation and integration.
Purpose of class
The objectives of this course are as follows.
1. To master the basics of thermodynamics, which is the fundamental theory of "design engineering".
2. to acquire the ability to apply this theory.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand and be able to calculate various quantities of thermodynamics.
  2. To explain specific heat, the first law of thermodynamics and the second law of thermodynamics.
  3. To calculate and explain the efficiency of a cycle.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. 1. Heat and energy
Thermodynamics and its significance
Quantities and units in thermodynamics
Contents of Chapter 1 190minutes
2. The first law of thermodynamics
The first law of thermodynamics for closed systems
Chapter 2, Section 2.1. 190minutes
3. 2.熱力学第1法則
Chapter 2, section 2.2. 190minutes
4. 3. Ideal gas
Equation of state and quantity of state of ideal gas
Change of state in quasi-static processes
Chapter 3, sections 3.1 to 3.2 190minutes
5. 3. ideal gas
Mixing of ideal gases
Macroscopic understanding of ideal gases
Chapter 3, sections 3.3 to 3.4 190minutes
6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
What is the second law of thermodynamics?
Chapter 4, Section 4.1. 190minutes
7. Mid-term examinations and explanations Review of lessons 1 to 6 and mid-term exam 190minutes
8. 4. second law of thermodynamics
The Carnot cycle
Chapter 4, Section 4.2. 190minutes
9. 4. 2nd law of thermodynamics
Contents of Chapter 4, Section 4.3 190minutes
10. 4. The second law of thermodynamics
Exergy and free energy
Chapter 4, Section 4.4. 190minutes
11. 5. Internal Combustion Engine
How an internal combustion engine works
Chapter 5, Section 5.1. 190minutes
12. 5. Internal combustion engines
Otto cycle
Diesel cycle
Chapter 5, sections 5.2 to 5.3 190minutes
13. 5. Internal combustion engines
Brayton cycle
Chapter 5, Section 5.4. 190minutes
14. Final exam and explanations Review of lessons 8 to 13 and final exam 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Mid-term examinations Final examinations Total.
1. 5% 20% 25%
2. 10% 20% 10% 40%
3. 5% 30% 35%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
There will be a report (20 points), a mid-term examination (40 points) and a final examination (40 points), for a total of 100 points. The report will be divided into two parts.
Of the 100 points, 60 points will be considered a passing grade. The standard of passing level is to be able to calculate thermodynamic quantities and understand their meaning, to understand the meaning of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and to calculate the efficiency of a cycle.
Textbooks and reference materials
Textbook: "Basic Library of Thermodynamics: How to Use Thermodynamics by Examples", authored by Kanehara, Kimishima et al, Jikkyo Publishing Co. in Japanese
Review of high school physics and mathematics is recommended.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Available on Thursdays from 12:30 to 13:00
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
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Last modified : Fri Mar 18 22:05:10 JST 2022