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Thermodynamics & its Application

By Prof. Subhasis Maji   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 2128
Thermodynamics is the science of the relationship between heat, work and the properties of substances. Heat and work are intimately connected through energy, and hence Thermodynamics is defined as the study of energy. Energy is essential and vital component of our life, hence knowledge of Thermodynamics is essential for all of us. In addition, engineers and those aspiring to be engineers, need to master the fundamental as well as applications of Thermodynamics, in order to be able to effectively practice the engineering profession. 

The Laws of Thermodynamics represent the summary and essence of our experience with nature. While the Zeroth Law provides the basis of measurement of Temperature, the First and Second Laws serve to define the two properties, Energy and Entropy, and deal with the conservation and degradation of energy.

The First Law of Thermodynamics is one of the most important physical law with several significant engineering applications.

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that a certain energy balance will hold when a system undergoes a change of state or a thermodynamic process. This law is alternatively termed as Law of Conversation of Energy. But it does not give any information on whether that change of state or the process is feasible at all or not. It is the Second Law of Thermodynamics which provides the criterion for the probability of occurring of various processes.


Course Credit: 4
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Oct 2021
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

In this course the following topics will be covered in twelve weeks;

Week 1: Energy and energy transfer
Week 2: Properties of common substances
Week 3: First Law of Thermodynamics
Week 4: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Week 5: Thermodynamic cycle and Common energy systems
Week 6: Analysis using of Second Law of Thermodynamics
Week 7 and 8: Vapour Power Cycle
Week 9: Reciprocating Compressors
Week 10: Energy Management.
Week 11 & 12: Refrigeration cycle

Instructor bio

Prof. Subhasis Maji

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Prof. Subhasis Maji was born on 4th January, 1956. He is a Mechanical Engineer with rich experience in Fluid Mechanics, Mechatronics, Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1984. His thesis is a quest of rather intricate question on fluid mechanics, with flavor for Computer Programming and Numerical Analysis. Prof. S. Maji hold BE (Mechanical Engg.), Ph.D. (IITD), MBA (HR), PGDDE, MADE, PGDHE, PGJMC, PGDDM and PGDRD. He was awarded the university Gold Medals for standing first in order of merit in Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADE) and Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD) Programmes from Indira Gandhi National Open University and has wide experience in open learning system through distance mode of education.

He is having 28 years teaching experience in reputed engineering colleges and universities of India. He joined the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, where he taught final year and post graduate students as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. S. Maji has a number of publications of his credit. He is with IGNOU since January, 1993. Prof. S. Maji attended a couple of Training/Orientation courses. A member of professional bodies like Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi, Indian Distance Education Association and participated their conferences and Seminars. Presently, he is working as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering discipline, School of Engineering & Technology, IGNOU with open learning system which is fast emerging as the only alternative by which the increasing demand for higher education can be met.

The main areas of interest of Prof. Subhasis Maji are: 

·             Fluid Mechanics

·             Thermodynamics,

·             Aero Dynamics

·             Mechatronics and

·             Open Learning System though Distance Mode of Education 

EDUCATION:

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering) year: 1984

Name of the University. IIT Delhi, in 1984

Discipline: Fluid Dynamics

Doctoral Research Topic: “ Finite- Amplitude stability of Pipe-Poiseuille flow to three Dimensional non-axisymmetric disturbances”

Master of Business Administration (HR)

Year 2002

Name of the university: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Human Resources

Dissertation Topic: Development of Technical Skills of Engineers through Training-A Case Study

Master of Arts (Distance Education) year: 1998

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Distance Education

Academic Achievement: University Gold Medal 

Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) year : 1978

Name of the university: Calcutta University

Academic Achievement: B.Tech.

PGDDE

Year : 1996

 

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Distance Education

PGDHE

Year : 2000

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Higher Education

University Gold Medal

PGJMC

Year : 2003

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Journalism & Mass Communication

PGDRD

Year : 2004

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Rural Development

Academic Achievement: University Gold Medal

PGDDM,

Year : 2008

Name of the university Indira Gandhi National Open University

Discipline: Disaster Management

WORK EXPERIENCE: 

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Institute

Period

Position

Nature of Jobs

Duration

1.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Sept. 1, 1983 to

Feb. 22, 1986

Lecturer

Guided graduate as well as post graduate students on Industrial Project and taught M.Tech. students

2 Years and
5 Months

2.

NERIST, Itanagar

Feb. 26, 1986 to

May 22, 1989

Lecturer

Teaching

3 Years and
3 Months

3.

NERIST, Itanagar

May 23, 1989 to

July 17, 1990

Assistant Professor

Teaching

1 Years and
2 Months

4.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

July 18, 1990 to

Dec 30, 1992

Assistant Professor

Teaching

2 Years and
6 Months

5.

IGNOU, New Delhi

Jan 1, 1993

to

July 31, 2006

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching and Administrative (Director, I/C, SOET)

13 Years and
7 Months

6.

Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi

Aug. 1, 2006

to

May 28, 2007

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching and Administrative

10 Months

7.

IGNOU, New Delhi

May 29, 2007 to till date

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching and Administrative (Director, I/C, SOET)

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Sr. No.

Name of the Fellowship/Awards

Granting/ Awarding Institution

Year

1

National Scholarship

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education

1973-1978

PUBLICATIONS: (draft template is given below) 

BOOKS: 4 (authored) + 2 (edited) = NIL

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 34

·        Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 25

·        Chapters in Books: NIL

·        Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 06

POLICY DOCUMENTS: 5

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL): 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body

Name of statutory body/ institution/

Period

IDEA

(Indian Distance Education Association)

Life Member

ISTE LM 7949

(Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi)

Life Member

School Board member

School of Engineering and Technology, IGNOU

As a Professor

 



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