Introduction to Thermal and Fluid Engineering combines coverage of basic thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer for a one- or two-term course for a variety of engineering majors. The book covers fundamental concepts, definitions, and models in the context of engineering examples and case studies. It carefully explains the methods used to evaluate changes in equilibrium, mass, energy, and other measurable properties, most notably temperature. It then also discusses techniques used to assess the effects of those changes on large, multi-component systems in areas ranging from mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering to electrical and computer technologies.

Includes a motivational student study guide on downloadable resources to promote successful evaluation of energy systems

This material helps readers optimize problem solving using practices to determine equilibrium limits and entropy, as well as track energy forms and rates of progress for processes in both closed and open thermodynamic systems. Presenting a variety of system examples, tables, and charts to reinforce understanding, the book includes coverage of:

  • How automobile and aircraft engines work

  • Construction of steam power plants and refrigeration systems

  • Gas and vapor power processes and systems

  • Application of fluid statics, buoyancy, and stability, and the flow of fluids in pipes and machinery

  • Heat transfer and thermal control of electronic components

Keeping sight of the difference between system synthesis and analysis, this book contains numerous design problems. It would be useful for an intensive course geared toward readers who know basic physics and mathematics through ordinary different

chapter 3|36 pages

Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics

chapter 5|40 pages

Control Volume Mass and Energy Analysis

chapter 6|34 pages

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

chapter 7|36 pages


chapter 8|42 pages

Gas Power Systems

chapter 9|42 pages

Vapor Power and Refrigeration Cycles

chapter 11|32 pages

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

chapter 12|46 pages

Fluid Statics

chapter 14|36 pages

Newton’s Second Law of Motion

chapter 15|26 pages

Dimensional Analysis and Similarity

chapter 16|20 pages

Viscous Flow

chapter 17|40 pages

Flow in Pipes and Pipe Networks

chapter 18|28 pages

Fluid Machinery

chapter 19|18 pages

Introduction to Heat Transfer

chapter 20|58 pages

Steady-State Conduction

chapter 21|40 pages

Unsteady-State Conduction

chapter 22|38 pages

Forced Convection—Internal Flow

chapter 23|28 pages

Forced Convection—External Flow

chapter 24|32 pages

Free or Natural Convection

chapter 25|44 pages

Heat Exchangers

chapter 26|50 pages

Radiation Heat Transfer