Applied Thermodynamics

By Prof. Niranjan Sahoo, Prof. Pranab K. Mondal   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 2102
“Applied Thermodynamics” is a topic of fundamental interest to Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering disciplines. This course provides theoretical and thermodynamic background for steam and gas power cycle, refrigeration cycle, psychometric principles, internal combustion engine and gas turbine engine cycles, aircraft and rocket propulsion cycles. Prior to these topic, few lectures are devoted towards basic engineering thermodynamic fundamentals. The syllabus is framed with respect to guidelines of “Mechanical/Energy Engineering” UG course curriculum for respective engineering disciplines across the country. The methodical online teaching, problem solving approach and online evaluation will help the candidate for credit transfer for their course curriculum.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Propulsion
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week-1:Review of Basic Thermodynamics
Week-2:Steam Power System
Week-3:Steam Power System
Week-4:Steam Power System
Week-5:Internal Combustion (IC) Engines
Week-6:Internal Combustion (IC) Engines
Week-7:Internal Combustion (IC) Engines
Week-8:Gas Turbine Engines
Week-9:Gas Turbine Engines
Week-10:Refrigeration and Air-conditioning System
Week-11:Refrigeration and Air-conditioning System
Week-12:Reciprocating Air Compressor

Books and references

  1. M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, D. D. Boettner and M. B. Bailey, Principles of Engineering Thermodynamics, Eighth Edition, Wiley, New Delhi, 2015 
  2. G. F. C. Rogers and Y. R. Mayhew, Engineering Thermodynamics – Work and Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition, Pearson, New Delhi, 2012 
  3. T. D. Eastop and A. McConkey, Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists, Fifth Edition, Pearson, New Delhi, 2013 
  4. W. W. Pulkrabek, Engineering Fundamentals of the Internal Combustion Engine, Second Edition, Pearson, New Delhi, 2016 
  5. H. I. H Saravanamuttoo, G. F. C. Rogers and H. Cohen, Gas Turbine Theory, Fifth edition, Pearson, New Delhi, 2003

Instructor bio

Prof. Niranjan Sahoo

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Niranjan Sahoo is affiliated as “Professor” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Having B. Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has received PhD Degree (in the year 2004) from Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Till May 2020, he has 15 years of teaching and research experience at different capacity in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He has taught several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the area of Fluid and Thermal Engineering, such as Fluid Mechanics, Basic and Applied Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Combustion, Gas Dynamics and Aircraft Propulsion. Besides, he has developed interdisciplinary courses under NPTEL platform, participated in virtual laboratory courses and organized TEQIP Short Term Courses with respect to National mission projects apart from several sponsored research projects. He has more than 100 research publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Until date, he has achieved 13 PhD guidance with ongoing research scholars of similar number.

Prof. Pranab K. Mondal

Dr. Pranab K. Mondal is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati since May 2015. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2015. He worked as an Research Associate at IIT Khargpur for nearly one years before joining IIT Guwahati. His principal research interest, encompassing the broad area of Microfluidics, has covered various facets of microscale multiphase transport, electrokinetics microscale transport of heat and experimental microfluidics. He is currently working on stability analysis of flows with free-surfaces, experimental investigations of capillary filling of bio-fluids and droplet dynamics. He has co-authored more than 70 referred journal and conference publications. He is a regular reviewer of many reputed international journals and also associated with several sponsored projects.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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