Chapter 4

The First Law of
Control Volume

Topics Reviewed

  1. Steady-flow Process
  2. Steady-flow Devices (1): Nozzles, Diffusers, and Throttling Devices
  3. Steady-flow Devices (2): Turbines, compressors, and Mixing Chambers
  4. Steady-flow Devices (3): Heat Exchangers, Pipe and Duct Flow
  5. Unsteady-flow Process

The topic menu above allows you to move directly to any of the four sections for each topic. The sections are:

Case Intro: To help introduce and understand the basic principles, a case study is presented.

Theory: This section will review the basic principles and equations that you should know to answer the exam questions. It does not give detailed derivations of the theory.

Case Solution: The case study is solved in detail in this section. Graphics, narrations, animations, and equations are used to help you understand how the problem was solved.

Simulation: You can adjust several parameters of a given problem and learn how they affect the results.