Thermodynamics

Do Engineers Use Differential Equations?

A differential equation is the relation between a function and its derivatives. Many engineering principles can be described based on such a relation. The objective of solving a differential equation is finding the unknown function known as the answer of differential equation.

Using the Thermodynamics Steam Table: Crucial Tool for Engineers

Every mechanical engineer worth his salt has used the thermodynamics steam table during his training or professional career. The steam table is a boon for engineers as complex calculations are reduced and values are shown for commonly required parameters like specific volume, enthalpy, and entropy.

Applications of Thermodynamics Laws. Carnot, Stirling, Ericsson, Diesel cycles

Thermodynamics is considered to be one of the most important parts of our daily life. Whether you are travelling in any vehicle, sitting comfortably in your air-conditioned room, watching television etc, you will notice the applications of thermodynamics almost everywhere directly or indirectly.

Equation of State in Thermodynamics

Is there really a connection between Sherlock Holmes, cryptography, thermodynamics, and the meaning of the term “equation of state”? This article attempts to answer the question - with unexpected consequences.

Basic Introduction to the Triple Point for Water

Can water really exist in a form that is a liquid, steam, and ice all at once? And how is this feature useful in the creation of thermometers? The triple point of water explains it all.

Introduction to Thermal Expansion

Have you ever wondered why you can loosen the metal lid of a jar by applying hot water? The answer involves a special thermodynamic property of solids called thermal expansion.

Introduction to the Thermal Properties of Water

Why do icebergs float in water? Why do pipes burst in the winter? How is it that life can exist in arctic seas? The answers lie in the thermal expansion of water.

What is Thermodynamic Equilibrium?

The two systems are said to be in thermodynamic equilibrium with each other when they are in mechanical, chemical and thermal equilibrium with each other. Here are various types of equilibrium and the conditions for thermodynamic equilibrium of the system.

What are Reversible and Irreversible Processes in Thermodynamics?

There are two main types of thermodynamic processes: the reversible and irreversible. The reversible process is the ideal process which never occurs, while the irreversible process is the natural process that is commonly found in the nature.

The Principle of Increase of Entropy. Why the Entropy of Universe Increases? Why Entopy of the Universe never Reduces? What is Entropy?

The entropy of the system never reduces. In the ideal process it can remain remain constant, but in actual process the entropy of system and universe always increases. Let us why the entropy of the universe always increases and its relation to second law of thermodynamics.