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Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion


  • Self-contained Textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, physics and chemistry

  • Unique and complete collection of thermodynamics, advanced thermodynamics and energy conversion

  • Includes problems, exercises and a multitude real-world examples appropriate also for self-studies

  • Author has taught thermodynamics and energy conversion for years


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 1-9
  3. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 11-32
  4. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 33-53
  5. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 55-81
  6. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 83-102
  7. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 103-130
  8. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 131-151
  9. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 153-176
  10. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 177-207
  11. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 209-233
  12. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 235-255
  13. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 257-287
  14. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 289-326
  15. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 327-343
  16. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 371-392
  17. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 393-413
  18. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 415-432
  19. Henning Struchtrup
    Pages 433-453

About this book


This textbook gives a thorough treatment of engineering thermodynamics with applications to classical and modern energy conversion devices.


Some emphasis lies on the description of irreversible processes, such as friction, heat transfer and mixing, and the evaluation of the related work losses. Better use of resources requires high efficiencies, therefore the reduction of irreversible losses should be seen as one of the main goals of a thermal engineer. This book provides the necessary tools.


Topics include: car and aircraft engines,  including Otto, Diesel and Atkinson cycles, by-pass turbofan engines, ramjet and scramjet;  steam and gas power plants, including advanced regenerative systems, solar tower, and compressed air energy storage; mixing and separation, including reverse osmosis, osmotic powerplants, and carbon sequestration; phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium, distillation, chemical reactors, combustion processes, and fuel cells; the microscopic definition of entropy. 


The book includes about 300 end-of-chapter problems for homework assignments and exams. The material presented suffices for two or three full-term courses on thermodynamics and energy conversion.


Energy Conversion Heat Transfer Phase Transitions Thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Victoria Dept. Mechanical EngineeringVictoriaCanada

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