Synopses & Reviews
This introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students assumes no previous instruction in the subject. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics with a special emphasis on their implications for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and is presented in a logical order, allowing the student to tackle increasingly complex problems. Problems and selected answers are included. The heart of engineering thermodynamics is the conversion of heat into work. Increasing demands for more efficient conversion, for example to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to the adoption of new thermodynamic cycles. However the principles of these new cycles are very simple and are subject to the standard laws of thermodynamics as explained in this book.
Review
"The writing and organization of the text are well executed. The author has met his objective of creating a concise and readable introduction to engineering thermodynamics." --Applied Mechanics Review
"Very logically organized and readable. . . . successful. This volume is well balanced with respect to the distribution of material provided in graphical and mathematical forms. This book's strength is its likely ability to foster in students a will for, and enthusiasm toward, thermodynamics." --Choice
Review
"The writing and organization of the text are well executed. The author has met his objective of creating a concise and readable introduction to engineering thermodynamics." --Applied Mechanics Review
"Very logically organized and readable. . . . successful. This volume is well balanced with respect to the distribution of material provided in graphical and mathematical forms. This book's strength is its likely ability to foster in students a will for, and enthusiasm toward, thermodynamics."
--Choice
Synopsis
This introduction to thermodynamics for engineering students assumes no previous instruction in the subject. The book covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics with a special emphasis on their implications for engineers. Each topic is illustrated with worked examples and is presented in a logical order, allowing the student to tackle increasingly complex problems. Problems and selected answers are included. The heart of engineering thermodynamics is the conversion of heat into work. Increasing demands for more efficient conversion, for example to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to the adoption of new thermodynamic cycles. However the principles of these new cycles are very simple and are subject to the standard laws of thermodynamics as explained in this book.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Ideal gases
3. Real gases
4. Vapours, liquids, and solids
5. Systems, processes, and cycles: the language of thermodynamics
6. The first law of thermodynamics for closed systems
7. The first law of thermodynamics for steady flow systems: the steady flow energy equation
8. Heat engines, heat pumps, and the second law of thermodynamics
9. Corollaries of the second law
10. Entropy
11. Molecular interpretation of thermodynamic properties
12. Property diagrams
13. Turbines and compressors
14. Steady flow power cycles: the Rankine cycle
15. Steady flow cycles: the gas turbine cycle
16. Heat pump and refrigeration cycles
17. Internal combustion engine cycles
18. Thermodynamic equations
Solutions to numerical problems
Index.
1. Introduction
2. Ideal gases
3. Real gases
4. Vapours, liquids, and solids
5. Systems processes, and cycles: the language of thermodynamics
6. The first law of thermodynamics for closed systems
7. The first law of thermodynamics for steady flow systems: the steady flow energy equation
8. Heat engines, heat pumps, and the second law of thermodynamics
9. Corollaries of the second law
10. Entropy
11. Molecular interpretation of thermodynamic properties
12. Property diagrams
13. Turbines and compressors
14. Steady flow power cycles: the Rankine cycle
15. Steady flow cycles: the gas turbine cycle
16. Heat pump and refrigeration cycles
17. Internal combustion engine cycles
18. Thermodynamic equations
Solutions to numerical problems