(Applicable to almost all exams)
Laws: Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle.
Irreversibility and availability; behavior of ideal and real gases, properties of pure substances, calculation of work and heat in ideal processes;
Analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.
Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles
How to Study Thermodynamics
This is one of the subjects which students just pass during there semester exams and have no idea about its concept. This subject is easy when you have read it 5 times thoroughly, yes you need to study it again and again to understand its basics. Book by PK Nag is the most followed one, so doing solved question at the end of chapter will really help in grabbing the concepts although only basic question in the solved exercise need to be done. And obviously previous years questions will help a lot. I would recommend NPTEL videos when you want to understand a particular topic, videos by Prof SK Som from IIT Kgp are great you can click here to see on YouTube. His video on gas and vapour cycle are highly recommended.
Powerplant handwritten Notes-
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Do I need to read book?
For those who are preparing on there own book is quite essential. Since in the notes there are many topics which are not explicitly explained so in order to understand the concept its necessary to have a reference book. Please note that never ever use local author books which students use to pass university semester exams they will never help. Always follow standard textbooks.
Those who are in coaching institutes who don’t get much time to study from a book they may prefer not to but in case of important topics or confusions books are the best refuge. Although I have seen most of the coaching students having implicit faith on notes. 🙂
Which book to refer?
Its always preferred to read book that you have already studied during your BTech. In case you didn’t read any 🙂 like most of the engineers.
Following are the books that i would recommend-
|Engineering Thermodynamics By PK Nag||flipkart amazon.in|
|A Textbook Of Thermal Engineering By RS Khurmi||flipkart amazon.in|
I am a “kanjoos” what should I do?
Ok, than kanjoos people need to always comprise with quality, for long term a paper book is preferred over pdf which you can later sell. So below here is the link to download pdf of Thermodynamics By PK Nag, although its just for demo purpose and have some pages missing.Download pdf