ME 400: Energy Conversion Systems

Class Description:

Processes and systems for energy conversion, including power and refrigeration cycles, air conditioning, thermoelectrics, and fuel cells; ideal gas mixtures and psychrometrics. Prerequisite: ME 300 or consent of instructor. 3 undergraduate hours or 4 graduate hours.


1. Introduction and review of thermodynamics

2. Chemical reactions

3. Power cycles

4. Refrigeration cycles

5. Air-conditioning

6. Direct energy conversion


ME:  MechSE or technical elective.

EM:  Possible secondary field, with approval.

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