Here are copies of the documents relevant to ME 501 for Spring 2023. I'll try to have
all the handouts, homeworks, homework solutions, and exam solutions posted as soon
as they become available. All of them will be in PDF format or MS Word.
Let me know if there are any mistakes or omissions.
Handouts, Announcements, Corrections
- Syllabus
- Media Space Video Lecture Link
- Postulates of thermodynamics
- Handout on thermodynamic properties.
- Example equilibrium calculation of oxygen dissociation
- Note on accurate calculation of collision rates.
- Notes on hydrogen/bromine reaction system.
- Notes on unimolecular reactions, pressure dependence, transition state theory, entropy of activation, and rate limiting steps.
- Notes on zero-dimensional kinetics simulations.
- Paper on diffusion coefficients using the approach I cover in class.
- Section from Williams' classic Combustion Theory text on multicomponent diffusion. Follows Furry's approach. My notes closely follow this section. Read it after Furry's paper (above).
- Notes on diffusion, some of which I will present in class.
- Papers on diffusion supporting the theories presented in class.
- Lecture correction. In the formulas for getting multicomponent diffusion coefficients from binary diffusion coefficients, there were at least two errors. This correction shows the correct formulas which come from Hirchfelder, Curtiss, and Bird, "Molecular Theory of Gases and Liquids."
- The midterm exam will be March 23rd in class from 3 to 4:50 PM. It will be closed book and notes. The formula sheet below will be provided. Calculators are ok. It will cover the material through the lecture on March 21st.
- Slides on detailed 1-D simulations of flames.
- Figures from the class text on laminar flames.
Homework
Exam Materials
- Formula sheet for the midterm exam
- Links
- Class Notes
- Notes from most of the lectures so far.
- Homework Solutions
See Box folder for solutions, spreadsheets, and videos on each homework assignment.