Thermodynamics is the basic building block of all of modern dayindustries (power generation, iron and steel, food processing etc.) andhuman convenience (refrigeration, engines, air conditioning etc.).Understanding and applying various ideas of thermodynamics istherefore at the heart of progress in science and engineering. The courseaims at building strong fundamentals of work and heat interactions forvarious systems. Through various examples, the ideas of severalindustrial components and power/refrigeration cycles are furtherelucidated by addressing the problems from first principles. The ideas areextended to real systems where exergy or equivalently, the availability ofa state is analyzed to give a feel of real problems to the students.Uniqueness of this course is a delicate balance between fundamentalconcepts and applications, in a manner consistent with the recentlyproposed AICTE Model Curriculum guidelines.
B.Tech students of all disciplines and teachers of undergraduate thermodynamics
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Suman Chakraborty is currently a Prof essor in the MechanicalEngineering Department as well as an Institute Chair Professor of theIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and the Head of th eSchool of Medical Science and Technology. He is also the AssociateDean for Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy. His cu rrentareas of research include microflu idics, nanofluidics, micro-nano scaletransport, with particular focus o n biomedical applications. He has beenawarded the Santi Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in the year 2013, which isthe highest Scientific Award from the Government of India. He has beenelected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the RoyalSociety of Chemistry, Fellow of ASME, Fellow of all the Indian NationalAcademies of Science and Engineering, recipient of the Indo-USResearch Fellowship, Scopus Young S cientist Award for high citation ofhis research in scientific/technical Journals, and Young Scientist/ YoungEngineer Awards from various National Academies of Science andEngineering. He has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and avisiting Professor at th e Stanford University. He h as 380+ Journal publications.
Dr. Aditya Bandopadhyay is currently an Assistant Professor in theMechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur, India. His research interests include micro- and nanofluidics,transport through porous media, and electrohydrodynamics. Hecompleted his Dual Degree from IIT Kharagpur (Insitute Silver Medal) in2012 and received his Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur in 2015. After this hewas a po stdoctoral researcher in CNRS Geosciences, Rennes, Franceworking on fundamental aspects of su bsurface transport. After this hewas an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the TU Dar mstadt, Germanyworking on electrohydrodynamic instabilities of binary fluid systems. Hewas selected an associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2018.
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