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  • 61 tables 1836 exercises
  • Page extent: 1218 pages
  • Size: 279 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 3.265 kg

2 CD-ROMs, 1 Mixed media product

 (ISBN-13: 9780521682411)

Thermal-Fluid Sciences is a truly integrated textbook for an engineering course covering thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. This new version includes a second CD containing the Homsy et al. Multimedia Fluid Mechanics. The integration of the text is based on: 1. The fundamental conservation principles of mass, energy, and momentum; 2. An hierarchical grouping of related topics; 3. The early introduction and revisiting of practical device examples and applications. The focus is on accuracy and pedagogy. To enhance learning Thermal-Fluid Sciences features full colour illustrations. The robust pedagogy includes: chapter learning objectives, overviews, historical vignettes, numerous examples following a consistent problem-solving format enhanced by innovative self tests. Each chapter concludes with a brief summary and a unique checklist of key concepts and definitions. Integrated tutorials show the student how to use modern software including the NIST Database (included on the in-text CD) to obtain thermodynamic and transport properties.

• Integration of the thermal-fluid sciences is achieved by using the fundamental mass, energy, and momentum conservation laws as organizing principles and by using five practical applications - the steam power plant, the jet engine, solar-heated buildings, the spark-ignition engine, and biological systems - as themes throughout • Practical applications are stressed throughout and using the NIST-online thermodynamic property database is stressed • Two CD-Roms are packaged with the text that contain the Homsy et al. Multimedia Fluid Mechanics and the National Institute of Standards (NIST) database of physical properties


Preface; Part I. Fundamentals: 1. Beginnings; 2. Properties, property relationships and processes; 3. Mass conservation; 4. Energy and energy transfer; 5. Conservation of energy; 6. Conservation of linear momentum; 7. Second law of thermodynamics and some of its consequences; 8. Similitude and dimensionless parameters; Part II. Beyond the Fundamentals: 9. External flows: friction, draft and heat transfer; 10. Internal flows: friction, pressure drop and heat transfer; 11. Thermal-fluid analysis of steady-flow devices; 12. Systems for power production, propulsion, heating and cooling; Appendix A. An historical timeline; Appendix B. Thermodynamic properties of ideal gases; Appendix C. Thermodynamic properties of H20; Appendix D. Various thermodynamics data; Appendix E. Thermophysical properties of selected gases; Appendix F. Thermophysical properties of selected liquids; Appendix G. Fuel properties; Appendix H. Thermophysical properties of selected solids; Appendix I. Radiation properties of selected materials and substances.

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