Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy EngineerseBook - 2012
& Francis Publishing
This text provides an overview of important theory, principles, and concepts in the field of thermodynamics, making this abstract and complex subject easy to comprehend while building practical skills in the process. It enhances understanding of heat transfer, steam tables, energy concepts, power generation, psychrometry, refrigeration cycles, and more. Practical, easily accessible case studies illustrate various thermodynamics principles. Each chapter concludes with a list of questions or problems, with answers at the back of the book.
An engineer and energy manager in North Carolina, Rauf is primarily interested in conveying only as much thermodynamics as engineers working in energy need to know, but he also suggests that the material could serve as an introduction for readers who want to continue to more advanced study. He embeds most of the reference data within case studies, exercises, and solutions to self-assessment problem, so readers do not have to look through the book every time they need input numbers. Certain concepts and terms are explained more than once, he says, often from slightly different perspectives, to illustrate their fluidity. Among the topics are thermodynamics and power, saturated and superheated steam tables, laws of thermodynamics, gas dynamics, and psychrometry and psychrometric analysis. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)