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Engineering thermodynamics

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Modeling of Column Apparatus Processes

Modeling of Column Apparatus Processes

Author: Christo Boyadjiev, Maria Doichinova, Boyan Boyadjiev, Petya Popova-Krumova Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

This new edition includes brand-new developments in the modeling of processes in the column apparatuses. It analyzes the radial velocity component and axial variation in the axial velocity in the column. These models are described in five new chapters. The book presents models of chemical and interphase mass transfer processes in industrial column apparatuses, using convection-diffusion and average-concentration models. It also introduces average concentration models for quantitative analysis, which use the average values of the velocity and concentration over the cross-sectional area of the column. The new models are used to analyze a broad range of processes (simple and complex chemical reactions, physical and chemical absorption, physical and chemical adsorption, catalytic reactions in the cases of physical and chemical adsorption mechanism), and make it possible to model sulfur dioxide gas purification processes.

Thermodynamics and Morphodynamics in Wave Energy

Thermodynamics and Morphodynamics in Wave Energy

Author: Antonio Monino, Encarnacion Medina-Lopez, Rafael J. Bergillos, Maria Clavero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

This book examines the performance of oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy converters. It discusses the influence of humid air inside the chamber and changes in the seabed, and also investigates the role of wave energy converters in coastal protection. The authors use a real gas model to describe the thermodynamics of the air-water vapour mixture inside the chamber, and the compression and expansion process during the wave cycle. Further, they present an alternative formulation with new perspectives on the adiabatic process of the gaseous phase, including a modified adiabatic index, and subsequent modified thermodynamic state variables such as enthalpy, entropy and specific heat. The book also develops a numerical model using computational fluid dynamics to simulate OWC characteristics in open sea, and studies the performance of a linear turbine using an actuator disk model. It then compares the results from both cases to find an agreement between the analytical and numerical models when humidity is inserted in the gaseous phase. Introducing new concepts to studies of wave energy to provide fresh perspectives on energy extraction and efficiency problems, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and industrial companies involved in thermal energy and coastal engineering. It is also of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as it broadens their view of wave energy.

Chemical Thermodynamics: Reversible And Irreversible Thermodynamics.

Chemical Thermodynamics: Reversible And Irreversible Thermodynamics.

This book enables the reader to learn, in a single volume, equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics as well as generalized forms of hydrodynamics for linear and nonlinear processes applied to various hydrodynamic flow processes - including chemical oscillation phenomena and pattern formations, shock wave phenomena, sound wave propagations, and Liesegang pattern formation, amongst others.Chemical Thermodynamics introduces advanced undergraduate students and graduate students to the fundamental ideas and notions of the first and second laws of thermodynamics by seamlessly combining equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics in a unicameral viewpoint based on the first and second law of thermodynamics. Part I of the book discusses equilibrium thermodynamics in historical deference, covering topics generally dealt with in traditional equilibrium thermodynamics. In Part II, the concept of entropy for reversible processes is extended and developed for thermodynamics of irreversible processes by using the concept of calortropy (heat evolution), so that the mathematical theory of macroscopic processes in matter, including a generalized form of hydrodynamics, is ensured to remain consistent with the thermodynamic laws.

Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Environmental engineering, is by its very nature, interdisciplinary and it is a challenge to develop courses that will provide students with a thorough broad-based curriculum that includes every aspect of the environmental engineering profession. Environmental engineers perform a variety of functions, most critical of which are process design for waste treatment or pollution prevention, fate and transport modeling, green engineering, and risk assessment. Chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, the two main pillars of physical chemistry, are two of the many subjects that are crucial to environmental engineering. Based on the success of the successes of previous editions, Principles of Environmental Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Fourth Edition, provides an overarching view of the applications of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics in various aspects of the field of environmental science and engineering. Written by experts in the field, this new edition offers an improved logical progression of the text with principles and applications, includes new case studies with current relevant environmental events and their relationship to thermodynamics and kinetics, and adds examples and problems for the updated environmental events. It also includes a comprehensive analysis of green engineering with relation applications, updated appendices, and an increased number of thermodynamic and kinetic data for chemical species. While it is primarily intended for undergraduate students at the junior/senior level, the breadth and scope of this book make it a valuable resource for introductory graduate courses and a useful reference for environmental engineers.

Introduction to Transport Phenomena Modeling A Multiphysics, General Equation-Based Approach

Introduction to Transport Phenomena Modeling A Multiphysics, General Equation-Based Approach

Author: Gianpaolo Ruocco Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2018

This textbook offers an introduction to multiple, interdependent transport phenomena as they occur in various fields of physics and technology like transport of momentum, heat, and matter. These phenomena are found in a number of combined processes in the fields of chemical, food, biomedical, and environmental sciences. The book puts a special emphasis on numerical modeling of both purely diffusive mechanisms and macroscopic transport such as fluid dynamics, heat and mass convection. To favor the applicability of the various concepts, they are presented with a simplicity of exposure, and synthesis has been preferred with respect to completeness. The book includes more than 130 graphs and figures, to facilitate the understanding of the various topics. It also presents many modeling examples throughout the text, to control that the learned material is properly understood.

CFD Techniques and Thermo-Mechanics Applications

CFD Techniques and Thermo-Mechanics Applications

Author: Zied Driss Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2018

This book focuses on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) techniques and the recent developments and research works in thermo-mechanics applications. It is devoted to the publication of basic and applied studies broadly related to this area. The chapters present the development of numerical methods, computational techniques, and case studies in the thermo-mechanics applications. They offer the fundamental knowledge for using CFD in real thermo-mechanics applications and complex flow problems through new technical approaches. Also, they discuss the steps in the CFD process and provide benefits and issues when using the CFD analysis in understanding of complicated flow phenomena and its use in the design process. The best practices for reducing errors and uncertainties in CFD analysis are also discussed. The presented case studies and development approaches aim to provide the readers, such as engineers and PhD students, the fundamentals of CFD prior to embarking on any real simulation project. Additionally, engineers supporting or being supported by CFD analysts can benefit from this book.

Thermodynamik Grundlagen Und Technische Anwendungen - Band 2: Mehrstoffsysteme Und Chemische Reaktionen

Thermodynamik Grundlagen Und Technische Anwendungen - Band 2: Mehrstoffsysteme Und Chemische Reaktionen

Author: Peter Stephan, Karlheinz Schaber, Karl Stephan, Franz Mayinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2018

Der zweite Band des Standardwerkes von K. Stephan und F. Mayinger erscheint nun von P. Stephan und K. Schaber neu bearbeitet und aktualisiert in der 15. Auflage. Zum besseren Verstandnis der Phanomene des Phasenverhaltens wurden den Berechnungsmethoden der Gemischthermodynamik die anschaulichen Phasendiagramme vorangestellt. Der Stoff wird einerseits wissenschaftlich streng, andererseits sehr anschaulich dargestellt. Zahlreiche praxisnahe UEbungsaufgaben erleichtern das Verstandnis. Ausserdem neu in der 15. Auflage: die thermodynamischen Grundlagen spontaner Phasenubergange, die fur das Verstandnis vieler Phanomene in der Verfahrens- und Energietechnik eine wichtige Rolle spielen; die Darstellung zur Thermodynamik chemischer Reaktionen wurde unter Einbeziehung realer Stoffsysteme verallgemeinert und um ein Kapitel uber Elektrolytloesungen erweitert; Eindampfprozesse erganzen das Kapitel uber Prozesse zur Stofftrennung.

Modeling Phenomena of Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Modeling Phenomena of Flow and Transport in Porous Media

Author: Jacob Bear Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

This book presents and discusses the construction of mathematical models that describe phenomena of flow and transport in porous media as encountered in civil and environmental engineering, petroleum and agricultural engineering, as well as chemical and geothermal engineering. The phenomena of transport of extensive quantities, like mass of fluid phases, mass of chemical species dissolved in fluid phases, momentum and energy of the solid matrix and of fluid phases occupying the void space of porous medium domains are encountered in all these disciplines. The book, which can also serve as a text for courses on modeling in these disciplines, starts from first principles and focuses on the construction of well-posed mathematical models that describe all these transport phenomena.

Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering

Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering

Author: Francis A. Kulacki Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

This Handbook provides researchers, faculty, design engineers in industrial R&D, and practicing engineers in the field concise treatments of advanced and more-recently established topics in thermal science and engineering, with an important emphasis on micro- and nanosystems, not covered in earlier references on applied thermal science, heat transfer or relevant aspects of mechanical/chemical engineering. Major sections address new developments in heat transfer, transport phenomena, single- and multiphase flows with energy transfer, thermal-bioengineering, thermal radiation, combined mode heat transfer, coupled heat and mass transfer, and energy systems. Energy transport at the macro-scale and micro/nano-scales is also included. The internationally recognized team of authors adopt a consistent and systematic approach and writing style, including ample cross reference among topics, offering readers a user-friendly knowledgebase greater than the sum of its parts, perfect for frequent consultation. The Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering is ideal for academic and professional readers in the traditional and emerging areas of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, electronics fabrication, energy, and manufacturing concerned with the influence thermal phenomena.

Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Study of Cyclohexane and Its Mono-alkylated Derivatives Combustion

Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Study of Cyclohexane and Its Mono-alkylated Derivatives Combustion

Author: Zhandong Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

This thesis investigates the combustion chemistry of cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, and ethylcyclohexane on the basis of state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation photoionization mass spectrometry experiments, quantum chemistry calculations, and extensive kinetic modeling. It explores the initial decomposition mechanism and distribution of the intermediates, proposes a novel formation mechanism of aromatics, and develops a detailed kinetic model to predict the three cycloalkanes' combustion properties under a wide range of conditions. Accordingly, the thesis provides an essential basis for studying much more complex cycloalkanes in transport fuels and has applications in engine and fuel design, as well as emission control.

Mass and Energy Balances Basic Principles for Calculation, Design, and Optimization of Macro/Nano Systems

Mass and Energy Balances Basic Principles for Calculation, Design, and Optimization of Macro/Nano Systems

Author: Seyed Ali Ashrafizadeh, Zhongchao Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2018

This textbook introduces students to mass and energy balances and focuses on basic principles for calculation, design, and optimization as they are applied in industrial processes and equipment. While written primarily for undergraduate programs in chemical, energy, mechanical, and environmental engineering, the book can also be used as a reference by technical staff and design engineers interested who are in, and/or need to have basic knowledge of process engineering calculation. Concepts and techniques presented in this volume are highly relevant within many industrial sectors including manufacturing, oil/gas, green and sustainable energy, and power plant design. Drawing on 15 years of teaching experiences, and with a clear understanding of students' interests, the authors have adopted a very accessible writing style that includes many examples and additional citations to research resources from the literature, referenced at the ends of chapters.

Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Combustion

Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Combustion

Author: Santanu De Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2017

This book presents a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art models for turbulent combustion, with special emphasis on the theory, development and applications of combustion models in practical combustion systems. It simplifies the complex multi-scale and nonlinear interaction between chemistry and turbulence to allow a broader audience to understand the modeling and numerical simulations of turbulent combustion, which remains at the forefront of research due to its industrial relevance. Further, the book provides a holistic view by covering a diverse range of basic and advanced topics-from the fundamentals of turbulence-chemistry interactions, role of high-performance computing in combustion simulations, and optimization and reduction techniques for chemical kinetics, to state-of-the-art modeling strategies for turbulent premixed and nonpremixed combustion and their applications in engineering contexts.