Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy (inbunden)
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McGraw Hill
Cengel, Yunus / Cimbala, John
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Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy (inbunden)

Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy

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master the principles and applications of todays renewable energy sources and systems
Written by a team of recognized experts and educators, this authoritative textbook offers comprehensive coverage of all major renewable energy sources. The book delves into the main renewable energy topics such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, tidal, and wave, as well as hydrogen and fuel cells. By stressing real-world relevancy and practical applications, fundamentals and applications of renewable energy helps prepare students for a successful career in renewable energy. The text contains detailed discussions on the thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics aspects of renewable energy systems in addition to technical and economic analyses. Numerous worked-out example problems and over 850 end-of-chapter review questions reinforce main concepts, formulations, design, and analysis.
Coverage includes: Renewable energy basics Thermal sciences overview Fundamentals and applications of Solar energy Wind energy Hydropower Geothermal energy Biomass energy Ocean energy Hydrogen and fuel cells Economics of renewable energy Energy and the environment
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Yunus A. engel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. His areas of interest are renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy policies, heat transfer enhancement, and engineering education. He served as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to numerous manufacturing facilities in Northern Nevada and California to perform industrial assessments, and has prepared energy conservation, waste minimization, and productivity enhancement reports for them. He has also served as an advisor for various government organizations and corporations. 

Dr. engel is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for excellence in authorship in 1992 and again in 2000. Dr. engel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

John M. Cimbala is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State and his M.S. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics from CalTech in 1984. His research areas include experimental and computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer, turbulence, turbulence modeling, turbomachinery, indoor air quality, and air pollution control. More information can be found at 
Professor Cimbala is the recipient of several outstanding teaching awards and views his book writing as an extension of his love of teaching. He is a member and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  He is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Physical Society (APS).


About the Authors
Chapter 1 Introduction to Renewable Energy
1-1 Why Renewable Energy?
Consequences of Fossil Fuel Combustion
Renewable Energy Sources
1-2 Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear Energy
Chapter 2 A Review of Thermal Sciences
2-1 Thermal Sciences
2-2 Thermodynamics
Heat and Other Forms of Energy
Specific Heats of Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Energy Transfer
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Energy Balance for Closed Systems
Energy Balance for Steady-Flow Systems
Saturation Temperature and Saturation Pressure
2-3 Heat Transfer
Conduction Heat Transfer
Thermal Conductivity
Convection Heat Transfer
Radiation Heat Transfer
2-4 Fluid Mechanics
Pressure Drop in Fluid Flow in Pipes
2-5 Thermochemistry
Fuels and Combustion
Theoretical and Actual Combustion Processes
Enthalpy of Formation and Enthalpy of Combustion
First-Law Analysis of Reacting Systems
2-6 Heat Engines and Power Plants
Thermal Efficiency
Overall Plant Efficiency
2-7 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps
Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Solar Energy
3-1 Introduction
3-2 Radiation Fundamentals
Blackbody Radiation
3-3 Radiative Properties
Absorptivity, Reflectivity, and Transmissivity
The Greenhouse Effect
3-4 Solar Radiation
3-5 Solar Data
Chapter 4 Solar Energy Applications
4-1 Introduction
4-2 Flat-Plate Solar Collector
4-3 Concentrating Solar Collector
4-4 Solar-Power-Tower Plant
4-5 Solar Pond
4-6 Photovoltaic Cell
4-7 Passive Solar Applications
Trombe Wall
Solar Heat Gain through Windows
Chapter 5 Wind Energy
5-1 Introduction
5-2 Wind Turbine Types and Power Performance Curve
5-3 Wind Power Potential
5-4 Wind Power Density
5-5 Wind Turbine Efficiency
Betz Limit for Wind Turbine Efficiency
5-6 Considerations in Wind Power Applications
Chapter 6 Hydropower
6-1 Introduction
6-2 Analysis of a Hydroelectric Power Plant
6-3 Impulse Turbines
6-4 Reaction Turbines
6-5 Turbine Specific Speed
6-6 Run-of-River Plants and Waterwheels
Chapter 7 Geothermal Energy
7-1 Introduction
7-2 Geothermal Applications
7-3 Geothermal Heating
Degree-Day Method for Annual Energy Consumption
7-4 Geothermal Cooling
Absorption Cooling System
7-5 Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Heat Pump Systems
Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems
7-6 Geothermal Power Production