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This textbook provides a strong foundation in the basic thermodynamics needed to analyze real-world engineering applications of thermodynamics in the field of energy systems. Written in a format readable to students new to the subject, this book will also help entrepreneurs venturing into the world of energy and power without a background in mechanical engineering.This book presents the basic theories of thermodynamics by focusing on the application of the subject matter to the most common applications of thermodynamics. It takes real-world problems from the author's over 40 years of experience as a practical, professional engineer and provides in-depth solutions to each problem using concepts the student has learned from earlier chapters. The case studies provide both examples of how thermodynamics is used in state-of-the-art tools to solve the case studies' problems, as well as ideas for future energy-efficient systems.
Using unifying themes so that the boundaries between thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics becomes transparent, this book presents an in-depth examination of the three disciplines providing the reader with the background to solve problems.
This book introduces the fundamental concepts of inverse heat transfer problems. It presents in detail the basic steps of four techniques of inverse heat transfer protocol, as a parameter estimation approach and as a function estimation approach. These techniques are then applied to the solution of the problems of practical engineering interest involving conduction, convection, and radiation. The text also introduces a formulation based on generalized coordinates for the solution of inverse heat conduction problems in two-dimensional regions.
Presents a unique, stepwise exergy-based approach to thermodynamic concepts, systems, and applications Thermodynamics A Smart Approach redefines this crucial branch of engineering as the science of energy and exergy--rather than the science of energy and entropy--to provide an innovative, step-by-step approach for teaching, understanding, and practicing thermodynamics in a clearer and easier way. Focusing primarily on the concepts and balance equations, this innovative textbook covers exergy under the second law of thermodynamics, discusses exergy matters, and relates thermodynamics to environmental impact and sustainable development in a clear, simple and understandable manner. It aims to change the way thermodynamics is taught and practiced and help overcome the fear of thermodynamics. Author Ibrahim Dincer, a pioneer in the areas of thermodynamics and sustainable energy technologies, draws upon his multiple decades of experience teaching and researching thermodynamics to offer a unique exergy-based approach to the subject. Enabling readers to easily comprehend and apply thermodynamic principles, the text organizes thermodynamics into seven critical steps--property, state, process, cycle, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics and performance assessment--and provides extended teaching tools for systems and applications. Precise, student-friendly chapters cover fundamental concepts, thermodynamic laws, conventional and innovative power and refrigeration cycles, and more. This textbook: Covers a unique approach in teaching design, analysis and assessment of thermodynamic systems Provides lots of examples for every subject for students and instructors Contains hundreds of illustrations, figures, and tables to better illustrate contents Includes many conceptual questions and study problems Features numerous systems related examples and practical applications Thermodynamics: A Smart Approach is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students and graduate students of engineering and applied science, as well researchers, scientists, and practicing engineers seeking a precise and concise textbook and/or reference work.
Primarily, this book describes the thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many variations on the simple open circuit plant, involving the use of heat exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration, and combined cycle plants. These are described fully in the text. A review of recent proposals for a number of novel gas turbine cycles is also included. In the past few years, work has been directed towards developing gas turbines which produce less carbon dioxide, or plants from which the CO2 can be disposed of; the implications of a carbon tax on electricity pricing are considered. In presenting this wide survey of gas turbine cycles for power generation, the author calls on both his academic experience (at Cambridge and Liverpool Universities, the Gas Turbine Laboratory at MIT and Penn State University) and his industrial work (primarily with Rolls Royce, plc). The book will be essential reading for final years and masters students in mechanical engineering, and for practicing engineers.
Engineering Thermodynamics has been designed for students of all branches of engineering specially undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering. The book will also serve as reference manual for practising engineers. The book has been written in simple language and systematically develops the concepts and principles essential for understanding the subject. The text has been supplemented with solved numerical problems, illustrations and question banks. The present book has been divided in five parts: Thermodynamic Laws and Relations Properties of Gases and Vapours Thermodynamics Cycles Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers Annexures
Given rapid changes in technology and of new product launches, goals and applications in cryogenics have changed over the last decade. In order to keep pace with these new technologies, we need to prepare advanced cryogenic solution strategies. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers scientists and engineers the latest insights in advanced cryogenics. Covering the basics of advanced cryogenics, this book starts out with a detailed review of the latest technology drivers in the field. It then guides the reader through the landscape of cryogenic material properties and through various approaches to applying these materials efficiently in practical cryogenics designs.
This book presents recent research in the field of transport phenomena in porous materials, including heat and mass transfer, drying and adsorption. Covering a comprehensive range of topics related to the transport phenomenon in engineering (including state-of-the-art, theory and technological applications), it discusses some of the most important theoretical advances, computational developments and applications in porous materials domain. Providing an update on the current state of knowledge, this self-contained reference resource will appeal to scientists, researchers and engineers in a variety of disciplines, such as chemical, civil, agricultural and mechanical engineering.
This textbook presents the classical treatment of the problems of heat transfer in an exhaustive manner with due emphasis on understanding of the physics of the problems. This emphasis will be especially visible in the chapters on convective heat transfer. Emphasis is also laid on the solution of steady and unsteady two-dimensional heat conduction problems. Another special feature of the book is a chapter on introduction to design of heat exchangers and their illustrative design problems. A simple and understandable treatment of gaseous radiation has been presented. A special chapter on flat plate solar air heater has been incorporated that covers mathematical modeling of the air heater. The chapter on mass transfer has been written looking specifically at the needs of the students of mechanical engineering. The book includes a large number and variety of solved problems with supporting line diagrams. A number of application-based examples have been incorporated where applicable. The end-of-chapter exercise problems are supplemented with stepwise answers. Though the book has been primarily designed to serve as a complete textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical engineering, it will also be useful for students of chemical, aerospace, automobile, production, and industrial engineering streams. The book fully covers the topics of heat transfer coursework and can also be used as an excellent reference for students preparing for competitive graduate examinations.
Transportvorgange spielen eine uberragende Rolle in verfahrenstechnischen Prozessen, die in unterschiedlichen Industriezweigen - speziell in der chemischen, pharmazeutischen und der Lebensmittelindustrie sowie in der Biotechnologie - die Basis der Produktherstellung bilden. Das fundamentale Verstandnis von Transportvorgangen ist eine unverzichtbare Voraussetzung fur diejenigen, die diese in technischen Prozessen umsetzen. Dazu zahlen vorrangig Ingenieure unterschiedlicher Fachdisziplinen, technische Chemiker und Biotechnologen. Als substanzielle Erganzung des Lehrbuchs Transportvorgange in der Verfahrenstechnik wurde fur die Loesungen der dortigen 200 UEbungsaufgaben dieses Buch erstellt, in dem die Loesungswege ausfuhrlich erlautert werden. Dies umfasst auch die Berechnung samtlicher Zahlenwerte der Loesungen mittels Excel-Dateien, die als Zusatzmaterial in der Online-Version der jeweiligen Kapitel auf SpringerLink zur Verfugung stehen. Leserinnen und Leser koennen wahlweise die Aufgaben zunachst eigenstandig loesen und anschliessend uberprufen oder sich direkt mit den Loesungen in detaillierter Form auseinandersetzen. Auf diese Weise sollen sowohl die Kenntnisse als auch das methodische Wissen vertieft werden, um die Loesungskompetenz zur Behandlung eigener verfahrenstechnischer Fragestellungen zu erweitern.
This book provides design engineers using gas-liquid two-phase flow in different industrial applications the necessary fundamental understanding of the two-phase flow variables. Two-phase flow literature reports a plethora of correlations for determination of flow patterns, void fraction, two- phase pressure drop and non-boiling heat transfer correlations. However, the validity of a majority of these correlations is restricted over a narrow range of two -phase flow conditions. Consequently, it is quite a challenging task for the end user to select an appropriate correlation/model for the type of two-phase flow under consideration. Selection of a correct correlation also requires some fundamental understanding of the two-phase flow physics and the underlying principles/assumptions/limitations associated with these correlations. Thus, it is of significant interest for a design engineer to have knowledge of the flow patterns and their transitions and their influence on two-phase flow variables. To address some of these issues and facilitate selection of appropriate two-phase flow models, this volume presents a succinct review of the flow patterns, void fraction, pressure drop and non-boiling heat transfer phenomenon and recommend some of the well scrutinized modeling techniques.