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Advanced Thermodynamics

Mehrzad Tabatabaian

ISBN: 9781936420278
Pub Date:  September 2017
Specs: 7 x 9 Hard Cover with CD
Pages: 500
Price: $79.95

Designed for the course in thermodynamics or for use as a reference for practicing engineers, this book includes the theoretical underpinnings and derivations necessary for advanced study. The book focuses on the mechanical and power engineering applications of thermodynamics. Mathematics is utilized as required, serving as a tool to formulate the concepts, solve problems and applications. Furthermore, numerous examples are provided to demonstrate the applications of thermodynamics for engineering problems and to enhance the use of concepts. It also includes statistical thermodynamic examples when relevant and pertinent. These examples are shown either conceptually or numerically.



1. A Holistic View of Thermodynamics. 2. Review of the 1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics. 3 . Statistical Thermodynamics for Engineers. 4. Mathematics of Thermodynamic Functions and Property Relations. 5. Material Behavior and Models. 6. Gas Mixtures: Non-Reactive and Reactive. 7. Properties of Steam. 8. Basic Steam Power Cycles. 9. Compound Steam Engines. 10. Steam Turbines. 11. Gas Power Cycles. 12. Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion. 13. Refrigeration. 14. Thermodynamics of Endoreversible Engines. 15. Steam Tables. References. Appendix. Index.


Mehrzad Tabatabaian holds a PhD from McGill University and is currently the chairman of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has written several books, numerous journal articles, has registered patents, and currently teaches courses in renewable energy and thermal engineering.