Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems

By: Stanislaw Sieniutycz (author)Paperback

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Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems responds to the need for a synthesizing volume that throws light upon the extensive field of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering perspective that applies basic ideas and key results from the field to chemical engineering problems. This book outlines and interprets the most valuable achievements in applied non-equilibrium thermodynamics obtained within the recent fifty years. It synthesizes nontrivial achievements of thermodynamics in important branches of chemical and biochemical engineering. Readers will gain an update on what has been achieved, what new research problems could be stated, and what kind of further studies should be developed within specialized research.

About Author

Prof. Stanislaw Sieniutycz (1940), PhD; ScD, since 1983 a full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Warsaw TU, Poland. Former head of Department of Process Separation at the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Warsaw TU, Poland, 1986-1989. Seminar speaker in about 40 Universities of the USA, 1984-1994. He received MsD in Chemistry in 1962, PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1968, and ScD (habilitation) in Chemical Engineering in 1973, all from Warsaw TU. Visiting professor in Universities: Budapest (Physics), Bern (Physiology), Trondheim (Chemical Physics), San Diego SU (Mathematics), Delaware (Chemical Engineering), and, several times, Chicago (Chemistry). Recognized for applications of analytical mechanics and optimal control in engineering. Author or co-author of about 250 papers and many books.


1. Contemporary thermodynamics for engineering systems 2. Variational approaches to non-equilibrium thermodynamics 3. Wave equations of heat and mass transfer 4. Classical and anomalous diffusion 5. Thermodynamic Lapunov functions and stability 6. Analysing drying operations in thermodynamic diagrams 7. Frictional fluid flow through inhomogeneous porous bed 8. Thermodynamics and optimization of practical processes 9. Thermodynamic controls in chemical reactors 10. Power limits in thermo-chemical units, fuel cells and separation systems 11. Thermodynamic aspects of engineering biosystems 12. Multiphase flow systems 13. Radiation and solar systems 14. Appendix: A causal theory of hydrodynamics and heat transfer

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780128054628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 738
  • ID: 9780128054628
  • weight: 1470
  • ISBN10: 012805462X

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