With a focus on clarifying the inaccurate teachings of second-law issues, this book is a valuable resource for those working and researching in thermal engineering, particularly in thermodynamics. It will benefit postgraduate students, engineers, physicists and chemical engineers designing thermal systems to help improve energy efficiency and reliability of a thermal power plant.
- Includes applications of entropy analysis methods in thermal power generation systems
- Explains the relationship between entropy change and exergy destruction in an energy conversion/transfer process
- Guides the reader to accurately utilize entropy methods for the analysis of system performance to improve efficiency
1. Basic concepts and Fundamentals 2. Historical background 3. Most efficient engines 4. Endoreversible power plants 5. Entropy and power generation 6. Advanced power cycles 7. Heat engines vs fuel cells 8. Entropy and chemical equilibrium 9. Entropy and heat exchangers
Yousef Haseli is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Technology, Central Michigan University. He has conducted research on various subjects in the field of thermofluids and energy sciences for over a decade, and has the experience of working with renowned scientists at some of the world's top universities. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, followed by a postdoctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Haseli has presented his research findings in numerous international conferences. He is a recipient of several awards, the most distinguished one being the Academic Gold Medal Award of the Governor General of Canada. His research interests include thermochemical conversion of biomass (torrefaction, gasification, pyrolysis), advanced energy conversion systems, clean energy and fuel production, two-phase/reactive flows, and engineering thermodynamics. Dr. Haseli's research activities have led to one book and over 30 journal articles.