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This book covers the essential theories of thermodynamics supported by a large number of solved examples to enhance the vision of the students towards application of thermodynamics in engineering practice. In this book, the author has addressed the subtleties of the subject matter where students feel uncomfortable, drawing on his more than two decades of experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The book has evolved from class lecture notes prepared over the years, while teaching the subject and therefore presents the subject in a coherent and logical manner, covering all the nuance of the subject. The whole book is divided into nine chapters, which covers all the fundamental concepts of Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, Thermodynamic relations, the concept of Availability, Exergy and vapour, Gas power cycles, and Thermodynamic potential.
The book is written in simple and lucid language and shall meet the requirements of undergraduate students of engineering and technology studying in various institutes/universities across the globe.
• SI units are deployed throughout the book.
• Emphasis is given on establishing a general understanding of energy transfer, mechanical work, systems, thermodynamic equilibrium and concept of reversibility and irreversibility.
• Takes a new approach towards discussing thermodynamic cycles.
• The second law of thermodynamics and its property the "Entropy" is conceptually explained and applied to various systems.
• Adequate numbers of solved and worked problems are included.
1. Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics
2. First Law of Thermodynamics
3. Second Law of Thermodynamics
5. Properties of Pure Substance
7. Mixture of Ideal Gases
8. Thermodynamic Power Cycles
9. Thermodynamic Potential
Anil K Berwal :- is a doctorate in thermal engineering and is presently heading the Centre of Excellence for Energy and Environmental Studies at Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal. Prior to this, he was teaching the undergraduate students of Department of Mechanical Engineering of the same university for about two decades. He has received his bachelors and masters degrees with honors in mechanical engineering and energy management, respectively. He has more than 25 years of experience in teaching different subjects of thermal engineering to undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering and PG students of Energy Studies and also guided many M.Tech and PhD students. His areas of interest include Internal Combustion Engine, Thermal Engineering, Waste Heat, Bio-fuel, and Solar Thermal Systems. He has authored a book "Introduction to Mechanical Engineering" and published research papers in national & international conferences and journals as well. He is also a certified energy auditor by BEE, GOI, and has worked on AICTE funded R&D project. He is presently working on NRED, Haryana & MNRE supported Grid Tied SPV based solar power plant and solar based vapor absorption system for space cooling. He has served as member of various university bodies like Academic Council, Board of Studies etc. Apart from this, he holds membership of various professional bodies like Life Member of Indian Association of Energy Management Professional (LMIAEMP), Solar Energy Society of India (MSESI) and Indian Society of Technical Education (LMISTE).
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