What is thermodynamics?, Civil Engineering

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Thermodynamics is concerned with the conversion ofheat into mechanical energy or vice versa. 

Heat usually generated through combustion of fossil fuelor nuclear reaction.

Examples:-Heat to Mechanical Energy 

Petrol, Diesel engines - cars, trucks, boats, trains.

Steam turbines - electricity power generation, ships.

Gas turbines - ships, electric power generation, aircraft.

Mechanical Energy to Heat

Refrigeration

Heat Pumps

Stored chemical Energy to Heat

Combustion

Chemical reactions

Phase changes in metals 

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