Thermal Systems Design
Thermal Systems Design provides a thorough summary of the thermosciences and a variety of practical design examples based on the author’s experience in the field. Its primary usage has been as a capstone design text for senior undergraduates in mechanical and chemical engineering, but seasoned engineering practitioners are also finding it to be a helpful addition to their libraries. The first four chapters cover thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and combustion, and the ensuing chapters utilize that subject matter in system design applications (e.g., power generation, and heating/cooling in industrial, commercial, and residential settings). The application examples also define common acronyms and give references to applicable Safety Codes and Standards - information that often doesn’t appear in standard texts. By relying on the author’s significant experience with system failure analysis, the book also provides the reader with examples of how to avoid design problems in thermal systems. Specific design examples Boilers, Burners, Heat Recovery Systems, Combustion Turbines, Heat Pumps, Desalination Systems, Thermal Energy Storage, and others. The author places a significant emphasis on the engineer’s use of process drawings (Process Flow Diagrams, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) to communicate the thermal system’s design details to others.
Richard J. Martin, PhD, PE
ISBN: 978-1- 5323-7184- 4 (Softcover)