Applied Thermodynamics: Power Production from Conventional and Renewable Sources
2 Rev ed
This book is a textbook for any second level applied Thermodynamics course in schools of mechanical engineering. It covers topics relevant to all the conventional sources of power used in human activity before proceeding to the less familiar field of renewable sources of power, such as solar and wind power. It covers power generation using steam and gas turbines, and internal combustion engines. It also covers combined heat and power systems, combustion stoichiometry, theories of combustion kinetics, refrigeration cycles, heat pumps, solar, wind and hydroelectric power and more. The numerical calculations of power outputs, heat transfer rates, energy efficiency and so on are handled clearly, presenting more than just the essential mathematics. The book contains numerous diagrams, worked examples, practice problems and references and includes a solutions manaual CD-ROM.