Entropy Analysis in Thermal Engineering Systems

Entropy Analysis in Thermal Engineering Systems
Author: Yousef Haseli
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN 10: 0128191694
ISBN 13: 9780128191699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entropy Analysis in Thermal Engineering Systems Book Review:

Entropy Analysis in Thermal Engineering Systems is a thorough reference on the latest formulation and limitations of traditional entropy analysis. Yousef Haseli draws on his own experience in thermal engineering as well as the knowledge of other global experts to explain the definitions and concepts of entropy and the significance of the second law of thermodynamics. The design and operation of systems is also described, as well as an analysis of the relationship between entropy change and exergy destruction in heat conversion and transfer. The book investigates the performance of thermal systems and the applications of the entropy analysis in thermal engineering systems to allow the reader to make clearer design decisions to maximize the energy potential of a thermal system. Includes applications of entropy analysis methods in thermal power generation systems Explains the relationship between entropy change and exergy destruction in an energy conversion/transfer process Guides the reader to accurately utilize entropy methods for the analysis of system performance to improve efficiency

11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2007

11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2007
Author: Tomaz Jarm,Peter Kramar,Anze Zupanic
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1156
Release: 2007-11-12
ISBN 10: 3540730435
ISBN 13: 9783540730439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2007 Book Review:

Biomedical engineering brings together bright minds from diverse disciplines, ranging from engineering, physics, and computer science to biology and medicine. This book contains the proceedings of the 11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2007, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2007. It features relevant, up-to-date research in the area.

Exergy Energy System Analysis and Optimization Volume II

Exergy  Energy System Analysis and Optimization   Volume II
Author: Christos A. Frangopoulos
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2009-05-13
ISBN 10: 1848261659
ISBN 13: 9781848261655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergy Energy System Analysis and Optimization Volume II Book Review:

Exergy, Energy System Analysis, and Optimization theme is a component of the Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. These three volumes are organized into five different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: 1. Exergy and Thermodynamic Analysis; 2. Thermoeconomic Analysis; 3. Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in Energy Systems; 4. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in Energy Systems Analysis; 5. Sustainability Considerations in the Modeling of Energy Systems. Fundamentals and applications of characteristic methods are presented in these volumes. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000002956377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hydro Environmental Analysis

Hydro Environmental Analysis
Author: James L. Martin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 1138000868
ISBN 13: 9781138000865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydro Environmental Analysis Book Review:

Focusing on fundamental principles, Hydro-Environmental Analysis: Freshwater Environments presents in-depth information about freshwater environments and how they are influenced by regulation. It provides a holistic approach, exploring the factors that impact water quality and quantity, and the regulations, policy and management methods that are necessary to maintain this vital resource. It offers a historical viewpoint as well as an overview and foundation of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics affecting the management of freshwater environments. The book concentrates on broad and general concepts, providing an interdisciplinary foundation. The author covers the methods of measurement and classification; chemical, physical, and biological characteristics; indicators of ecological health; and management and restoration. He also considers common indicators of environmental health; characteristics and operations of regulatory control structures; applicable laws and regulations; and restoration methods. The text delves into rivers and streams in the first half and lakes and reservoirs in the second half. Each section centers on the characteristics of those systems and methods of classification, and then moves on to discuss the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of each. In the section on lakes and reservoirs, it examines the characteristics and operations of regulatory structures, and presents the methods commonly used to assess the environmental health or integrity of these water bodies. It also introduces considerations for restoration, and presents two unique aquatic environments: wetlands and reservoir tailwaters. Written from an engineering perspective, the book is an ideal introduction to the aquatic and limnological sciences for students of environmental science, as well as students of environmental engineering. It also serves as a reference for engineers and scientists involved in the management, regulation, or restoration of freshwater environments.

Blast Mitigation Strategies in Marine Composite and Sandwich Structures

Blast Mitigation Strategies in Marine Composite and Sandwich Structures
Author: Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan,Yapa Rajapakse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 9811071705
ISBN 13: 9789811071706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blast Mitigation Strategies in Marine Composite and Sandwich Structures Book Review:

This book primarily focuses on methodologies to enable marine structures to resist high velocity impact loadings. It is based on invited talks presented at the recent India–USA workshop on “Recent Advances in Blast Mitigation Strategies in Civil and Marine Composite Structures” The book comprises content from top researchers from India and the USA and covers various aspects of the topic, including modeling and simulation, design aspects, experimentation and various challenges. These failure modes significantly reduce the structural integrity of the marine structures unless they are designed to resist such harsh loadings. Understanding the mechanics of these structures under harsh loadings is still an open area of research, and the behavior of these structures is not fully understood. The book highlights efforts to reduce the effects of blast loadings on marine composite structures. Intended for researchers/scientists and practicing engineers, the book focuses not only the design and analysis challenges of marine composite structures under such harsh loading conditions, but also provides new design guidelines.

Advanced Heat Transfer

Advanced Heat Transfer
Author: Greg F. Naterer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 135126222X
ISBN 13: 9781351262224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Heat Transfer Book Review:

Advanced Heat Transfer, Second Edition provides a comprehensive presentation of intermediate and advanced heat transfer, and a unified treatment including both single and multiphase systems. It provides a fresh perspective, with coverage of new emerging fields within heat transfer, such as solar energy and cooling of microelectronics. Conductive, radiative and convective modes of heat transfer are presented, as are phase change modes. Using the latest solutions methods, the text is ideal for the range of engineering majors taking a second-level heat transfer course/module, which enables them to succeed in later coursework in energy systems, combustion, and chemical reaction engineering.

The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering

The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering
Author: Frank Kreith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1173
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN 10: 9783540663492
ISBN 13: 3540663495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering Book Review:

This book is unique in its in-depth coverage of heat transfer and fluid mechanics including numerical and computer methods, applications, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It will serve as a comprehensive resource for professional engineers well into the new millennium. Some of the material will be drawn from the "Handbook of Mechanical Engineering," but with expanded information in such areas as compressible flow and pumps, conduction, and desalination.

Biothermodynamics

Biothermodynamics
Author: Mustafa Ozilgen,Esra Sorguven Oner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 1315356589
ISBN 13: 9781315356587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biothermodynamics Book Review:

Over the past several decades there has been increasing research interest in thermodynamics as applied to biological systems. This concerns topics such as muscle work and internal energy such as fat and starch. Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the human body are important to dieticians and health science experts, and applications of these concepts to the animal body are a major concern of animal scientists. This book covers these key topics, which are typically not covered in classic or traditional thermodynamics texts used in mechanical and chemical engineering.

CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering

CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering
Author: Raj P. Chhabra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1649
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN 10: 149871529X
ISBN 13: 9781498715294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering Book Review:

The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Second Edition, is a fully updated version of this respected reference work, with chapters written by leading experts. Its first part covers basic concepts, equations and principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Following that is detailed coverage of major application areas, such as bioengineering, energy-efficient building systems, traditional and renewable energy sources, food processing, and aerospace heat transfer topics. The latest numerical and computational tools, microscale and nanoscale engineering, and new complex-structured materials are also presented. Designed for easy reference, this new edition is a must-have volume for engineers and researchers around the globe.

Solar Cooling Technologies

Solar Cooling Technologies
Author: Sotirios Karellas,Tryfon C Roumpedakis,Nikolaos Tzouganatos,Konstantinos Braimakis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351670395
ISBN 13: 9781351670395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Cooling Technologies Book Review:

Solar Cooling Technologies presents a detailed study of the potential technologies for coupling solar energy and cooling systems. Unifies all the various power based solar techniques into one book, investigates tri-generation schemes for maximization of cooling efficiency, especially for small scale applications and offers direct comparison of all possible technologies of solar cooling Includes detailed numerical investigations for potential cooling applications

Finite Element Analysis Applications

Finite Element Analysis Applications
Author: Zhuming Bi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-12-16
ISBN 10: 012810399X
ISBN 13: 9780128103999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finite Element Analysis Applications Book Review:

Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes. Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling. Provides a systematic approach to dealing with the complexity of various engineering designs Includes sections on the design of machine elements to illustrate FEA applications Contains practical case studies presented as tutorials to facilitate learning of FEA methods Includes ancillary materials, such as a solutions manual for instructors, PPT lecture slides and downloadable CAD models for examples in SolidWorks

Advances in Fluid and Thermal Engineering

Advances in Fluid and Thermal Engineering
Author: Pankaj Saha,P.M.V. Subbarao,Basant Singh Sikarwar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 847
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 9811364168
ISBN 13: 9789811364167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fluid and Thermal Engineering Book Review:

This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering (FLAME 2018). The book gives an overview of recent developments in the field of thermal and fluid engineering, and covers theoretical and experimental fluid dynamics, numerical methods in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, different modes of heat transfer, multiphase transport and phase change, fluid machinery, turbo machinery, and fluid power. The book is primarily intended for researchers and professionals working in the field of fluid dynamics and thermal engineering.

Green Energy

Green Energy
Author: Dustin Mulvaney
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1412996775
ISBN 13: 9781412996778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Energy Book Review:

This initial volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. The urgency of climate change underscores the importance of getting the right technologies, policies and incentives, and social checks-and-balances in place. The green energy challenge faced by our civilization will require many minds and a great effort on all fronts. We hope this collection of articles can provide those with a sparking interest in the topic to participate in what will hopefully become an equitable and intergenerational conversation about the impacts of our energy consumption and how to make it cleaner and greener. Via its 150 signed entries, Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide provides students, professors, and researchers an invaluable reference, presented in an electronic-only format, to the world's energy future.

Publications

Publications
Author: United States. National Bureau of Standards
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024370416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Publications Book Review:

Convective Flow and Heat Transfer from Wavy Surfaces

Convective Flow and Heat Transfer from Wavy Surfaces
Author: Aroon Shenoy,Mikhail Sheremet,Ioan Pop
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1498760996
ISBN 13: 9781498760997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convective Flow and Heat Transfer from Wavy Surfaces Book Review:

Convective Flow and Heat Transfer from Wavy Surfaces: Viscous Fluids, Porous Media, and Nanofluids addresses the wavy irregular surfaces in heat transfer devices. Fluid flow and heat transfer studies from wavy surfaces have received attention, since they add complexity and require special mathematical techniques. This book considers the flow and heat transfer characteristics from wavy surfaces, providing an understanding of convective behavioral changes.

The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving

The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving
Author: Janos Korn
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-02-28
ISBN 10: 1785891065
ISBN 13: 9781785891069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving Book Review:

Any part of the world can be viewed and modelled in terms of its chosen qualitative and/or quantitative properties, OR its structure. The former approach has been used by nearly the whole of ‘human intellectual endeavor’, i.e conventional science of physics, the arts etc. Development of the latter or the ‘systemic view’ is the subject matter of the current work. The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving suggests that the ‘structural view’ is empirical, pervasive throughout experience and as such results in a single domain as opposed to conventional science which consists of many domains like mechanics, electricity etc. Thus, a unique approach is required which is based on ‘general principles of systems’ translated into operational form by the symbolism of processed natural language called ‘linguistic modelling of scenarios’ which can carry mathematics and uncertainties. To model scenarios with complex structure, a description or story in natural language is expressed in terms of homogenous language of one – and two – place sentences, the ‘elementary constituents’ of which complex structures can be constructed [like a variety of buildings from bricks]. To correspond to the single domain, based on the logic of causation, a single scheme of ‘Management/producers – Product – User/consumer’ is proposed which is immediately applicable to structuring scenarios and guides their detailed linguistic modelling or design. The approach, subject to debate, can have significant impact on society and education, especially that of engineering which lacks a ‘comprehensive theory of structure’ of problematic scenarios.

Fuel Cell Systems Explained

Fuel Cell Systems Explained
Author: Andrew L. Dicks,David A. J. Rand
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-03-14
ISBN 10: 1118706978
ISBN 13: 9781118706978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cell Systems Explained Book Review:

Since publication of the first edition of Fuel Cell Systems Explained, three compelling drivers have supported the continuing development of fuel cell technology. These are: the need to maintain energy security in an energy-hungry world, the desire to move towards zero-emission vehicles and power plants, and the mitigation of climate change by lowering of CO2 emissions. New fuel cell materials, enhanced stack performance and increased lifetimes are leading to the emergence of the first truly commercial systems in applications that range from fork-lift trucks to power sources for mobile phone towers. Leading vehicle manufacturers have embraced the use of electric drive-trains and now see hydrogen fuel cells complementing advanced battery technology in zero-emission vehicles. After many decades of laboratory development, a global but fragile fuel cell industry is bringing the first commercial products to market. This thoroughly revised edition includes several new sections devoted to, for example, fuel cell characterisation, improved materials for low-temperature hydrogen and liquid-fuelled systems, and real-world technology implementation. Assuming no prior knowledge of fuel cell technology, the third edition comprehensively brings together all of the key topics encompassed in this diverse field. Practitioners, researchers and students in electrical, power, chemical and automotive engineering will continue to benefit from this essential guide to the principles, design and implementation of fuel cell systems.

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems
Author: Gilbert M. Masters
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN 10: 1118633490
ISBN 13: 9781118633496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems Book Review:

A solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide rangeof renewable energy systems—in a completely updated, newedition The second edition of Renewable and Efficient Electric PowerSystems provides a solid, quantitative, practical introductionto a wide range of renewable energy systems. For each topic,essential theoretical background is introduced, practicalengineering considerations associated with designing systems andpredicting their performance are provided, and methods forevaluating the economics of these systems are presented. While thebook focuses on the fastest growing, most promising wind and solartechnologies, new material on tidal and wave power, small-scalehydroelectric power, geothermal and biomass systems is introduced.Both supply-side and demand-side technologies are blended in thefinal chapter, which introduces the emerging smart grid. As thefraction of our power generated by renewable resources increases,the role of demand-side management in helping maintain grid balanceis explored. Renewable energy systems have become mainstream technologies andare now, literally, big business. Throughout this edition, moredepth has been provided on the financial analysis of large-scaleconventional and renewable energy projects. While grid-connectedsystems dominate the market today, off-grid systems are beginningto have a significant impact on emerging economies whereelectricity is a scarce commodity. Considerable attention is paidto the economics of all of these systems. This edition has been completely rewritten, updated, andreorganized. New material has been presented both in the form ofnew topics as well as in greater depth in some areas. The sectionon the fundamentals of electric power has been enhanced, makingthis edition a much better bridge to the more advanced courses inpower that are returning to many electrical engineering programs.This includes an introduction to phasor notation, more emphasis onreactive power as well as real power, more on power converter andinverter electronics, and more material on generator technologies.Realizing that many students, as well as professionals, in thisincreasingly important field may have modest electrical engineeringbackgrounds, early chapters develop the skills and knowledgenecessary to understand these important topics without the need forsupplementary materials. With numerous completely worked examples throughout, the bookhas been designed to encourage self-instruction. The book includesworked examples for virtually every topic that lends itself toquantitative analysis. Each chapter ends with a problem set thatprovides additional practice. This is an essential resource for amixed audience of engineering and other technology-focusedindividuals.

ECOS 2012 The 25th International Conference on Efficiency Cost Optimization and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems and Processes Perugia June 26th June 29th 2012

ECOS 2012 The 25th International Conference on Efficiency  Cost  Optimization and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems and Processes  Perugia  June 26th June 29th  2012
Author: Enrico Sciubba,Giampaolo Manfrida,Umberto Desideri
Publsiher: Firenze University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9788866553229
ISBN 13: 8866553220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECOS 2012 The 25th International Conference on Efficiency Cost Optimization and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems and Processes Perugia June 26th June 29th 2012 Book Review: