Applied Thermodynamics : Question Paper Jun 2015 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 4) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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Applied Thermodynamics - Jun 2015

Mechanical Engineering (Semester 4)

(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1 (a) Explain the following : i) A - F Ratio ii) Calorific value fuels iii) Adiabatic flame temperature iv) Internal energy of combustion v) Combustion efficiency.(10 marks) 1 (b) Coal with the following mass analysis is burnt with 100%,,excess air, C = 74% , H2 = 4.3% S = 2.7% , N 2 = 1.5% , H2O = 5.5% , O2 = 5%, ash 7%. Find the moles of gases produced, if 100kg of fuel is burnt(10 marks) 2 (a) With the help of T - S and P - V diagrams, derive an expression for m.e.p of otto cycle in terms of compression ratio, pressure ratio, all the processes involved.(10 marks) 2 (b) The compression ratio of a Diesel engine Working on an ideal diesel cycle is 16. The temperature of air at the beginning off compression is 300K and the temperature of air at the end of expansion is 900K. Determine i) Cut- off ratio ii) Expansion ratio iv) Cycle efficiency(10 marks) 3 (a) Explain the following in : i) Morse test method ii) Willan's Line method.(8 marks) 3 (b) A test on a 2S IC engine gave the following results at full load. Speed = 350 RPM ; Net brake load = 650N; Indicated m.e.p = 3 bar; Fuel consumption = 1.1 × 103 kg/S ; Jacket cooling water flow rate = 0.1381kg/s ; Jacket water temperature at inlet = 20°C ; Jacket water temperature at outlet=40°C ; Room temperature = 20°C ; Exhaust gas temperature v:=4O°C ; .Air used per kg of fuel =32kg ; Cylinder diameter = 22cms Brake drum circumference = 314cms ; Calorific value of fuel = 43 MJ/kg ; Specific heat of exhaust gases = 1kJ/kg.K. Determine i) Mechanical efficiency 4 ii) Brake mean effective pressure. Draw the heat balance sheet including heat equivalent of BP, heat loss due to friction, heat carried away by cooling water, heat carried away. by exhaust gases and unaccounted heat loss(12 marks) 4 (a) With a superimposed T - S diagram, compare Carnot and Rankine vapour cycles operating between the same boiler and condenser temperatures;(8 marks) 4 (b) In Rankine cycle, the steam inlet to turbine is saturated at a pressure of 35 'bar and the exhaust pressure is 0.2bar. Calculate i) Turbine work ii) Pump work iii) Rankine efficiency iv) Condenser heat flow v) Dryness. fraction at the end of expansion. Assume the mass flow rate of steam as 9.5kg/sec. ,(12 marks) 5 (a) Define the following with respect to a compressor:
i) Isothermal efficiency ii.) Adiabatic efficiency iii) Mechanical efficiency iv) Overall efficiency v) Volumetric efficiency
(10 marks)
5 (b) An air compressor takes in air at 1 bar and 20°C and compresses the same according to the law PV1.2 = C. It is then delivered to a receiver at a constant pressure of 10 bar. Determine i) Temperature at the end of compression ii) Work done and heat transferred during compression, per kg of air. R = 0.287 kJ/kg.K(10 marks) 6 (a) With neat sketches, explain the working of the following
i) Turbojet engine ii) Liquid propulsion rocket.
(10 marks)
6 (b) A gas turbine plant works between the temperature Limits of 300K and 100K and a pressure of 1 bar and 16 bar. The compression. is carried out in two stages with perfect inter cooling in between. Calculate the net power of the plant, per kg of air circulation : Cp=1kJ/kg K; γ=1.4 for air(10 marks) 7 (a) Define the following : i) . Refrigerating effect ii) Ton of refrigeration iii) Ice making capacity iv) Relative Cop.(4 marks) 7 (b) Give four comparisons between vapour compression refrigeration and vapour absorption refrigeration(4 marks) 7 (c) A vapour compression refrigeration of 10 tonnes capacity using Freon - 12 as the refrigerant has. an evaporator temperature of 10°C and a condenser temperature of 30°C. Assuming simple saturation cycle,determine i) Mass flow rate of refrigerant in kg/min ii) Power input iii) Cop. Cpv = 0.72kJ/kgK. (Obtain properties of Freon-12 from date handbook)(12 marks) 8 (a) Derive an expression for the following: i) Specific humidity (w) ii) Degree of saturation (μ)(8 marks) 8 (b) The dry and wet bulb temperatures of atmospheric air at 1 atm pressure are measured with a sling psychrometer and be 25°C and 15°C respectively. Determine i) Specific humidity Reiative humidity iii) Enthalpy of air.
Use the table to find-property values. Do not use psychrometer chart.
(12 marks)

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