Thermal Systems Design: Fundamentals and Projects, 2nd Edition
Designed to align with senior undergraduate and first-year graduate courses, Thermal Systems Design: Fundamentals and Projects provides students with more exposure to real-world design projects than other books on the topic. After briefly reviewing the fundamental laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer, students will learn how to apply these theories to design common thermal systems including burners, boilers, combustion turbines, heat pumps, and refrigeration systems.
Throughout the course of the book, students will encounter 14 different design projects, which will teach them how to approach real-world tasks such as creating system schematics, computing thermodynamic details and preparing a Process Flow Diagram (PFD), sizing pipes, ducts, and major equipment, and specifying the final system design requirements in a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID). Other new material covered in the Second Edition includes nomenclature for conservation equations, new examples of fuel-rich combustion, techniques to mitigate against thermal expansion and shock, methods for quality and efficiency in thermal oxidizer operations, and new property tables. Review questions round out every chapter and a robust selection of online companion materials is provided for instructors.