Deals with the availability method and its application to power plant system design and energy conversion. The first part of the book describes the development and the formulation of the availability method. The second part presents its applications to energy conversion processes. Examples for each energy conversion system are introduced and there are practice problems throughout the text.
1.Introduction 2.Reversibility and Work 3.Availability Equations 4.Availability Analysis of Engineering Processes 5.Diffusion Availability 6.Chemical and fuel Availabilities 7.Availability Analyses of Engineering Cycles 8.Electric-Power Generating Systems 9.Heat-Pump and Refrigeration Systems 10.Cogeneration 11.Availability Analysis of Equipment Performance Data Selected References Appendix A.Conversion Factors Appendix B. Estimate of Coal Availability Appendix C.Tables and Charts Appendix D. Flow and Nonflow Availability for Air Index