This book presents learners with the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and their practical application to heat power, heat transfer, and heating and air conditioning. It addresses real-world problems in engineering and design - rather than focusing on abstract mathematics. Chapter topics include the thermodynamic system; work, heat, and reversibility; conservation of mass and the first law of thermodynamics; equations of state and calorimetry; availability and useful work; the internal combustion engine and the Otto and Diesel cycles; gas turbines, jet propulsion, and the Brayton cycle; steam power generation and the Rankine cycle; refrigeration and heat pumps; and much more.For use in engineering technology programs.In this book we emphasize the solving of problems that practicing engineers face, which requires knowledge of the principles of thermodynamics. We stress that the best way to find a solution to a problem is first to use and develop thoseanbsp;...

Title | : | Thermodynamics and Heat Power |

Author | : | Kurt C. Rolle |

Publisher | : | Prentice Hall - 2005 |

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