Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka, India, in the year 1965. He obtained M.Sc (cryogenis) from University of Southampton, U.K. and Ph.D. (cryogenics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
This is Part–V of the book: “Basic Thermodynamics: Software Solutions”.
Here, Real and Ideal gases and Gas mixtures are dealt with.
Very useful information on Real and Ideal gases and Equations of state are compiled.
Other topics covered are: ‘compressibility factor’ and ‘principle of corresponding states’, Internal energy, Enthalpy and Specific heats for Ideal gases, properties of mixtures of ideal gases. Dalton’s Law, Gibbs-Dalton Law, Avogadro’s Law etc are stated. Procedures to calculate sp. heats, apparent Molecular weight, Gas constant, internal energy, enthalpy etc of a mixture of ideal gases is explained.
A very useful EES Function to determine Compressibility factor, Z when reduced temp, Tr and reduced pressure, Pr are given, is given in Appendix of chapter 9, and its use is explained with an example.
Above topics are illustrated by solving several problems using Mathcad, EES and TEST software.