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Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers - D. Winterbone

Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers


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Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition introduces the basic concepts of thermodynamics and applies them to a wide range of technologies. Authors Desmond Winterbone and Ali Turan also include a detailed study of combustion to show how the chemical energy in a fuel is converted into thermal energy and emissions; analyze fuel cells to give an understanding of the direct conversion of chemical energy to electrical power; and provide a study of property relationships to enable more sophisticated analyses to be made of irreversible thermodynamics, allowing for new ways of efficiently covering energy to power (e.g. solar energy, fuel cells). Worked examples are included in most of the chapters, followed by exercises with solutions. By developing thermodynamics from an explicitly equilibrium perspective and showing how all systems attempt to reach equilibrium (and the effects of these systems when they cannot), Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition provides unparalleled insight into converting any form of energy into power. The theories and applications of this text are invaluable to students and professional engineers of all disciplines.

  • Includes new chapter that introduces basic terms and concepts for a firm foundation of study
  • Features clear explanations of complex topics and avoids complicated mathematical analysis
  • Updated chapters with recent advances in combustion, fuel cells, and more
  • Solutions manual will be provided for end-of-chapter problems

"This book not only illustrates the basic concepts and laws, but also introduces some new developments in thermodynamics. The novelty of the book lies on answering two key questions that engineers desperately care about: how to apply the classic thermodynamics to physical/physiochemical processes and how to apply the classic thermodynamics to practical applications." --Dr Shenghui Lei, PhD, B.Eng, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Dublin, Ireland

* Introduction and Revision * The Second Law and Equilibrium* Engine Cycles and Their Efficiencies* Availability and Exergy* Rational Efficiency and Powerplant* Finite Time (or endoreversible) Thermodynamics (FTT)* General Thermodynamic Relationships: for single component systems, or systems of constant composition* Equations of State* Thermodynamic Properties of Ideal Gases and Ideal Gas Mixtures of Constant Composition* Thermodynamics of Combustion* Chemistry of Combustion* Chemical Equilibrium and Dissociation* Effect of Dissociation on Combustion Parameters* Chemical Kinetics* Combustion and Flames* Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines* Gas Turbines* Liquefaction of Gases* Pinch Technology* Irreversible Thermodynamics* Fuel Cells

ISBN: 9780444633736
ISBN-10: 0444633731
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 578
Published: 23rd February 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised