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Engineering Thermodynamics
Fundamental and Advanced Topics

ISBN 9780367646288
Published December 11, 2020 by CRC Press
487 Pages 209 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This textbook comprehensively covers the fundamentals and advanced concepts of thermodynamics in a single volume.

It provides a detailed discussion of advanced concepts that include energy efficiency, energy sustainability, energy security, organic Rankine cycle, combined cycle power plants, combined cycle power plant integrated with organic Rankine cycle and absorption refrigeration system, integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plants, energy conservation in domestic refrigerators, and next-generation low-global warming potential refrigerants. Pedagogical features include solved problems and unsolved exercises interspersed throughout the text for better understanding.

This textbook is primarily written for senior undergraduate students in the fields of mechanical, automobile, chemical, civil, and aerospace engineering for courses on engineering thermodynamics/thermodynamics and for graduate students in thermal engineering and energy engineering for courses on advanced thermodynamics. It is accompanied by teaching resources, including a solutions manual for instructors.


  • Provides design and experimental problems for better understanding
  • Comprehensively discusses power cycles and refrigeration cycles and their advancements
  • Explores the design of energy-efficient buildings to reduce energy consumption

Property tables, charts, and multiple-choice questions comprise appendices of the book and are available at

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Basic Concepts

2. Temperature: Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

3. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics

4. Properties of Pure Substances

5. First Law Analysis of Control Volumes

6. Second Law of Thermodynamics

7. Entropy

8. Properties of Gases and Gas Mixtures

9. Concept of Available Energy (Exergy)

10. Vapor and Advanced Power Cycles

11. Gas Power Cycles

12. Refrigeration Cycles

13. Thermodynamic Relations

14. Psychrometry

15. Chemical Potential of Ideal Fermi and Bose Gases

16. Irreversible Thermodynamics

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Kavati Venkateswarlu is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India. He earned a BTech in mechanical engineering and an MTech in thermal engineering at JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad, and a PhD in mechanical engineering (IC engines) at JNTU Kakinada. His research interests include fuel efficiency and emissions improvement of diesel engines, simulation of fuel spray and combustion with the effect of turbulence and multiple injections, and CRDI and HCCI engines. He has four years of industrial experience and 19 years of teaching and research experience.

Dr. Venkateswarlu has published 20 papers in national and international journals and conferences of repute. He has guided 12 MTech theses. He has authored the textbook Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies.

He is a Fellow, Institution of Engineers India (FIE) and Life Member, Combustion Institute Indian Section.

Dr. Venkateswarlu is the Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Engines. He is a technical reviewer for the journals SAE International Journal of Engines, Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Institution of Engineers, and African Journal of Agricultural Research.