245 pages | 130 B/W Illus.
This book is intended to serve as a guide for discovering pathways to more efficient energy use. The first part of the book illustrates basic laws of energy conversion and principles of thermodynamics. Laws of energy conservation and direction of energy conversion are formulated in detail, and the types of thermodynamic processes are explained. Also included is the characterization of various types of real energy conversion. The second part of the book discusses types of energy conversion referred to as thermal-energy technologies. The advantages of the co-generation processes and devices operating within the Brayton direct cycle and their adaptively to household energetics are underlined.
"A compact reference on power engineering that all the civil engineers and architects should have on their shelf."
— Vincenzo Bianco, University of Genoa, Italy
"The book covers In-depth descriptions of both mature and emerging power generation technologies."
— Cheng-Xian Lin, Florida International University, USA
"The author’s versatile experience in blending the right mix of academia with the real world energy systems will encourage the readers to study thermodynamics and heat transfer concepts with much more interest."
— R. Venkatesh, PSG College of Technology, India
"The book incorporates the principles of thermodynamics from a physical chemistry viewpoint as well as an engineering perspective. The text is comprehensive in the fundamental development of the governing relations associated with thermodynamic cycles, and provides the reader with a nice background in the history of theoretical engine cycle development."
— Darrell W. Pepper, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Theoretical foundations of thermotechnics and power engineering. Conversion of thermal energy into mechanical work (thermal engines). Thermoelectric and co-generation technologies. Energy conversion (regeneration and recuperation). Heat transfer and accumulation. Energy and interior environment. Concluding remarks. Applications. Information Resources.