Mechanical (Semester 3)
TOTAL MARKS: 80
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Use of Mollier Chart, Steam Table is permitted.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Q1) Explain any four of the following
State Kelvin-Plank statement and Clausius statement of the second law of thermodynamics.
Draw a neat diagram of Roots blower and explain its working.
Show that energy is property of a system.
Draw a simple schematic diagram of a thermal power plant with one preheater. Also represent
this on T-S diagram.
Define dryness fraction, saturation temperature, work ratio and specific steam consumption.
Steam enters a nozzle at a pressure of 7 bar and 200°C with an initial enthalpy of 2850 kJ/kg
and leaves at a pressure of 1.5 bar. The initial velocity of steam at the entrance is 40 m/s
and the exit velocity from the nozzle is 700 m/s. The mass flow rate through the nozzle
is 14000 kg/hr, the heat loss from the nozzle is 11705 kJ/hr. Find the final enthalpy of steam
and the nozzle area at exit if the specific volume at exit is 1.24 m?/kg.
State and prove the Clausius inequality.
What is available energy and unavailable energy?
A heat engine is used to drive a heat pump. The heat transfers from the heat engine and the
heat pump are used to heat the water circulating through the radiators of a building. The
efficiency of the heat engine is 27% and the COP of the heat pump is 4. Evaluate the ratio
of the heat transfer to the circulating water to the heat transfer to the heat engine.
Write Maxwell's equations.
State and prove Clausius theorem
In a Rankine cycle the stream at the inlet to the turbine is at 100 bar and 500°C. If the
exhaust pressure is 0.5 bar, determine the pump work, turbine work, condenser heat flow
and Rankine efficiency.
With the help of P-V and T-S diagram, compare the efficiencies of Otto, Diesel and
Dual cycle for the same compression ratio and the same heat rejection.
What do you understand by multistage compression? What are its merits over single
0.06 m 3 of air at 5 bar and 200°C expands isentropically until the pressure becomes
2 bar. It is then heated at constant pressure until the enthalpy increase during this
process is 80 KJ. Calculate the work done in each process and the total work done.
In an I.C. engine operating on the dual cycle, the temperature of the working fluid (air)
at the beginning of the compression is 27°C. The ratio of the maximum and minimum
pressures of the cycle is 70 and compression ratio is 15. The amounts of heat added at
constant volume and constant pressure are equal. Compute the air standard thermal
efficiency of the cycle.
Derive an expression of air standard efficiency for diesel cycle.
A single stage reciprocating air compressor has a swept volume of 2000 cm 3 and runs at
800 rpm. It operates on a pressure ratio of 8, with a clearance of 5% of the swept volume.
Assume NTP room conditions and at inlet (p = 101.3 kPa, T = 15°C) and polytropic
compression and expansion with n = 1.25. Calculate:
(i) Indicated power
(ii) Volumetric efficiency
(iii) Mass flow rate
(iv) Free air delivery
(v) Isothermal efficiency, and
(vi) The actual power needed to drive the air compressor, if the mechanical
efficiency is 85%.