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Engineering thermodynamics

See below for a selection of the latest books from Engineering thermodynamics category. Presented with a red border are the Engineering thermodynamics books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Engineering thermodynamics books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Conveyor Belt Furnace Thermal Processing

Conveyor Belt Furnace Thermal Processing

Author: Jinlong Xu, Joyce Zhang, Ken Kuang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

This practical book is tailored for engineers working in the industry, and condenses more than a decade's worth of application experience on furnaces. The various topics discussed include conveyor furnaces, belt furnaces, solar cells, brazing furnaces, thick film furnaces, and furnace air flow and reflow. There are chapters on the influence of belt furnace and firing on silicon solar cells, thin film CIGS solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, crystalline solar cells, and lithium ion batteries, as well as how the processes affect the efficiency of each. The authors also address the influence of belt furnace on various processes such as metallization, engine valve heat treatment, brazing, post mold curing, and glass-to-metal sealing. The last few chapters also address Direct Bond Copper (DBC) technologies, and the effect of profile and atmosphere on the reflow process.

Nuclear Systems II Elements of Thermal Hydraulic Design, Second Edition

Nuclear Systems II Elements of Thermal Hydraulic Design, Second Edition

A follow-up to the authors' Nuclear Systems Volume 1: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals, Second Edition, Nuclear Systems Volume 2: Elements of Thermal Hydraulic Design, Second Edition provides advanced coverage of a wide variety of thermal fluid systems and technologies in nuclear power plants. A major change is coverage of the latest reactor designs, and their thermal/fluid technologies. Volume 2, Second Edition covers a variety of nuclear power plant subsystems, as well as those related to the nuclear core.

Chemical Thermodynamics in Materials Science From Basics to Practical Applications

Chemical Thermodynamics in Materials Science From Basics to Practical Applications

Author: Taishi Matsushita, Kusuhiro Mukai Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2018

This textbook covers chemical thermodynamics in materials science from basic to advanced level, especially for iron and steel making processes. To improve a process by applying knowledge of thermodynamics or to assess the calculation results of thermodynamic software, an accurate and systematic understanding of thermodynamics is required. For that purpose, books from which one can learn thermodynamics from the basic to the advanced level are needed, but such books are rarely published. This book bridges the gap between the basics, which are treated in general thermodynamic books, and their application, which are only partially dealt with in most specialized books on a specific field. This textbook can be used to teach the basics of chemical thermodynamics and its applications to beginners. The basic part of the book is written to help learners acquire robust applied skills in an easy-to-understand manner, with in-depth explanations and schematic diagrams included. The same book can be used by advanced learners as well. Those higher-level readers such as post-graduate students and researchers may refer to the basic part of the book to get down to the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics or to confirm the basic concepts. Abundant pages are also devoted to applications designed to present more advanced applied skills grounded in a deep understanding of the basics. The book contains some 50 examples and their solutions so that readers can learn through self-study.

Heat Pumps Fundamentals and Applications

Heat Pumps Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Walter Grassi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2018

The text describes the main features of currently available heat pumps, focusing on system operation and interactions with external heat sources. In fact, before choosing a heat pump, several aspects must be assessed in detail: the actual climate of the installation site, the building's energy requirements, the heating system, the type of operation etc. After discussing the general working principles, the book describes the main components of compression machines - for EHPs, GHPs and CO2 heat pumps. It then addresses absorption heat pumps and provides additional details on the behavior of two-fluid mixtures. The book presents a performance comparison for the different types, helping designers choose the right one for their needs, and discusses the main refrigerants. Notes on helpful additional literature, websites and videos, also concerning relevant European regulations, round out the coverage. This book will be of interest to all engineers and technicians whose work involves heat pumps. It will also benefit students in energy engineering degree programs who want to deepen their understanding of heat pumps.

Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Stagnation Flames

Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Stagnation Flames

Author: Yiyang Zhang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2018

This book studies the collision, coalescence and deposition of nanoparticles in stagnation flames. With the help of synthesis experiments, in-situ laser diagnostics and molecular dynamics simulations, it investigates the growth of nanoparticles in flames and their deposition in boundary layers at a macroscopic flow field scale, as well as particle and molecular scale issues such as the interaction force between particles, how the collision rate is enhanced by attractive forces, and how the nano-scale coalescence process is influenced by the high surface curvature - all of which are crucial to understanding nanoparticle transport phenomena at high temperatures. The book also reports on a novel in-situ laser diagnostics phenomenon called phase-selective laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and related applications for tracing gas-to-particle transitions and measuring local particle volume fractions in nano-aerosols.

Ignition and Wave Processes in Combustion of Solids

Ignition and Wave Processes in Combustion of Solids

Author: Nickolai M. Rubtsov, Boris S. Seplyarskii, Michail I. Alymov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2018

This book focuses on the application of classical combustion theory to ignition and flame propagation in solid-solid and gas-solid systems. It presents experimental investigations in the areas of local ignition, filtration combustion, self-propagating high temperature synthesis and nanopowders protection. The authors highlight analytical formulas used in different areas of combustion in solids and propose an approach based on classical combustion theory. The book attempts to analyze the basic approaches to understanding of solid-solid and solid - gas combustion presented in contemporary literature in a unified approach based on classical combustion theory.

Dynamics of Liquid Solidification Thermal Resistance of Contact Layer

Dynamics of Liquid Solidification Thermal Resistance of Contact Layer

Author: Zygmunt Lipnicki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2018

This monograph comprehensively describes phenomena of heat flow during phase change as well as the dynamics of liquid solidification, i.e. the development of a solidified layer. The book provides the reader with basic knowledge for practical designs, as well as with equations which describe processes of energy transformation. The target audience primarily comprises researchers and experts in the field of heat flow, but the book may also be beneficial for both practicing engineers and graduate students.

Thermodynamic Inversion Origin of Living Systems

Thermodynamic Inversion Origin of Living Systems

Author: Vladimir N. Kompanichenko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2018

This book discusses the theory, general principles, and energy source conditions allowing for the emergence of life in planetary systems. The author examines the material conditions found in natural hydrothermal sites, the appropriate analogs of prebiotic environments on early Earth. He provides an overview of current laboratory experiments in prebiotic materials chemistry and substantiation of a new direction for the experiments in the origin of life field. Describes thermodynamic inversion and how it relates to the living cell; Examines the current direction of experiments on prebiotic materials chemistry; Introduces and substantiates necessary conditions for the emergence of life.

Molecular Simulation Studies on Thermophysical Properties With Application to Working Fluids

Molecular Simulation Studies on Thermophysical Properties With Application to Working Fluids

Author: Gabriele Raabe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2018

This book discusses the fundamentals of molecular simulation, starting with the basics of statistical mechanics and providing introductions to Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation techniques. It also offers an overview of force-field models for molecular simulations and their parameterization, with a discussion of specific aspects. The book then summarizes the available know-how for analyzing molecular simulation outputs to derive information on thermophysical and structural properties. Both the force-field modeling and the analysis of simulation outputs are illustrated by various examples. Simulation studies on recently introduced HFO compounds as working fluids for different technical applications demonstrate the value of molecular simulations in providing predictions for poorly understood compounds and gaining a molecular-level understanding of their properties. This book will prove a valuable resource to researchers and students alike.

Pollutant Dispersion in Built Environment

Pollutant Dispersion in Built Environment

Author: Tingzhen Ming, Chong Peng, Tingrui Gong, Zhengtong Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2018

This book discusses energy transfer, fluid flow and pollution in built environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of the highly detailed fundamental theories as well as the technologies used and the application of heat and mass transfer and fluid flow in built environments, with a focus on the mathematical models and computational and experimental methods. It is a valuable resource for researchers in the fields of buildings and environment, heat transfer and global warming.

Computational Transport Phenomena of Fluid-Particle Systems

Computational Transport Phenomena of Fluid-Particle Systems

Author: Hamid Arastoopour, Dimitri Gidaspow, Emad Abbasi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2018

This book concerns the most up-to-date advances in computational transport phenomena (CTP), an emerging tool for the design of gas-solid processes such as fluidized bed systems. The authors examine recent work in kinetic theory and CTP and illustrate gas-solid processes' many applications in the energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. They also discuss the kinetic theory approach in developing constitutive equations for gas-solid flow systems and how it has advanced over the last decade as well as the possibility of obtaining innovative designs for multiphase reactors, such as those needed to capture CO2 from flue gases. Suitable as a concise reference and a textbook supplement for graduate courses, Computational Transport Phenomena of Gas-Solid Systems is ideal for practitioners in industries involved with the design and operation of processes based on fluid/particle mixtures, such as the energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food processing.

Theory of Periodic Conjugate Heat Transfer

Theory of Periodic Conjugate Heat Transfer

Author: Yuri B. Zudin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2018

This book provides a detailed yet comprehensive presentation of the theory of periodic conjugate heat transfer. It contains an analytical approach to the effects of thermophysical and geometrical properties of a solid body on the experimentally determined heat transfer coefficient. The main objective of the book is a simplified description of the interaction between a solid body and a fluid as a boundary value problem of the heat conduction equation.This third and extended edition covers Wall's thermal effect on Landau stability, gas bubbles pulsations in fluids, and also the interplay between periodic conjugate heat transfer and non-Fourier heat conduction. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students in engineering.