Physical Properties

This section provides free Physical Properties.

Physical Properties section covers the following area: 

     Single Species Approach 


Physical Properties Single Species Approach

 

Introduction

 
This section provides a Physical Properties analysis for single species. 

 

Analysis 

 

In the presented Physical Properties analysis, only ten (10) basic species are considered behaving as an ideal gas -- ideal gas state equation is valid -- pv = RT. 
 

For each reaction species, the thermodynamic functions specific heat, specific enthalpy and specific entropy as functions of temperature are given in the form of least squares coefficients as follows:
 

Cp/R = A1 + A2T + A3T^2 + A4T^3 + A5T^4

 
H/(R*T) = A1 + A2T/2 + A3T^2/3 + A4T^3/4 + A5T^4/5 + A6/T 

 

S/R = A1lnT + A2T + A3T^2/2 + A4T^3/3 + A5T^4/4 + A7 
 

or 
 

S/R = A1lnT + A2T + A3T^2/2 + A4T^3/3 + A5T^4/4 + A7 - lnp 


For each species, two sets of coefficients are included for two adjacent temperature intervals, 273 to 1,000 [K] and 1,000 to 5,000 [K].  The data have been constrained to be equal at 1,000 [K].


For example, physical properties for both reactants and combustion products are very important and need to be known in order to carry out successful combustion calculations. 

 

The plot in Figure 1 depicts how the species specific enthalpy values change with the temperature.  The physical properties provided in this plot come from the JANAF Thermochemical Data - Tables, 1970. 

Figure 1 - Enthalpy vs Temperature
 

In general, specific enthapy values increase with an increase in temperature. 
 

It is interesting to note that the specific enthalpy value for basic combustion elements such as carbon (C), hydrogen (H2), sulfur (S), oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) is equal to zero at the standard combustion conditions of 298 [K] and 1 [atm].
 

Also, it should be mentioned that for ideal gas species, the specific enthalpy values are only dependent on the temperature. 
 

Assumptions 

 

Considered species behave as an ideal gas. 
 

Governing Equations 
 

For each reaction species, the thermodynamic functions specific heat, specific enthalpy and specific entropy as functions of temperature are given in the form of least squares coefficients as follows: 
 

Cp/R = A1 + A2T + A3T^2 + A4T^3 + A5T^4

 
H/(R*T) = A1 + A2T/2 + A3T^2/3 + A4T^3/4 + A5T^4/5 + A6/T


S/R = A1lnT + A2T + A3T^2/2 + A4T^3/3 + A5T^4/4 + A7 
 

or

 
S/R = A1lnT + A2T + A3T^2/2 + A4T^3/3 + A5T^4/4 + A7 - lnp 

 

For each species, two sets of coefficients are included for two adjacent temperature intervals, 273 to 1,000 [K] and 1,000 to 5,000 [K].  The data have been constrained to be equal at 1,000 [K]. 
 

Also, 
 

U = H - p*v*MW or U = H - R*T 
G = H - S*T 
and 
u = h - p*v or u = h - R*T/MW 
g = h - s*T 

Legend:
 Cp -- Specific Heat [kJ/kmol*K] 
cp -- Specific Heat [kJ/kg*K] 
MW -- Molecular Weight [kg/kmol] 

R -- Universal Gas Constant [kJ/kmol*K] 

Gas Constant = R/MW [kJ/kg*K] 

H -- Specific Enthalpy [kJ/kmol] 

h -- Specific Enthalpy [kJ/kg] 

T -- Temperature [K] 

S -- Specific Entropy [kJ/kmol*K] 

s -- Specific Entropy [kJ/kg*K] 

p -- Pressure [atm] 

U -- Internal Specific Energy [kJ/kmol] 
u -- Internal Specific Energy [kJ/kg] 
v -- Specific Volume [m^3/kg] 

G -- Gibbs Free Specific Energy [kJ/kmol] 

g -- Gibbs Free Specific Energy [kJ/kg] 

Conclusions 


In general, specific enthalpy values increase with an increase in temperature. 
 

It is interesting to note that the specific enthalpy value for basic combustion elements such as carbon (C), hydrogen (H2), sulfur (S), oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) is equal to zero at the standard combustion conditions of 298 [K] and 1 [atm].
 

Also, it should be mentioned that for ideal gas species, the specific enthalpy values are only dependent on the temperature. 

 

References 
 

JANAF Thermochemical Data - Tables, 1970

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