Lecture Notes in Energy

Closed Power Cycles

Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Invernizzi, Costante Mario

  • Considers the interaction between working fluids, the thermodynamic behaviour of the cycle using them and the technological design aspects of the machines
  • Provides an organized study about the specific subject and a unique whole discussion of the variety of aspects closely connected with the design of this type of engines
  • Approaches discussions strictly founded on the basic thermodynamic facts that control the closed cycles operation and design
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With the growing attention to the exploitation of renewable energies and heat recovery from industrial processes, the traditional steam and gas cycles are showing themselves often inadequate. The inadequacy is due to the great assortment of the required sizes power and of the large kind of heat sources. Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications offers an organized discussion about the strong interaction between working fluids, the thermodynamic behavior of the cycle using them and the technological design aspects of the machines.

A precise treatment of thermal engines operating in accordance with closed cycles is provided to develop ideas and discussions strictly founded on the basic thermodynamic facts that control the closed cycles operation and design. Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications also contains  numerous examples which have been carried out with the help of the Aspen Plus®R program.

Including chapters on binary cycles, the organic Rankine cycle and real closed gas cycles, Closed Power Cycles: Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications acts a solid introduction and reference for post-graduate students and researchers working in applied thermodynamics and energy conversion with thermodynamic engines.

About the authors

Costante Mario Invernizzi is associate lecturer in Machines and Systems for Energy and the Environment at Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Brescia (Italy).

He is author of several papers published mostly on international journals. The scientific activity up to now is mainly directed to the thermodynamic and technological aspects of non conventional power cycles, heat pumps and refrigerating cycles using organic working fluids, working fluids with strong real-gas effects and liquid metals.

In 1981 he graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan, in 1987 he obtained a PhD in Energetics and from 1986 he works in academia and in the recent past he has worked together with some important companies in the energy sector in various research and scientific advices.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Heat Engine, the Prime Movers, and the Modern Closed Energy Conversion Systems

    Invernizzi, Costante Mario

    Pages 1-94

  • The Thermodynamic Properties of the Working Fluids

    Invernizzi, Costante Mario

    Pages 95-115

  • The Organic Rankine Cycle

    Invernizzi, Costante Mario

    Pages 117-175

  • The Real Gas Closed Cycles

    Invernizzi, Costante Mario

    Pages 177-204

  • The Binary Cycles

    Invernizzi, Costante Mario

    Pages 205-218

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6057-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Closed Power Cycles
Book Subtitle
Thermodynamic Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5140-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5140-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5139-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6057-1
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations
Topics