Efficiency Evaluation of Energy Systems

  • Mehmet Kanoğlu
  • Yunus A. Çengel
  • İbrahim Dinçer

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 9-26
  4. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 27-53
  5. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 55-68
  6. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 69-93
  7. Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
    Pages 95-132
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-170

About this book

Introduction

Efficiency is one of the most frequently used terms in thermodynamics, and it indicates how well an energy conversion or process is accomplished. Efficiency is also one of the most frequently misused terms in thermodynamics and is often a source of misunderstanding. This is because efficiency is often used without being properly defined first. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evaluation of various efficiencies used for energy transfer and conversion systems including steady-flow energy devices (turbines, compressors, pumps, nozzles, heat exchangers, etc.), various power plants, cogeneration plants, and refrigeration systems. The book will cover first-law (energy based) and second-law (exergy based) efficiencies and provide a comprehensive understanding of their implications. It will help minimize the widespread misuse of efficiencies among students and researchers in energy field by using an intuitive and unified approach for defining efficiencies. The book will be particularly useful for a clear understanding of second law (exergy) efficiencies for various systems. It may serve as a reference book to the researchers in energy field. The definitions and concepts developed in the book will be explained through illustrative examples.

Keywords

book on second law efficiency energy conversion system energy efficiency energy transfer system exergy efficiency steady flow energy devices

Authors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Kanoğlu
    • 1
  • Yunus A. Çengel
    • 2
  • İbrahim Dinçer
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey
  2. 2., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  3. 3.(UOIT), Faculty of Engineering and Appl. ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of Tech.OshawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2242-6
  • Copyright Information Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2241-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2242-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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