Ch 5 - The First Law of Thermodynamics: Open Systems

In this lesson, we present a discussion of mass balances for open systems. We also consider the relationship between mass flow rate, volumetric flow rate and local fluid properties.
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In this lesson, we apply the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to open systems. We also consider a new type of work interaction called flow work.
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For processes that operate at steady-state, the general from of the 1st Law can be simplified and reduced from an ODE to an algebraic equation. We further simplify the 1st Law for some important devices: nozzles, diffusers, turbines, compressors, throttling devices, heat exchangers, mixing chambers, and pipe and duct flow.
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In this short lesson, we learn how to apply the mass conservation principle to transient or unsteady processes.
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In this lesson, we learn to apply the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to transient or unsteady processes..
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- Conservation of Mass
- Conservation of Energy
- Steady-State Processes
- Transient Mass Balances
- Transient Energy Balances
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