Advanced engineering thermodynamics

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J. Wiley & Sons, 1997 - Science - 850 pages
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Since its publication almost a decade ago, Adrian Bejan's Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics has established itself as the definitive modern treatment of this challenging subject. Now the Second Edition brings this important work fully up to date with current analyses and practices, and explores uncharted territory along the promising frontier of contemporary research. Grounded in the axiomatic formulation and Gibbsian analytical structure of classical thermodynamics, this revised volume offers an incisive examination of the history, concepts, and language of thermodynamics. Readers will find a clear review of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, along with enhanced material on exergy analysis methods, entropy generation minimization, and related design applications. The Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the latest developments in the field in areas such as power generation, solar energy, low-temperature refrigeration, air conditioning, and thermal design. Bridging the gap between physics and biology, this book, for the first time, provides a fascinating introduction to the constructal theory of macroscopic organization in nature, extending thermodynamics into the realm of naturally organized systems. Geometric shape and structure are deduced from a single principle of thermodynamic optimization. Complete with original problems, worked-out examples, exceptional graphics, and hundreds of references throughout, Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition is the ideal cutting-edge reference for today's professional engineers and researchers as well as a superb resource for advanced engineering students. Praise for the First Edition: "Demonstrates that engineering thermodynamics is still an active research field . . . will be valuable to all those seeking a deeper understanding of thermodynamic systems." -ASLIB Book List "Strikes a balance between the latest developments in the field and the 'classical' approach to the study of thermodynamics." -Engineering Societies Library Incomparable coverage of engineering thermodynamics-in a brand-new, up-to-date edition . . .The first edition of Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics broke fresh ground with its engaging treatment of key topics in thermal engineering. Now, building on the success of its predecessor, this Second Edition balances a detailed examination of the history, concepts, and language of classical thermodynamics with state-of-the-art coverage of the latest developments in analysis and practice. In addition to cutting-edge material on contemporary research areas such as entropy generation minimization and the constructal theory of organization in nature, readers of the Second Edition will find: A solid review of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, with an emphasis on problem-solving Separate chapters devoted to single-phase systems, multiphase systems, chemically reactive systems, exergy analysis, thermodynamic optimization, and irreversible thermodynamics Thermodynamics applied to specific areas, including power generation, solar energy, refrigeration, air conditioning, and thermal design More problems and worked-out examples throughout the text High-quality original graphics, plus hundreds of classical and contemporary references Moving effortlessly between analysis and essay, this revised edition of Adrian Bejan's trailblazing work will inspire a new generation of researchers and students in all areas of engineering.

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ADRIAN BEJAN, PhD, is the J. A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University. He received his engineering degrees from the Massachu-setts Institute of Technology (BS 1972, MS 1972, PhD 1975). An internationally recognized authority in heat transfer and thermodynamics, Dr. Bejan has pioneered the methods of entropy generation minimization, scale analysis, heatline visualization of convection, and buckling flows. He is the recipient of the Worcester Reed Warner Medal (1996), Heat Transfer Memorial Award (1994), James Harry Potter Gold Medal (1990), and Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award (1988), all from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Bejan is the author of 250 articles and eight books, including the Wiley books Convection Heat Transfer (Second Edition), Heat Transfer, and Thermal Design and Optimization (with G. Tsatsaronis and M. Moran).

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