Energy systems :

Gicquel, Renaud.

Energy systems : a new approach to engineering thermodynamics / Renaud Gicquel. - Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2011. - xlix, 1012 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Considered as particularly difficult by generations of students and engineers, thermodynamics applied to energy systems can now be taught with an original instruction method that starts with a different approach and that has proven to be simpler than existing methods.Energy Systems is different from related books on thermodynamics calculations as it approaches energy calculations as the objective. Its style, content, setup and approach is drastically different from existing texts on the subject, and the software package will offer both students and teachers help to further develop the students' skills. Developed for use with the Thermoptim software and manual, it allows the student to study over 200 examples, manuals and programming and design tools to solve exercises at all levels of complexity. The software is easy to use and enables the student to become fully operational. The student version of Thermoptim is freely available teachers can get more extended options out of the program after registration. A professional edition is also available and has been adapted by more than 30 many companies and research institutes.This volume provides the reader with an overall review of various energy conversion technologies, and help to understand the recent evolutions and design principles: gas turbines and combined cycles, aerospace engines, Diesel and spark ignition engines, Stirling engines, steam power plants, cogeneration units, refrigeration machines, heat pumps, air-conditioning plants, innovative energy converters, new and renewable energy, etc.Moreover, it shows how to build appropriate models to the bridge technological reality and theoretical bases of energy engineering, explaining how to build models with Thermoptim. Moreover, it clarifies and shows how the software can help solving the modeling problems caused by the technological design of components and by deviating operation of systems.This volume is developed and intended for courses of applied thermodynamics, energy systems and energy conversion to 3rd year Bachelor-level students and 1st or 2nd year Master-level students in mechanical and thermal engineering and other engineering disciplines. Advanced students and professionals will also greatly benefit from it."This is a comprehensive book on energy systems with an almost encyclopedic coverage of the details of the equipment and systems involved in power production, refrigeration, and air-conditioning. The integration of technical content with advanced software allows a range of users from students who are beginning their study to those involved in research on promising cycles. From a teaching perspective, the initial focus on the system level combined with the simulation tool Thermoptim serves to quickly bring students up to speed on applications, and provides motivation for further study. This book promises to be one that engineers will keep on their desks for ready reference and study." John W. Mitchell, Kaiser Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA"--

9780415685009 (hbk)

Energy facilities.
Energy transfer.
SCIENCE / Energy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General.
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics.

621.042 / GIC/E

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