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The application of Thermodynamics to engineering systems such as power generation, refrigeration and air-conditioning are grouped together to form this textbook. This book is written as a text for the subject "Thermal Engineering" under DOTE Syllabus.
This book is written entirely in S.I. system of units. The subject treatment requires a basic knowledge of thermodynamics. The subject matter is methodically developed introducing the topics systematically. Additional information's outside the coverage of syllabus have been provided wherever necessary.
The notable feature of this book is the introduction of the concept of energy. The concept of conservation and effective utilization of energy has lead to cogeneration systems which are also discussed. Many solved problems are available in each chapter. Unsolved problems with answers are provided in each chapter for the reader to practise. Thermodynamic data in S.I. units have been provided in the Appendix.
About The Author
Prof. P R. S.L. Somasundaram obtained his Bachelor`s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Anamalai University, India. He had his earlier training at the Thermal Power Station of Neyveli Lignite Corporation, India. He was a Lecturer at Annamalai University where he took his Master`s degree in Heat Power Engineering. He served as an Assistant Professor in the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India. He was sponsored by the Foreign Assignment section of Govt. of India to serve as a Faculty member in the Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya and in Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, Nigeria.
He was the Director (Dean), School of Engineering and a team member of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), for accreditation of Polytechnic in Nigeria, before serving as Professor in National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, as well as the Kalasalingam College of Engineering, Krishnankoil, India. He is now the Principal of Sairam Engineering College, Madras, India. He is a member of Indian Society for Technical Education. His two other publications are Thermal Engineering and Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion, published by New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers 1996.
Table of Contents
First Law of Thermodynamics
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Properties of Thermodynamic Substances
Laws of Thermodynamics and Non-Flow System
Laws of Thermodynamics and Flow System
Gas and Gas-Vapour Mixture
Availability and Availability Analysis