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Entropy Generation Through Heat and Fluid Flow

This is the first textbook to bridge the
gap between three cornerstones of
engineering education: fluid mechanics,
ttwrrrxidynomics and heat transfer,
it provides an effective method to
teach the thermodynamic (second
law) aspects of heat and fluid flow
processes, and shows how to use such
processes in the design of exergyefficient
The first two chapters establish the
tt^rrrxDdynanx: foundation for the entire
treatment. They show that the
one-way destruction of useful energy
(exergy) by a system is intimately tied
to the generation of entropy in the
various components of the system.
The thermodynamic losses associated
with the flow of fluids are discussed in
Chapters 3 and 4. The author shows
how enlropy is generated by viscous
flow and how an inviscid (reversible)
flow, possesses etosfic bucWmg properties,
which account fof the turbulent
motion of fluids-
All heat transfer processes are consistent
producers of entropy The fundamentals
of this entropy generation
mechanism are presented in Chapter
5. Concrete solutions for the optimum
thermodynamic design (i.e.. the minimum
entropy generation design) of
heat exchangers, energy storage installations,
thermal insulations and
cryogenic systems are developed in
Chapters 6 through 10.
Chapter 11 is the most complete and
up-to-date treatment of the thermodynamics
of solar energy os a fuel
(exergy) resource. This chapter shows
how solar collectors can D© designed
and run (cycled) optimally, so that
the amount of solar exergy harvested
per unit of collector area is maximized.
A supply-side approach to energy
policy is outlined in Chapter 12. This
new approach is proposed as a Ihermodyrxamicalty-
sound alternative to
the presently debated End-Use Notching
approach (the demand side). The
book stresses that in order to manage
our fuel inventory most efficiently, we
must adopt a suppry-side perspective
and consistently identify the best user
for any given fuel.
The text offers a wide ranOe of original
research to support tne "entropy
generation minimization" philosophy
and includes 250 references in the
field of thermodynamic optimization
and the thermodynamics of heat and
fluid flow


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532.4 Bej e
Publisher John Wiley & Sons : New York.,
xiv, 248 p.; il.; 24 cm
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