Thermodynamics And Heat Powered Cycles – Chih Wu – 1st Edition


A modern textbook should contain both the basic theory and principles, along with an updated pedagogy. Often traditional engineering thermodynamics courses are devoted only to analysis, with the expectation that students will be introduced later to relevant design considerations and concepts. Cycle analysis is logically and traditionally the focus of applied thermodynamics. Type and quantity are constrained, however, by the computational efforts required. The ability for students to approach realistic complexity is limited.

Even analyses based upon grossly simplified cycle models can be computationally taxing, with limited educational benefits. Computerised look-up tables reduce computational labour somewhat, but modelling cycles with many interactive loops can lie well outside the limits of student and faculty time budgets.

This book will help educators in their effort to enhance education through the effective use of intelligent computer software and computer assisted course work.

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    1. Basic Concepts

    2. Properties of Thermodynamic Substances

    3. First Law of Thermodynamics for Closed Systems

    4. First Law of Thermodynamics for Open Systems

    5. Second Law of Thermodynamics

    6. Entropy

    7. Exergy and Irreversibility

    8. Vapour Cycles

    9. Gas Closed System Cycles

    10. Gas Open System Cycles

    11. Combined Cycle and Co-Generation

    12. Refrigeration and Heat Pump Cycles

    13. Finite-Time Thermodynamics.

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