Gasdynamics Assignment 1 — Review of Thermodynamics  
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01.31.22
Question #1
A totally enclosed cylinder is perfectly insulated thermally around its side and one end and contains a frictionless thermally non-conducting piston:
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The other end of the cylinder is perfectly conducting thermally. Initially, each side of the piston contains 0.0283 m$^3$ of air and 0.0283 m$^3$ of argon, respectively at 21$^\circ$C and $103$ kN/m$^2$. The argon side is completely insulated. If by adding heat to the air side the argon is compressed until its pressure reaches 206 kN/m$^2$:
(a)  What is the internal energy change of the argon?
(b)  How much heat was transferred to the air?
12.29.22
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Question #3
A rigid nonconducting tank with a volume of $120$ cubic meters is divided into two equal parts by a thin membrane. Hydrogen gas is contained on one side of the membrane at $3.5$ bar and 80$^\circ$C. The other side is a perfect vacuum. The membrane is suddenly ruptured, and the H$_2$ gas fills the tank following the polytropic process $P V^{1.2}={\rm constant}$. What is the entropy change of the hydrogen? Consider hydrogen to be a perfect gas ($R=4.124$ kJ/kgK, $c_p=14.307$ kJ/kgK, $c_v=10.183$ kJ/kgK).
01.10.23
Question #4
In a gas turbine engine, the combustion products are expanded to ambient pressure through a nozzle as follows:
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The gas constant and the specific heat at constant pressure of the combustion products is of $415$ J/kgK and of $1800$ J/kgK respectively and can be taken as constant throughout the nozzle. The properties at the nozzle entrance are as follows: $P_1=10$ bar, $T_1=2000$ K, $v_1=40$ m/s. Knowing that friction induces a change in specific entropy between the nozzle exit and entrance of $s_2-s_1=264.6$ J/kgK and that the pressure at the nozzle exit corresponds to $P_2=1$ bar, do the following:
(a)  Find the polytropic coefficient $n$ for this process (recall the polytropic relationship $P/\rho^n={\rm constant}$).
(b)  Which common thermodynamic process (isentropic, adiabatic, reversible, isochoric, isobaric, etc) is closest to the process taking place in the nozzle?
(c)  For cross-sectional areas at the nozzle entrance and exit equal to $A_1=1$ m$^2$ and $A_2=0.9$ m$^2$ respectively, determine the flow speed at the nozzle exit.
01.17.23
Question #5
Consider a cylinder in which a piston made of steel separates air and helium as follows:
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Knowing that the gravitational constant $g=9.81$ m/s$^2$, that the temperature of both gases is of 44$^\circ$C, that the radius of the cylinder is $R=0.1$ m, that the length of the cylinder $L=1$ m, that the mass of the piston is of 25.29 kg, that the density of the steel is of 8050 kg/m$^3$, and that the mass of the air and of the helium is of 0.0003 kg and of 0.00003 kg respectively, find $L_{\rm A}$.
Answers
1.  1401 J, 13670 J.
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3.  20.83 kJ/K.
4.  1.2, isentropic, 303 m/s.
5.  0.1 m.
Do Questions #3 and #5 only. Due on the D2L Wednesday February 1st at 23:59.
01.23.23
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