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Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer



Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer

Michael J. Moran, Howard N. Shapiro, Bruce R. Munson, David P. DeWitt

ISBN: 978-0-471-20490-9 September 2002 576 Pages


From the leading authors in the field, Michael Moran, Howard Shapiro, Bruce Munson, and David DeWitt, comes an integrated introductory presentation of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The unifying theme is the application of these priciples in thermal systems engineering. Responding to pressures to reduce credit hours in the curriculum and to ABET-inspired objectives for more integrated treatment of engineering topics, this text surveys the field of thermal sciences with an emphasis on applications to thermal systems engineering. The authors have identified the critical subject areas needed for analysis of thermal systems, and provided them in a text of manageable size. A flexible organization gives instructors choices in the coverage they provide their students.

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  1. What is Thermal Systems Engineering?
  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. Getting 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

  19. 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.