Thermodynamics I Interactive Simulations
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Energy Balances and Entropy

Throttling High-Pressure Water

Energy Balance on Pressurizing a Tank

Evaporative Cooling of Water

Reversible and Irreversible Expansion or Compression Work

Temperature Changes in
an Ideal Gas

Entropy Changes in Mixing Ideal Gases

Compressed-Gas Spray

Compare Compressors or Turbines with Different Efficiencies

Compressible Flow through a Nozzle/Diffuser

Adiabatic Compression of Pure Gases

Prepared by H. Binous, N. A. Al-Baghli,
and B. G. Higgins

Joule-Thomson Expansion

Material and Energy Balances in a Reactor with Heat Exchange

Arranging Balls into Boxes

Prepared by Marc Brodie


Rankine Cycle

Ordinary Vapor Compression (OVC) Cycle for Refrigerant R-134a

Carnot Cycles with Irreversible Heat Transfer

Phase Equilibrium in a Pure Fluid/Phase Diagrams

Phase Behavior on a Pressure-Volume Diagram

Single-Component P-V and T-V Diagrams

Circumnavigating the Critical Point

Injecting a Liquid into an Evacuated Tank

Reading a Psychrometric Chart

Pressure-Enthalpy Diagram for Water

Temperature-Entropy Diagram for Water

Adiabatic Compression of Water in VLE

Compressibility Factor Charts

Enthalpy-Entropy Diagram for Water

P-V Diagram for Heating a Vapor-Liquid Mixture at Constant Volume

Fugacity and Departure Functions

Fugacity from Equation of State for Water

Fugacity as a Driving Force for Mass Transfer

Enthalpy and Entropy Departure Functions for Gases

Chemical Potential Dependence
on Temperature & Pressure


Simulation of a Simple Gas Pressure Model

Prepared by John McLoone