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Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
By Adrian Bejan

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A brand-new, thought-provoking edition of the unmatched resource on engineering thermodynamics

Adrian Bejan's Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics established itself as the definitive volume on this challenging subject. Now, his Third Edition builds on the success of its trailblazing predecessors by providing state-of-the-art coverage in a slimmer, more convenient book.

Moving effortlessly among analysis, essay, and graphics, this streamlined edition of Adrian Bejan's powerful presentation will inspire future generations of researchers and students in all areas of engineering, physics, and life sciences. It features:
* An authoritative treatment of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and the constructal law of natural generation of flow configuration, with prominent focus on the history of the discipline and its main ideas
* Complete chapters on single-phase systems, multiphase systems, chemically reactive systems, exergy analysis, thermodynamic optimization, irreversible thermodynamics, and constructal theory
* Applications of thermodynamics to power generation, solar energy, refrigeration, air conditioning, thermofluid design, and constructal design
* The latest theoretical advances made based on the constructal law: atmospheric circulation and earth climate, animal design (flying, running, swimming), hierarchy and geography of human settlements, scaling laws of all river basins, flow fossils and Egyptian pyramids, and science as a constructal flow architecture
* A wealth of problems and worked-out examples
* Brilliant, original illustrations, plus hundreds of classic and contemporary references


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #425295 in Books
  • Published on: 2006-08-18
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 2.00" w x 6.40" l, 3.02 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 920 pages

Editorial Reviews

Review
"Reading the book is a delightful experience that encourages the reader to further deepen his understanding of thermodynamics and the thermal sciences." (Science Direct, December 9, 2007)

"Reading this book is a delightful experience that encourages the reader to further deepen his understanding of thermoydnamics..."
—Jaime Cervantes-de Gortari (Internation Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, Dec. 2006)

From the Inside Flap
Since its publication almost a decade ago, Adrian Bejan’s Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics has established itself as the definitive modern treatment of this challenging subject. Now the Second Edition brings this important work fully up to date with current analyses and practices, and explores uncharted territory along the promising frontier of contemporary research. Grounded in the axiomatic formulation and Gibbsian analytical structure of classical thermodynamics, this revised volume offers an incisive examination of the history, concepts, and language of thermodynamics. Readers will find a clear review of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, along with enhanced material on exergy analysis methods, entropy generation minimization, and related design applications. The Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the latest developments in the field in areas such as power generation, solar energy, low-temperature refrigeration, air conditioning, and thermal design. Bridging the gap between physics and biology, this book, for the first time, provides a fascinating introduction to the constructal theory of macroscopic organization in nature, extending thermodynamics into the realm of naturally organized systems. Geometric shape and structure are deduced from a single principle of thermodynamic optimization. Complete with original problems, worked-out examples, exceptional graphics, and hundreds of references throughout, Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition is the ideal cutting-edge reference for today’s professional engineers and researchers as well as a superb resource for advanced engineering students.

From the Back Cover
A brand-new, thought-provoking edition of the unmatched resource on engineering thermodynamics

Adrian Bejan's Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics established itself as the definitive volume on this challenging subject. Now, his Third Edition builds on the success of its trailblazing predecessors by providing state-of-the-art coverage in a slimmer, more convenient book.

Moving effortlessly among analysis, essay, and graphics, this streamlined edition of Adrian Bejan's powerful presentation will inspire future generations of researchers and students in all areas of engineering, physics, and life sciences. It features:

  • An authoritative treatment of the first and second laws of thermodynamics and the constructal law of natural generation of flow configuration, with prominent focus on the history of the discipline and its main ideas
  • Complete chapters on single-phase systems, multiphase systems, chemically reactive systems, exergy analysis, thermodynamic optimization, irreversible thermodynamics, and constructal theory
  • Applications of thermodynamics to power generation, solar energy, refrigeration, air conditioning, thermofluid design, and constructal design
  • The latest theoretical advances made based on the constructal law: atmospheric circulation and earth climate, animal design (flying, running, swimming), hierarchy and geography of human settlements, scaling laws of all river basins, flow fossils and Egyptian pyramids, and science as a constructal flow architecture
  • A wealth of problems and worked-out examples
  • Brilliant, original illustrations, plus hundreds of classic and contemporary references


Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Well written, good figures, but a little long winded.
By Sex_Engr_RockNRoll
This is the book that was used for the graduate level Thermodynamics class that I took. Like most textbooks, it isn't perfect. In this case, it is pretty lengthy, in fact it is 880 pages long. But it has a lot of black and white figures that are of high quality, and the individual pages are also fairly small. Bejan likes to take a few paragraphs here and there to explain things about thermodynamics research history and other relevant events in science and engineering history to explain how some of the fundamental thermodynamics concepts were originally contrived. Some of you will take interest in this, since this discoveries do indeed constitute rich history. For example, he talks about how as recently as a few hundred years ago, people thought that fire was essential for getting water to boil, because they just didn't know anything about thermodynamics. On the other hand, those of you who are looking to grasp the concepts of thermodyamics as quickly as possible because you are cramming for an exam or trying to get the homework done, or for those of you who want a quick reference book for thermodynamics, you may get frustrated with Bejan's looser, less technical/concise writing style.

If you are taking a course that requires this book, and are concerned about what I've said, I would recommend that you consider getting another book in addition to this one that is more concise to use as quicker reference when you are in a hurry and getting impatient with Bejan's writing. If you are on a tight budget, you can even buy an outdated copy, and it should work fine. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics by Moran and Shapiro is one that might not be quite as advanced as this book, but it can help you to get through the basic and intermediate concepts of Thermodynamics more quickly than this book. The Moran and Shapiro book is currently on its 7th edition, so just go get the 4th or 5th edition, and it will be cheap for you.

If you are taking Thermo right now, best of luck!!!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1ok
By Amazon Customer
Used for graduate level work. Very confusing book. Not clear, maybe ok for mechanical engineers but not chemical engineers. Purchase at your own risk.

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
1Too Wordy
By Aero
In our graduate level course, we were forced to use this terrible book. The committee, for some reason, approved this book even if the professors dislike it. The book problems are very wordy and the book does not contain all the information to complete the problem. After much outcry of my classmates, our professor decided to drop the book. We now use our professor's notes and problems.

Please choose another graduate level textbook.

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