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Thermodynamics and Heat Power

8th Edition

By Irving Granet, Maurice Bluestein

CRC Press

856 pages | 293 B/W Illus.

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Building on the last edition, (dedicated to exploring alternatives to coal- and oil-based energy conversion methods and published more than ten years ago), Thermodynamics and Heat Power, Eighth Edition updates the status of existing direct energy conversion methods as described in the previous work. Offering a systems approach to the analysis of energy conversion methods, this text focuses on the fundamentals involved in thermodynamics, and further explores concepts in the areas of ideal gas flow, engine analysis, air conditioning, and heat transfer. It examines energy, heat, and work in relation to thermodynamics, and also explores the properties of temperature and pressures. The book emphasizes practical mechanical systems, and incorporates problems at the end of the chapters to advance the application of the material.

What’s New in the Eighth Edition:

  • An emphasis on a systems approach to problems
  • More discussion of the types of heat and of entropy
  • Added explanations for understanding pound mass and the mole
  • Analysis of steady flow gas processes, replacing the compressible flow section
  • The concept of paddle work to illustrate how frictional effects can be analyzed
  • A clearer discussion of the psychrometric chart and its usage in analyzing air conditioning systems
  • Updates of the status of direct energy conversion systems
  • A description of how the cooling tower is utilized in high-rise buildings
  • Practical automotive engine analysis
  • Expanded Brayton cycle analysis including intercooling, reheat, and regeneration and their effect on gas turbine efficiency
  • A description of fins and how they improve heat transfer rates
  • Added illustrative problems and new homework problems
  • Availability of a publisher’s website for fluid properties and other reference materials
  • Properties of the latest in commercial refrigerants

This text presents an understanding of basic concepts on the subject of thermodynamics and is a definitive resource for undergraduate students in engineering programs, most specifically, students studying engineering technology.

Reviews

"The authors have adopted simple yet engaging ways to present and discuss complex concepts of thermodynamics. Solved Illustrative problems are discreetly placed following the explanation of each new concept. The concepts have been introduced from the basic principles and progressively taken to the advanced level."

—Mohammad Hossain, Ph.D., York Technical College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA

"Chapter five does a very good job of describing the construction of the p-v-T surface. It also does a very thorough job of defining/describing interpolation and how to use the property tables. … This chapter has a complete, methodical approach to the often difficult topic of vapor-liquid states and using tabulated data to determine properties."

—Lynn Schlager, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA

"The material is presented in a logical order with generous examples to help the student understand the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. … I have been using the book for the past six years, and used it in the 1990’s, and still feel this is the best thermodynamics book for engineering technologists. …I do not plan on adopting another book."

—Dr. Scott R Giese, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA

"This textbook is written for the thermodynamics course offered in undergraduate engineering programs. There are 11 chapters and two appendices in this book. Chapters 1–7 cover the fundamental aspects of thermodynamics, while Chapters 8–10 deal with applications. Chapter 11 is a brief introduction to heat transfer…. Appendix 1 has the answers to end-of-chapter problems, while Appendix 2 contains supplemental tables of thermodynamic properties."

Heat Transfer Engineering, 1-3, 2016

Table of Contents

Fundamental Concepts

Introduction

Thermodynamic Systems

Temperature

Force and Mass

Elementary Kinetic Theory of Gases

Pressure

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Work, Energy, and Heat

Introduction

Work

Energy

Internal Energy

Potential Energy

Kinetic Energy

Heat

Flow Work

Nonflow Work

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

First Law of Thermodynamics

Introduction

First Law of Thermodynamics

Nonflow System

Steady-Flow System

Applications of First Law of Thermodynamics

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Introduction

Reversibility—Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Carnot Cycle

Entropy

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Properties of Liquids and Gases

Introduction

Liquids and Vapors

Thermodynamic Properties of Steam

Computerized Properties

Thermodynamic Diagrams

Processes

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

The Ideal Gas

Introduction

Basic Considerations

Specific Heat

Entropy Changes of Ideal Gas

Nonflow Gas Processes

The Gas Tables

Steady Flow Gas Processes

Real Gases

Frictional Effects

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Mixtures of Ideal Gases

Introduction

Pressure of a Mixture

Volume of a Mixture

Mixture Composition

Thermodynamic Properties of a Gas Mixture

Air–Water Vapor Mixtures

Thermodynamic Properties of Air–Water Vapor Mixtures

Psychrometric Chart

Air Conditioning

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Vapor Power Cycles

Introduction

Carnot Cycle

The Rankine Cycle

Rating of Power-Plant Cycles

The Reheat Cycle

The Regenerative Cycle

The Steam Generator

The Steam Turbine

Cogeneration

Direct Energy Conversion

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Gas Power Cycles

Introduction

Air-Standard Analysis of the Otto Cycle

Diesel Engine (Compression Ignition Engine)

Air-Standard Analysis of the Diesel Cycle

Automotive Engine Analysis

Brayton Cycle

Air-Standard Brayton Cycle Analysis

The Dual Combustion Cycle (The Dual Cycle)

Stirling Cycle and Ericsson Cycle (Regeneration)

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Refrigeration

Introduction

Reversed Carnot Cycle

Defined Ratings

Refrigeration Cycles

Compressors

The Heat Pump

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Heat Transfer

Introduction

Conduction

Convection

Radiation

Heat Exchangers

Combined Modes of Heat Transfer

Cooling Electronic Equipment

Analysis of Fins

Heat Pipes

Review

Key Terms

Equations Developed in This Chapter

Questions

Problems

Appendices

References

Index

About the Authors

Maurice Bluestein is a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering technology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. He has taught for 19 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels, following a 25-year career in the biomedical engineering industry. He received a PhD in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and an MS and BS in mechanical engineering from New York University and the City College of New York, respectively. He has authored numerous scientific papers and is the co-developer of the Wind Chill Temperature Chart used by the weather services of the United States and Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TEC005050
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning