CBE3508 syllabus Fall17

CBE 3508:
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Fall 2017)
MTWTh (9:10 -10:05 AM)
Aravind Asthagiri
Teaching Assistant:
Qiang (George)
Xuepeng (Andrew)
Xutao (Steve) Shi
Daniel Casey
100 Stillman Hall
Office: 418 CBEC
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 12-2 Mon
Office: 415 CBEC
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 4-6 Tues
Office: 526 CBEC
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 4-6 Wed
Office: 6th floor lounge CBEC
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 1-3 Wed, 2-4 Fri
Office: 6th floor lounge CBEC
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 10-12 Mon, 10-12 Wed
Website: The Carmen/Canvas website for the class will have all homework assignments posted and the
solution keys for homework, quizzes, and exams along with class handouts and any important
A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Essential Thermodynamics, Drios Press (2012).
Note: All exams/quizzes will be closed book and no notes.
Stanley I. Sandler, Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics 4th ed.
This textbook is a good source for problems.
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:
Understand the fundamental basis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics
Estimate thermodynamic properties of pure gases and liquids using equations of state.
Develop mass and energy balance equations necessary to solve non-reactive steady-state and
transient systems by hand or by computer using process simulation software.
Use tables, charts, or software to estimate physical property data needed to solve material and
energy balances.
Apply pertinent mathematical concepts required to develop general thermodynamic equations of
Understand concepts of phase equilibrium, stability, reversible and irreversible processes.
Understand thermodynamics of mixtures; phase equilibria
Work ethically with other students, engaging in discussions and working independently as
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Individual Homework: I will not collect or grade individual homework, but doing homework
conscientiously has the largest correlation to doing well in the class.
Quizzes (25%): Quizzes (35-40 minutes) will normally be given one day after homeworks are “due”.
These quizzes will usually have 1 problem sometimes with additional qualitative questions.
Group Homework (10%): In addition to the individual homework, I will give selected problems (some
based on using MATLAB) that will be assigned as group homework. I will assign the groups of 4 and
post the information on Carmen. Please email me first and last name of any conflicts you have by
Wednesday 8/23 5 PM. I will allow a maximum of 2 conflicts (please contact me if you need more).
Exams: There will be two exams (20% each) and a final comprehensive exam (25%). Note exam dates on
schedule are tentative – it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of any changes to the exam schedule.
Exams will be closed book and notes. It is the student’s responsibility to bring a calculator to the exams.
Group HWs
Mid-terms (2)
40% (20% each)
Regrading Exams/Quizzes: If you believe an exam/quiz problem was graded incorrectly, write a
statement making your case and submit it to me along with the exam/quiz. Any regrade requests should
be submitted within one week of the date when the exam/quiz is returned to the class.
Makeup Policy: No makeup quizzes or exams will be given. A student with a documented excuse for an
absence will be given a score for the missed quiz (exam) equal to the average of the remaining quizzes
(exams) in the class. For both the exams and quizzes this will include your final. So for example if you
have an excused absence for Exam #1, your score for that exam will be equal to your average for exam #2
and the final. If you miss Quiz #3, the average for that quiz will be based on the quizzes for the rest of the
semester and the final exam. If the last quiz or exam is missed then the final exam will substitute for that
Grading Scale: Will discuss this in more detail later in the semester.
Students are expected to follow the Standard for Ethical Conduct established by the The Ohio State
University. Any unethical behavior or academic misconduct will be reported to the University
Committee on Misconduct. Students who observe misconduct should report such to the course
instructor. At a minimum a non-passing letter grade will be assigned to students who violate academic
honesty standards, regardless of the violator’s performance on exams, quizzes, and homework
assignments. There is a possibility of expulsion from the department and/or from the university. Note: It
is also your responsibility to make a reasonable effort to prevent others from copying from your work.
Two exam solutions that look very similar logically suggest a conspiracy to cheat – I will report such
cases to the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate. Best policy is to follow the proctor’s
directions and to reasonably protect your paper from roving eyes. For additional information, see the
Code of Student Conduct (http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/ .
Disability Services: Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability
Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of
their needs. Details of the disability services can be found at http://www.ods.ohio-state.edu/.
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Counseling Services: As a student, you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to
learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty
concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to
diminished academic performance or reduce a student’s ability to participate in daily activities. The Ohio
State University offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be
experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you
can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via
the Office of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) by visiting ccs.osu.edu or
calling 614-292-5766. CCS is located on the 4th Floor of the Younkin Success Center and 10th Floor
of Lincoln Tower. You can reach an on call counselor when CCS is closed at 614-292-5766 and 24
hour emergency help is also available through the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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