Intended as a textbook for "applied" or engineering thermodynamics, or as a reference for practicing engineers, the book uses extensive in-text, solved examples and computer simulations to cover the basic properties of thermodynamics. Pure substances, the first and second laws, gases, psychrometrics, the vapor, gas and refrigeration cycles, heat transfer, compressible flow, chemical reactions, fuels, and more are presented in detail and enhanced with practical applications. This version presents the material using SI Units and has ample material on SI conversion, steam tables, and a Mollier diagram. The accompanying CD includes a fully functional version of QuickField (widely used in industry), as well as numerous demonstrations and simulations with MATLAB, and other third party software.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction.; 2. Basic Concepts of Thermo.; 3. Properties of Pure Substances.; 4. First Law.; 5. Second Law.; 6. Availability & Irreversibility.; 7. Thermo. Relations.; 8. Ideal and Real Gases.; 9. Gases and Vapor Mixes.; 10. Psychrometrics.; 11. Chemical Thermo. & Reactions.; 12. Vapor Power Cycles.; 13. Gas Power Cycles.; 14. Refriger. Cycles.; 15. Heat Transfer.; 16. Compressible Flow. Steam Tables. Mollier Diagram. Selected Answers. Index.
R.K. Rajput has over 35 years of experience teaching mechanical and electrical engineering, and has authored several books in these areas. In his native India, he has won many distinguished awards for both teaching and research.