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Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems : Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3 - Adrian Bejan

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems

Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3

By: Adrian Bejan (Editor), Eden Mamut (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1999
ISBN: 9780792357254
Number Of Pages: 465

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This text provides a comprehensive assessment of the methodologies of thermodynamic optimization, energy analysis and thermoeconomics, and their application to the design of efficient and environmentally sound energy systems. The chapters are organized in a sequence that begins with pure thermodynamics and progresses towards the blending of thermodynamics with other disciplines, such as heat transfer and cost accounting. Three methods of analysis stand out, entropy generation minimization, energy (or availability) analysis, and thermoeconomics. The book reviews late-1990s directions in a field that is both extremely important and intellectually alive. Additionally, new directions for research on thermodynamics and optimization are revealed.

Presentation of the foundations of thermodynamics in about twelve one-hour lecturesp. 1
Pictorial visualization of the entropy of thermodynamicsp. 19
Thermodynamic optimization of inanimate and animate flow systemsp. 45
Constructal flow geometry optimizationp. 61
Fundamentals of exergy analysis and exergy-aided thermal systems designp. 73
Strengths and limitations of exergy analysisp. 93
Design optimization using exergoeconomicsp. 101
On-line thermoeconomic diagnosis of thermal power plantsp. 117
Exergy in thermal systems analysisp. 137
Allocation of finite energetic resources via an exergetic costing methodp. 151
Optimisation of turbomachinary components by constrained minimisation of the local entropy production ratep. 163
Available energy versus entropyp. 187
Exergy analysis in the process industryp. 195
Exergetic life cycle analysis of components in a systemp. 209
The intimate connection between exergy and the environmentp. 221
Effect of variation of environmental conditions on exergy and on power conversionp. 231
Bond graphs and influence coefficients applicationsp. 241
Repowering options for existing power plantsp. 251
Cogeneration based on gas turbines, gas engines and fuel cellsp. 261
Gas dynamics cycles of thermal and refrigerating machinesp. 271
Energy saving techniques in distillation thermodynamic efficiency and energy conservationp. 279
Second law based optimization of systems with thermomechanial dissipative processesp. 297
Solar energy conversion into work: simple upper bound efficienciesp. 313
Thermodynamic approach to the optimization of central solar energy systemsp. 323
Thermodynamic optimization in ocean thermal energy conversionp. 335
How to unify solar energy converters and Carnot enginesp. 345
Optimal control for multistage endoreversible engines with heat and mass transferp. 363
Thermodynamics and optimization of reverse cycle machinesp. 385
Synthesis on Stirling engine optimizationp. 403
Minimizing losses - tools of finite-time thermodynamicsp. 411
Physics versus engineering of finite-time thermodynamic models and optimizationsp. 421
Optimization and simulation of time dependent heat driven refrigerators with continuous temperature controlp. 425
Intelligent computer-aided design, analysis, optimization and improvement of thermodynamic systemsp. 437
A study of the large oscillations of the thermodynamic pendullum by the method of cubicationp. 445
Author Indexp. 453
Subject Indexp. 459
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ISBN: 9780792357254
ISBN-10: 0792357256
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 465
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.88