Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer
September 2002, ©2003
2. Getting Started in Thermodynamics: Introductory Concepts & Definitions.
3. Using Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
4. Evaluating Properties.
5. Control Volume Analysis Using Energy.
6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
7. Using Entropy.
8. Vapor Power and Refrigeration Systems.
9. Gas Power Systems.
10. Psychrometric Applications (CD only).
11. Getting Started in Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Statics.
12. The Momentum and Mechanical Energy Equations.
13. Similitudes, Dimensional Analysis and Modeling.
14. Viscous Flow in Pipes and Over Immersed Bodies.
15. Gettign Started in Heat Transfer: Heat Transfer Modes and Their Rate Equations.
16. Heat Transfer by Conduction.
17. Heat Transfer by Convection.
18. Heat Transfer by Radiation.
Appendix. Tables, Figures, and Charts.
- Unifying Theme: Thermal Systems Engineering. The presentation opens in Chapter 1 with an engaging, case-oriented introduction to thermal systems engineering. Chapter 1 also describes thermal systems engineering generally and shows the roles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer for analyzing thermal systems as well as their relationship to one another.
- Manageable size and flexible approach . The authors have identified the core subject matter in each area and have presented it in a 600-page print format that can be covered in one semester. An accompanying CD, containing the full printed text plus 200 pages of additional content, makes the text/CD package appropriate for two semesters.
- Content that works in the classroom. Adapted from the market-leading texts in thermo, fluids, and heat transfer that have educated over 600,000 engineering students combined!
- Consistent problem-solving procedures. All worked examples throughout the text employ a consistent 5-step problem solving procedure for solving thermal systems problems.
- Useful student study tools. Each chapter begins with a clear statement of objective and concludes with a chapter summary and study guide. Lists of key terms are found in the margins. A generous collection of end-of-chapter problems is included, classified by key topic.
- E-text with additional resources. Each copy of the printed text comes with a CD that includes the 600-page print text and 200 pages of additional content, hyperlinked to show connections between topics. The CD also includes additional worked examples, answers to selected end of chapter problems, and short video clips of fluid flow phenomenon. For retrieval of property data, and to model and solve more complex problems, Interactive Thermodynamics and Interactive Heat Transfer programs also are included on the CD.
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