University of Colorado Boulder
Non-Equilibrium Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics
University of Colorado Boulder

Non-Equilibrium Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics

This course is part of Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

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John W. Daily

Instructor: John W. Daily

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  • Recognize the role of spectroscopic methods in determining the thermodynamic state of a system

  • Utilize the Boltzmann Equation and the Chapman-Enskog solution to determine transport properties in dense gases and liquids

  • Analyze the impact of reaction rates and rate constants on fluid/thermal applications such as combustion

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There are 3 modules in this course

Module 1 explores the transport behavior of ideal gases, with some discussion of transport in dense gases and liquids. It starts with simple estimates of the transport properties of an ideas gas. It then introduces the Boltzmann Equation and describes the Chapman-Enskog solution of that equation in order to obtain the transport properties. It closes with a discussion of practical sources of transport properties.

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4 videos4 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

Spectroscopic methods have become increasingly common as a way of determining the thermodynamic state of a system. Here we present the underlying concepts of the subject and explores how spectroscopy can be used to determine thermodynamic and flow properties.

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6 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Chemical kinetics are important in a variety of fluid/thermal applications including combustion, air quality, fuel cells and material processing. Here we cover the basics of chemical kinetics, with a particular focus on combustion. It starts with some definitions, including reaction rate and reaction rate constant. It then explores methods for determining reaction rate constants. Next, systems of reactions, or reaction mechanisms, are explored, including the oxidation of hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels. Finally, computational tools for carrying out kinetic calculations are explored.

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6 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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John W. Daily
University of Colorado Boulder
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