Advanced Thermodynamics

Mehrzad Tabatabaian

ISBN: 9781936420278
Pub Date:  July 2016
Specs: 7 x 9 Hard Cover with CD
Pages: 500
Price: $79.95

Designed for the senior/graduate level course in thermodynamics or for use as a reference for practicing engineers, this book includes the theoretical underpinnings and derivations necessary for advanced study as well as numerous applications from industry. Modern software tools, such as EXCEL and MATLAB, are used to solve mathematically challenging problems. Starting with the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, it shows how the principles of thermodynamics apply to engine and power plant design. Applications include combustion of traditional fossil-fuels, pollutants and their effects, and alternative energy technologies-- including fuel cells, solar power, and wind power.

FEATURES

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Gas Power Cycles. 2. Thermodynamic Property Data. 3. Two-Phase (Steam) Power Cycles. 4. Equations of State. 5. Multi-Phase Mixtures. 6. Combustion. 7. Alternative Energy. 8. Additional Applications. 9. Statistical Thermodynamics. Appendices – A. Properties of Common Substances. B. Steam Tables. C. Property Tables for Ammonia, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Helium, and Air. D. MATLAB programs for property data. E. MATLAB codes for Cycle Simulations, Combustion and Chemical Reactions. F. Curve fit equations for property data. G. Combustion Properties for Common Fuels. H. Online Sources of Property Data. I. Conversion factors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

About the Author 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.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF BOOK

Designed for the senior/graduate level course in thermodynamics or for use as a reference for practicing engineers, this book includes the theoretical underpinnings and derivations necessary for advanced study as well as numerous applications from industry. A companion CD-ROM with figures and MATLAB files is included.