MECH 537

Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Units: 1.5

Conservation and balance laws, properties and property relations, 2nd law and interpretation of entropy, entropy generation and work loss, classical irreversible thermodynamics, cross effects and Onsager conditions. Kinetic theory of gases: Distribution function, Boltzmann equation, conservation laws, H-Theorem, continuum limit; the laws of Navier-Stokes and Fourier, higher order methods and moment equations, Knudsen layers, rarefaction effects.

Graduate course in the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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