ABE 340 - Thermodynamics for ABE
Last offered Fall 2022
Fundamental concepts of thermodynamics will be presented and applied to the discipline of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Topics will include forms of energy and the first law of thermodynamics as well as energy balances on closed and open systems. Also included are the second law of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy, refrigeration and cooling. A laboratory/discussion section will explore application of thermodynamic principles applied to Agricultural and Biological Engineering systems: thermodynamics of flow processes, mass and energy balances for non-reacting systems, mechanical energy balances, thermodynamics of food drying, freezing and reaction kinetics of biological systems. Course Information: Credit is not given for ABE 340 and either ME 200 or CHBE 321. Prerequisite: MATH 241.