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Developments in the Design of Thermal Systems

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Robert F. Boehm, Robert M. Privette, Rudolphe L. Motard, Ronald P. Danner, Bodo Linnhoff, Michael J. Moran, Adrian Bejan, Antonio Valero, Miguel-Angel Lozano, Beniamino Paoletti, Enrico Sciubba
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020053

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  • As the cost and complexity of designing thermal systems have increased, the need to understand and improve the design process has also grown. This book describes recent progress. The book begins with a brief history and outline of developments in thermal system design. Chapters then discuss computer design tools for the power and chemical industries, predicting physical properties with computational tools, "pinch analysis" to improve thermal efficiency, applications of the energy concept, thermoeconomics, and the potential for artificial intelligence and expert systems in the design of thermal systems. With chapters written by internationally recognized authorities, the book offers a state-of-the-art review for both researchers and practitioners in mechanical, aerospace, chemical, and power engineering.

    • Only up-to-date report on developments in thermal system design
    • Written by internationally respected experts
    • Useful to both researchers and practising engineers
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    "...contains a substantial glossary, bibliography, diagrams and computer files, as well as useful appendices. It is an important contribution to the energy literature, and its price is reasonable...certainly a good reference for engineers working in research and development, design, construction, operation within industry (where heat and power are used) as well as for postgraduate students." J.O. Jaber and S.D. Probert, Applied Energy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020053
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 155 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.493kg
    • contains: 67 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical sketches of the authors
    1. Introduction and trends in the thermal design field
    2. Computer-aided process design trends in the power industry
    3. Automated design of chemical process plants
    4. Thermophysical properties for design simulations
    5. Introduction to pinch analysis
    6. Second law applications in thermal system design
    7. Thermodynamic optimization of heat transfer and fluid flow processes
    8. Introduction to thermoeconomics
    9. Artificial intelligence in thermal systems design: concepts and applications.

  • Editor

    Robert F. Boehm, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


    Robert F. Boehm, Robert M. Privette, Rudolphe L. Motard, Ronald P. Danner, Bodo Linnhoff, Michael J. Moran, Adrian Bejan, Antonio Valero, Miguel-Angel Lozano, Beniamino Paoletti, Enrico Sciubba

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