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Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080207186, 9781483139197

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

2nd Edition

Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Series

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Author: Rowland S. Benson
Editor: W. A. Woods
eBook ISBN: 9781483139197
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 358
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Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition is a five-chapter text that covers some basic thermodynamic concepts, including thermodynamic system equilibrium, thermodynamic properties, and thermodynamic application to special systems.

Chapter 1 introduces the concept of equilibrium, maximum work of thermodynamic systems, development of Gibbs and Helmholtz functions, thermodynamic system equilibrium, and conditions for stability and spontaneous change. Chapter 2 deals with the general thermodynamic relations for systems of constant chemical composition; the development of Maxwell relations; the derivatives of specific heats; coefficients of h, p, T, Clausius-Clapeyron equations; the Joule-Thomson effect; and application of van der Waals gas-inversion curves to liquefaction system. Chapters 3 and 4 describe the thermodynamics of ideal gases, ideal gas mixtures, and gas mixtures with variable composition. These chapters also discuss processes involving dissociation-Lighthill ideal dissociating gas, extension to ionization and real gas effects, and characteristics of "frozen" and equilibrium flows. Chapter 5 surveys the thermodynamics of elastic systems, surface tension, magnetic systems, reversible electrical cell, and fuel cell. This chapter also provides an introduction to irreversible thermodynamics, Onsager reciprocal relation, and the concept of thermoelectricity.

This book will prove useful to undergraduate mechanical engineering students and other engineering students taking courses in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Table of Contents


Editorial Introduction

1. Equilibrium of Thermodynamic Systems


Concept of Equilibrium, Spontaneous Change and Criterion of Stability

Equilibrium of System

Equilibrium of System Obeying Van der Waals' Equation of State


2. Thermodynamic Properties of Systems of Constant Chemical Composition


Thermodynamic Properties

Equation of State

Law of Corresponding States

Thermodynamic Relations for Pure Substance

Applications of Thermodynamic Relations

Relationships Between the Specific Heats at Constant Volume and the Specific Heats at Constant Pressure

The Clausius-Clapeyron Equation

Liquefaction of Gases


3. Thermodynamic Properties of Systems of Constant Chemical Composition


State Equation for all Ideal Gases

The Internal Energy and Enthalpy of an Ideal Gas

Entropy of an Ideal Gas - The Third Law of Thermodynamics

The Gibbs Free Energy Function for an Ideal Gas

Mixtures of Ideal Gases

Heats of Reaction or Calorific Values and Adiabatic Combustion

Heats of Formation and Hess1 s Law

Entropy of Ideal Gas Mixtures


4. Thermodynamic Properties of Gas Mixtures with Variable Composition


Thermodynamic Relations for Mixtures of Variable Composition

The Chemical Potential

Chemical Stoichiometry and Dissociation

Chemical Equilibrium

The Relationship Between the Equilibrium Constant and the Heat of Reaction - Van't Hoff s Equation

Methods for Calculating Equilibrium Constants

The Calculation of Temperature Rise in a Combustion Reaction with Dissociation

The Lighthill Ideal Dissociating Gas

Ionization of Monatomic Gases

Non-Equilibrium Processes - Equilibrium and Frozen Flows


5. Application of Thermodynamics to Special Systems


Elastic Systems

Systems with Surface Tension

Reversible Cell

Fuel Cell

Magnetic Systems

Steady State or Irreversible Thermodynamics




Table A.1. Polynomial Coefficients

Table A.2. Ideal Gas Properties 0-6000°K 272

Table A.3. Ideal Gas Heats of Reaction 0-6000°K

Table A.4. Ideal Gas Reaction Equilibrium Constants 500-6000°K


Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

Rowland S. Benson

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W. A. Woods

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