A practical, illustrated guide to thermal science
A practical, illustrated guide to thermal science Written by a subject-matter expert with many years of academic and industrial experience, Thermal Science provides detailed yet concise coverage of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The laws of thermodynamics are discussed with emphasis on their real-world applications.
This comprehensive resource clearly presents the flow-governing equations of fluid mechanics, including those of mass, linear momentum, and energy conservation. Flow behavior through turbomachinery components is also addressed. The three modes of heat transfer--conduction, convection, and radiation--are described along with practical applications of each.
Thermal Science covers:
Properties of pure substances and ideal gases
First and second laws of thermodynamics
Energy conversion by cycles
Gas power cycles
External and internal flow structures
Rotating machinery fluid mechanics
Variable-geometry turbomachinery stages
Internal flow, friction, and pressure drop
Fanno flow process for a viscous flow field
Heat conduction and convection
Transfer by radiation
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