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Thermal Design and Optimization

 
 
 
 
Thermal Design and Optimization
Author: Adrian Bejan - George Tsatsaronis - Michael Moran
ISBN 13: 9780471584674
ISBN 10: 471584673
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 1995-11-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 560
List Price: $175.00
 
 

A comprehensive and rigorous introduction to thermal system design from a contemporary perspective

Thermal Design and Optimization offers readers a lucid introduction to the latest methodologies for the design of thermal systems and emphasizes engineering economics, system simulation, and optimization methods. The methods of exergy analysis, entropy generation minimization, and thermoeconomics are incorporated in an evolutionary manner.

This book is one of the few sources available that addresses the recommendations of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for new courses in design engineering. Intended for classroom use as well as self-study, the text provides a review of fundamental concepts, extensive reference lists, end-of-chapter problem sets, helpful appendices, and a comprehensive case study that is followed throughout the text.

Contents include:
* Introduction to Thermal System Design
* Thermodynamics, Modeling, and Design Analysis
* Exergy Analysis
* Heat Transfer, Modeling, and Design Analysis
* Applications with Heat and Fluid Flow
* Applications with Thermodynamics and Heat and Fluid Flow
* Economic Analysis
* Thermoeconomic Analysis and Evaluation
* Thermoeconomic Optimization


Thermal Design and Optimization offers engineering students, practicing engineers, and technical managers a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to thermal system design and optimization from a distinctly contemporary perspective. Unlike traditional books that are largely oriented toward design analysis and components, this forward-thinking book aligns itself with an increasing number ofactive designers who believe that more effective, system-oriented design methods are needed.

Thermal Design and Optimization offers a lucid presentation of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics as they are applied to the design of thermal systems. This book broadens the scope of engineering design by placing a strong emphasis on engineering economics, system simulation, and optimization techniques. Opening with a concise review of fundamentals, it develops design methods within a framework of industrial applications that gradually increase in complexity. These applications include, among others, power generation by large and small systems, and cryogenic systems for the manufacturing, chemical, and food processing industries.

This unique book draws on the best contemporary thinking about design and design methodology, including discussions of concurrent design and quality function deployment. Recent developments based on the second law of thermodynamics are also included, especially the use of exergy analysis, entropy generation minimization, and thermoeconomics. To demonstrate the application of important design principles introduced, a single case study involving the design of a cogeneration system is followed throughout the book.

In addition, Thermal Design and Optimization is one of the best new sources available for meeting the recommendations of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for more design emphasis in engineering curricula.

Supported by extensive reference lists, end-of-chapter problem sets, and helpful appendices, this is a superb text for both the classroom and self-study, and for use in industrial design, development, and research. A detailed solutions manual is available from the publisher.

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An introduction to the latest methodologies for the design of thermal systems, emphasizing engineering economics, system simulation, and optimization methods. Reviews fundamental concepts in thermodynamics and design analysis, and discusses applications in heat transfer, and heat and fluid flow, such as power generation and cryogenic systems for the chemical and food processing industries. Includes chapter problems, an on-going case study of the design of a cogeneration system, an appendix on variational calculus, and an economic model of the cogeneration system. For engineering students at the senior or first-year graduate level, engineers, and technical managers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)