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Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion

Authors: Struchtrup, Henning

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  • Self-contained Textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, physics and chemistry
  • Unique and complete collection of thermodynamics, advanced thermodynamics and energy conversion
  • Includes problems, exercises and a multitude real-world examples appropriate also for self-studies
  • Author has taught thermodynamics and energy conversion for years
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This textbook gives a thorough treatment of engineering thermodynamics with applications to classical and modern energy conversion devices.

Some emphasis lies on the description of irreversible processes, such as friction, heat transfer and mixing and the evaluation of the related work losses. Better use of resources requires high efficiencies therefore the reduction of irreversible losses should be seen as one of the main goals of a thermal engineer. This book provides the necessary tools.

Topics include: car and aircraft engines, including Otto, Diesel and Atkinson cycles, by-pass turbofan engines, ramjet and scramjet; steam and gas power plants, including advanced regenerative systems, solar tower and compressed air energy storage; mixing and separation, including reverse osmosis, osmotic power plants and carbon sequestration; phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium, distillation, chemical reactors, combustion processes and fuel cells; the microscopic definition of entropy.

The book includes about 300 end-of-chapter problems for homework assignments and exams. The material presented suffices for two or three full-term courses on thermodynamics and energy conversion.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43715-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43715-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43714-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51875-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 597
Number of Illustrations
205 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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