Overview for Thermal Engineering
This book on "Thermal Engineering" (printed in two colours has been written for the students preparing the subject for B.E. examinations of various Indian Universities, A.M.I.E. and competitive examinations (e.g., U.P.S.C., GATE etc.). The Book contains 29 chapters in all, and deals the subject matter exhaustively.
The presentation of the subject matter is very systematic and the language of the text is lucid, direct and easy to understand. Each chapter of book is saturated with much needed text supported by neat and self-explanatory diagrams to make the subject self-speaking to a great extent. A large number of solved examples, questions selected from various universities, U.P.S.C., GATE etc., examination question papers, properly graded, have been added in various chapters to enable the students to attempt different types of questions in the examination without any difficulty. At the end of each chapter Highlights, Objective Type Questions, Theoretical Questions and Unsolved Examples have been added to make the book a complete unit in all respects.
INTRODUCTION TO SI UNITS AND CONVERSION FACTORS: 1.Kinetic Theory of Gases and Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics 2.Properties of Pure Susbstances 3.First Law of Thermodynamics 4.Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy 5.Availability and Irreversibilty 6.Thermodynamic Relations 7.Ideal and Real Gases 8.Gases and Vapour Mixtures 9.Psychrometrics 10.Fuels and Combustion (Including Chemical Thermodynamics) 11.Steam Generators 12.Boiler Mountings and Accessories 13.Draught 14.Performance of Steam Generators 15.Basic Steam Power Cycles 16.Reciprocating Steam Engine 17.Compound Steam Engines 18.Steam Nozzles 19.Steam Turbines 20.Steam Condensers 21.Gas Power Cycles 22.Variable Specific Heats 23.Internal Combustion Engines 24.Air Compressors 25.Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion 26.Refrigeration 27.Air-Conditioning 28.Heat Transfer 29.Non-Conventional Power Generation.
R K Rajput (Author)
Er. R. K. Rajput, born on 15th September, 1944 (coincident with Engineer's Day) is a multidisciplinary engineer. He obtained his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Hons.-Gold Medal) from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. He is also a Graduate Engineer in Electrical Engineering. Apart from this he holds memberships of various professional bodies like Member Institution of Engineers (MIE); Member Indian Society of Technical Education (MISTE) and Member Solar Energy Society of India (MSESI). He is also a Chartered Engineer (India). He has served for several years as Principal of "Punjab College of Information Technology, Patiala" and "Thapar Polytechnic, Patiala". He has more than 40 years of experience in teaching different subjects of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering disciplines. He has published/presented a large number of technical papers. He is the author of several books on the important subjects of Mechanical as well as Electrical Engineering disciplines. He has earned, by dint of hard work and devotion to duty, the following awards / honours Best Teacher (Academic) Award Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Gold Medal for an outstanding research paper (Institution of Engineers) Distinguished Author Award Man of Achievement Award.