Daily Dose 014 | Thermodynamics
How do you determine whether a thermodynamic system is open or closed?
As engineers, we tend to prefer working with things we can see and touch.
But what about those intangibles?
The pressure, density, temperature and entropy?
Are you good on this level?
Thermodynamics is the study that deals with the relationships between heat and these other properties.
It focuses in on systems undergoing thermodynamic processes and specifically how the heat transfer relates to the various energy changes that typically result in work being done.
In this video, we will dive in to a practice problem in the subject THERMODYNAMICS, specifically, we will be working on determining whether or not a system is deemed an OPEN SYSTEM or a CLOSED SYSTEM.
What is an OPEN & CLOSED SYSTEM?
There are two types of thermodynamic systems that we will want to become familiar with on the FE Exam: OPEN SYSTEMS and CLOSED SYSTEMS.
The OPEN SYSTEM is one that INTERACTS with their internal elements and the environment.
CLOSED SYSTEMS, on the other hand, are held to be ISOLATED from their environment. Equilibrium thermodynamics, for example, is a field of study that applies to closed systems.
Check out the video and see how we can go about solving this type of problem in the most efficient manner.
As always, with Love, Prepineer
How to define a thermodynamic open or closed system
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