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Thermodynamics for Engineers

2nd Edition

By Kaufui Vincent Wong

CRC Press

450 pages | 127 B/W Illus.

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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

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

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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical