Written in an informal, first-person writing style that makes abstract concepts easier to understand, PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS transforms the way students learn thermodynamics. While continuing to provide strong coverage of fundamental principles and applications, the book asks students to explore how changes in a particular parameter can change a device’s or process’ performance. This approach helps them develop a better understanding of how to apply thermodynamics in their future careers and a stronger intuitive feel for how the different components of thermodynamics are interrelated. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to develop computer-based models of devices, processes, and cycles and to take advantage of the speed of Internet-based programs and computer apps to find thermodynamic data, just as practicing engineers do.
•Well-placed and practical examples in every chapter help students understand the use of thermodynamics in solving engineering problems.
• The author uses a methodical approach (clear explanations, real world examples, and a wealth of exercises) to help students learn a process for solving problems.
• Software is used to develop graphs and show trends, helping students develop engineering judgment.
• The book is software-neutral so students can use any package they are familiar with or that their instructor chooses (for example, MATLAB or Mathcad).
• Steam tables are included in the appendix, but the emphasis is on using software to solve thermodynamic problems.
1. INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS AND ENERGY.
2. THE NATURE OF ENERGY.
3. THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES AND EQUATIONS OF STATE.
4. THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS.
5. INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS.
7. POWER CYCLES.
8. REFRIGERATION CYCLES.
9. IDEAL GAS MIXTURES.
10. PSYCHROMETRICS: THE STUDY OF "ATMOSPHERIC AIR."
11. COMBUSTION ANALYSIS.