Fundamentals Of Engineering Thermodynamics

Fundamentals Of Engineering Thermodynamics

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Publisher PHI Learning All Civil Engineering books by PHI Learning
ISBN 9788120327900
Author: E. Rathakrishnan
Number of Pages 716
Available in all digital devices
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Updated and enhanced with numerous worked-out examples and exercises, this Second Edition continues to present a thorough, concise and accurate discussion of fundamentals and principles of thermodynamics. It focuses on practical applications of theory and equips students with sound techniques for solving engineering problems.

The treatment of the subject matter emphasizes the phenomena which are associated with the various thermodynamic processes. The topics covered are supported by an extensive set of example problems to enhance the student's understanding of the concepts introduced. The end-of-chapter problems serve to aid the learning process, and extend the material covered in the text by including problems characteristic of engineering design.

The book is designed to serve as a text for undergraduate engineering students for a course in thermodynamics.

Key Features:


• Devotes separate chapters to treatment of statistical thermodynamics and kinetic theory of ideal gases
• Includes a revised chapter on heat transfer theory
• Provides systematic problem-solving methodology to fortify material throughout
• End-of-chapter summaries help students identify key concepts
• Includes a set of thermodynamic property tables for ready reference by students



1. Basic Concepts and Definitions. 
2. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics. 
3. Thermodynamic Analysis of Control Volume. 
4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. 
5. Entropy. 
6. Availability, Irreversibility and Availability Analysis of Engineering Processes. 
7. Properties of Pure Substances. 
8. Nonreacting Gas Mixtures. 
9. Vapour Power Cycles. 
10. Gas Power Cycles. 
11. Refrigeration Cycles. 
12. Psychrometrics. 
13. General Thermodynamic Property Relations. 
14. Reactive Systems. 
15. Chemical and Phase Equilibrium. 
16. Thermodynamics of Compressible Flow. 
17. Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas. 
18. Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics. 
19. Elements of Heat Transfer.


Selected References.