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Fundamentals of Thermal and Nuclear Power Generation. JSME Series in Thermal and Nuclear Power Generation

  • ID: 5008010
  • Book
  • January 2021
  • 320 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
Fundamentals of Thermal and Nuclear Power Generation is the first volume in the JSME Series in Thermal and Nuclear Power Generation. The first part of this volume provides a thorough and complete reference on the history of thermal and nuclear power generation, which has informed and sculpted today's industry. It prepares readers for subsequent publications in the series that address more advanced topics and will particularly benefit early career researchers and those approaching the industry from an alternative discipline.

Modern thermal and nuclear power generation systems and technologies are then explored, including clear analysis on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, hydrodynamics, thermal engineering, combustion engineering, and nuclear physics. The impact of these technologies on society is considered throughout, as well as supply issues, accident risk analysis, and important emission and sustainability considerations.

This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and professional engineers in nuclear and thermal energy engineering, and postgraduate and undergraduate students in power generation, especially nuclear and thermal.

- Written by experts from the leaders and pioneers in thermal and nuclear power engineering research at the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers and draws upon their combined wealth of knowledge and experience

- Includes real examples and case studies from Japan and other key regions such as the United States and Europe to provide a deeper learning opportunity

- Considers societal impact and sustainability concerns and goals throughout

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  1. Dawn of power for human beings/power from steam

  2. Development in power technology
  3. Fundamentals for power engineering
  4. Power generation and society
  5. Issues in power generation and future prospects

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Koizumi, Yasuo
Yasuo Koizumi is a research promoter at the University of Electro- Communications. He had been an invited researcher of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for 5 years before now. He received his PhD degree from the University of Tokyo in 1977. He started his research career at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in 1977 as a research engineer for nuclear reactor safety. He stayed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory from 1981 through 1983. He moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kogakuin University in 1989.
Then, he moved to the Department of Functional Machinery and Mechanics of Shinshu University in 2008. He retired as professor in 2014 and he had been in the Japan Atomic Energy Agency since then. His research is focused in the areas of pool and flow boiling, critical heat flux, condensation heat transfer, and two-phase flow. He is also interested in heat transfer and fluid flow on the microscale.
Since his research field is closely related to energy systems, he has great interest in thermal and nuclear power stations and energy supply in society.
Okawa, Tomio
Tomio Okawa started his research career at the Central Research Institute of the
Electric Power Industry in 1990 and earned a doctor of engineering degree from the
Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1995 after receiving bachelor's and master's
degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Then, he moved to the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at Osaka University in 1999, and to his present position
(The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan) in 2011. His main
research areas are gas-liquid two-phase flow and heat transfer with phase change.
At present, he is doing research on subcooled flow boiling, departure from nucleate
boiling, boiling heat transfer of nanofluid, application of nanoparticle layer to cooling
of electronic devices, splashing during drop and liquid jet impingements on a
liquid film, and thermal hydraulics encountered in freeze plug used in molten salt
reactors.
Mori, Shoji
Shoji Mori is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan. He received his PhD degree in Engineering from Kyushu University in 2003. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yokohama National University as an assistant professor in 2004, and he became an associate professor in 2007. He has been a faculty member at Kyushu University since 2019. From 2009 to 2011, he worked on cryo-preservation and thermal therapies at Bioheat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as a visiting professor. His research interests are currently focusing on the enhancement of boiling critical heat flux and quenching using porous materials and two phase annular flow.
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