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Thermodynamics for Engineers




ISBN 9781439845592
Published August 5, 2011 by CRC Press
450 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Aspiring engineers need a text that prepares them to use thermodynamics in professional practice. Thermodynamics instructors need a concise textbook written for a one-semester undergraduate course—a text that foregoes clutter and unnecessary details but furnishes the essential facts and methods.

Thermodynamics for Engineers, Second Edition continues to fill both those needs. Paying special attention to the learning process, the author has developed a unique, practical guide to classical thermodynamics. His approach is remarkably cohesive. For example, he develops the same example through his presentation of the first law and both forms of the second law—entropy and exergy. He also unifies his treatments of the conservation of energy, the creation of entropy, and the destruction of availability by using a balance equation for each, thus emphasizing the commonality between the laws and allowing easier comprehension and use.

This Second Edition includes a new chapter on thermodynamic property relations and gives updated, expanded problem sets in every chapter. Accessible, practical, and cohesive, the text builds a solid foundation for advanced engineering studies and practice. It exposes students to the "big picture" of thermodynamics, and its streamlined presentation allows glimpses into important concepts and methods rarely offered by texts at this level.

What’s New in This Edition:

  • Updated and expanded problem sets
  • New chapter on thermodynamic property relations
  • Updated chapter on heat transfer
  • Electronic figures available upon qualifying course adoption
  • End-of-chapter poems to summarize engineering principles

Table of Contents

Concepts, Definitions, and the Laws of Thermodynamics
Introduction
Definitions
Pressure
Forms of Work
Temperature
Heat
Laws of Thermodynamics and Mass Conservation
Systematic Problem-Solving Approach
Problems
Concepts and Definitions
Pressure
Forms of Work
Temperature
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Properties of Pure Substances
State Principle
P-v-T Surface
Phase Change
Thermodynamic Property Data
Specific Heats and Their Relationships
Processes
Ideal-Gas Equation of State
Compressibility Factor
Other Equations of State
Problems
Thermodynamic Property Data
Processes
Ideal-Gas Equation of State and Compressibility Factor
Other Equations of State
Computer, Design, and General Problems


Mass Conservation and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Mass Conservation
First Law of Thermodynamics
First Law for a Control Volume
First Law for a Control Mass
First Law Applied to Various Processes
Thermodynamic Cycles
Problems
First Law Applied to Various Processes
Thermodynamic Cycles
First Law General
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy
Introduction
Statements of the Second Law
Entropy of a Pure, Simple Compressible Substance
Carnot Cycle
Second Law in Entropy for a Control Volume
Second Law in Entropy for a Control Mass
Isentropic Processes
Isentropic Efficiencies
Reversible Steady-Flow Processes
Problems
Introduction
Entropy of a Pure, Simple Compressible Substance
Carnot Cycle
Isentropic Processes
Isentropic Efficiencies
Second Law in Entropy for a Control Volume
Second Law in Entropy
Reversible Steady-Flow Processes
Second Law in Entropy General
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Exergy (Availability) Analysis
Availability
Second Law in Exergy (Availability) for a Control Volume
Second Law in Exergy for a Control Mass
Exergy Transfer
Second Law (Exergetic) Efficiency
Practical Considerations
Problems
Exergy
Second Law in Exergy for a Control Volume
Second Law in Exergy for a Control Mass
Second Law Ratio to Measure Thermal Environmental Impact
Second Law Efficiencies of Systems
Application to the Power Cycle
Second Law in Exergy General
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Vapor Power Systems
The Carnot Vapor Cycle
Rankine Cycle: Ideal Cycle for Vapor Power Cycles
Reheat Rankine Cycle
The Regenerative Rankine Cycle
Air Preheater
Economizer
Availability Analysis of Vapor Power Cycles
Cogeneration
Binary Vapor Cycles
Combined Gas–Vapor Power Cycles
Problems
Rankine Cycle
The Reheat Rankine Cycle
The Regenerative Rankine Cycle
Air Preheater and Economizer
Availability Analysis of Vapor Power Cycles
Cogeneration
Binary Vapor and Combined Gas–Vapor Power Cycles
General Vapor Power Cycle
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Thermodynamic Property Relations
The Maxwell Relations
The Clapeyron Equation
General Relations for Thermodynamic Properties
The Joule–Thomson Coefficient
Enthalpy, Internal Energy, and Entropy Changes of Real Gases
Problems
The Maxwell Relations
The Clapeyron Equation
General Relations for Thermodynamic Properties
The Joule−Thomson Coefficient
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Principles of Energy (Heat) Transfer
Conduction
Radiation
Convection
Combined Convection and Radiation
Problems
Conduction
Radiation
Convection
Combined Convection and Radiation
Computer, Design, and General Problems

Appendix A: A-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix B: B-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix C: C-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix D: D-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix E: E-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix F: F-Series Tables (SI)
Appendix G: AA-Series Tables (US)
Appendix H: BB-Series Tables (US)
Appendix I: CC-Series Tables (US)
Appendix J: DD-Series Tables (US)
Appendix K: EE-Series Tables (US)
Appendix L: FF-Series Tables (US)
Answers to Problems
Index

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Biography

Kaufui Vincent Wong grew up in Malaysia and came to the United States in 1973. As a youngster, he wished to be an engineer because of his passion for mathematics, which was accomplished when he obtained the bachelor’s degree with honors in mechanical engineering at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1973. He obtained his PhD at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1976. His wish to teach engineering students from all over the world came true when he became a faculty member at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, in 1979. In 2000, he published his first book for engineering students. In 2003, he published his second textbook for graduate engineers. He has authored and coauthored over 160 technical papers. In the past decade, he has broadened his teachings by using mass media, including YouTube. He accomplished his personal goal of visiting all seven continents in 2001 when he completed his trip to Antarctica.

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Reviews

Praise for the First Edition from Students:

"It is a great thermodynamics text…I loved it!
—Mathew Walters

"The book is comprehensive and easy to understand. I love the real world examples and problems, they make you feel like you are learning something very practical."
—Craig Paxton

"I would recommend the book to friends."
—Faure J. Malo-Molina

"The clear diction, as well as informative illustrations and diagrams, help convey the material clearly to the reader."
—Paul C. Start

"An inspiring and effective tool for any aspiring scientist or engineer. Definitely the best book on Classical Thermodynamics out."
—Seth Marini

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