9th Edition

Thermodynamics and Heat Power, Ninth Edition

ISBN 9780367280918
Published November 6, 2020 by CRC Press
864 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

The ninth edition of Thermodynamics and Heat Power contains a revised sequence of thermodynamics concepts including physical properties, processes, and energy systems, to enable the attainment of learning outcomes by Engineering and Engineering Technology students taking an introductory course in thermodynamics. Built around an easily understandable approach, this updated text focuses on thermodynamics fundamentals, and explores renewable energy generation, IC engines, power plants, HVAC, and applied heat transfer. Energy, heat, and work are examined in relation to thermodynamics cycles, and the effects of fluid properties on system performance are explained. Numerous step-by-step examples and problems make this text ideal for undergraduate students.

This new edition:

  • Introduces physics-based mathematical formulations and examples in a way that enables problem-solving.
  • Contains extensive learning features within each chapter, and basic computational exercises for in-class and laboratory activities.
  • Includes a straightforward review of applicable calculus concepts.
  • Uses everyday examples to foster a better understanding of thermal science and engineering concepts.

This book is suitable for undergraduate students in engineering and engineering technology.

Table of Contents

1. Fundamental Concepts 

2. Work, Energy, and Heat 

3. Properties of Fluids and Vapors

4. First Law of Thermodynamics 

5. The Second Law of Thermodynamics 

6. The Ideal Gas 

7. Mixtures of Ideal Gases 

8. Vapor Power Cycles and Alternative Power Systems 

9. Gas Power Cycles 

10. Refrigeration 

11. Heat Transfer 

Appendix 1. 

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Dr. Jorge L. Alvarado is a professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He holds a joint-appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TAMU. He teaches courses in the areas of thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, and fluid power. Dr. Alvarado also conducts scholarly research activities in the areas of nanotechnology, micro-scale heat transfer, electronic cooling, phase change materials, thermal storage, bio-fuel combustion, and energy conservation and use of renewable energy in buildings. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering (1991) from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; MS (2000) and PhD (2004) degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Alvarado has worked and collaborated with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Trinity University, among others. His publication record includes scholarly articles in journals such as Applied Physics Letters, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Renewable Energy, Fuel, Energy and Numerical Heat Transfer, among others. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers (ASTFE), American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Physical Society (APS).

Maurice Bluestein (1941-2017) was a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. He taught for 19 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels, following a 25-year career in the biomedical engineering industry. His industrial experience included developing artificial limbs for the Veterans Affairs Department, designing waste management systems for the Apollo space mission, managing the clinical usage of the intra-aortic balloon pump as a cardiac assist device, and using ultrasound imaging to detect carotid artery blockages and to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer. He received a PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and MS and BS degrees in mechanical engineering from New York University and the City College of New York, respectively. He authored numerous scientific papers and was the codeveloper of the Wind Chill Temperature Chart used by the weather services of the United States and Canada.