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Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering

1st Edition

By Allan D. Kraus, James R. Welty, Abdul Aziz

CRC Press

972 pages

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Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering combines coverage of basic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer for a one- or two-term course for a variety of engineering majors. The book covers fundamental concepts, definitions, and models in the context of engineering examples and case studies. It carefully explains the methods used to evaluate changes in equilibrium, mass, energy, and other measurable properties, most notably temperature. It then also discusses techniques used to assess the effects of those changes on large, multi-component systems in areas ranging from mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering to electrical and computer technologies.

Includes a motivational student study guide on CD to promote successful evaluation of energy systems

This material helps readers optimize problem solving using practices to determine equilibrium limits and entropy, as well as track energy forms and rates of progress for processes in both closed and open thermodynamic systems. Presenting a variety of system examples, tables, and charts to reinforce understanding, the book includes coverage of:

  • How automobile and aircraft engines work

  • Construction of steam power plants and refrigeration systems

  • Gas and vapor power processes and systems

  • Application of fluid statics, buoyancy, and stability, and the flow of fluids in pipes and machinery

  • Heat transfer and thermal control of electronic components

Keeping sight of the difference between system synthesis and analysis, this book contains numerous design problems. It would be useful for an intensive course geared toward readers who know basic physics and mathematics through ordinary different

Table of Contents

The Thermal/Fluid Sciences: Introductory Concepts. Thermodynamics: Preliminary Concepts and Definitions. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics. Properties of Pure, Simple Compressible Substances. Control Volume Mass and Energy Analysis. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Entropy. Gas Power Systems. Vapor Power and Refrigeration Cycles. Mixtures of Gases, Vapors, and Combustion Products. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Fluid Statics. Control Volume Analysis—Mass and Energy Conservation. Newton’s Second Law of Motion. Dimensional Analysis and Similarity. Viscous Flow. Flow in Pipes and Pipe Networks. Fluid Machinery. Introduction to Heat Transfer. Steady-State Conduction. Unsteady-State Conduction. Forced Convection—Internal Flow. Forced Convection—External Flow. Free or Natural Convection. Heat Exchangers. Radiation Heat Transfer. Appendices.

About the Authors

Kraus, Allan D.; Welty, James R.; Aziz, Abdul

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics