Applied Thermodynamics by Onkar Singh

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Applied Thermodynamics by Onkar Singh
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During teaching of the course of engineering thermodynamics and applied thermodynamics I
have felt that the students at the undergraduate level of engineering and technology face difficulty in
understanding the concepts of engineering thermodynamics and their applications in the course of
applied thermodynamics. Also, the students face great difficulty in referring to the number of textbooks
for different topics. The present book is an effort in the direction of presenting the concepts of
engineering thermodynamics and their applications in clear, concise and systematic manner at one
place. Presentation is made in very simple and easily understandable language and well supported
with wide ranging illustrations and numerical problems.
The subject matter in this book covers the syllabus of the basic and advanced course on
engineering thermodynamics/thermal engineering being taught in different institutions and universities
across the country. There are total 18 chapters in this book. The initial seven chapters cover the
basic course on engineering thermodynamics and remaining chapters cover the advanced course in
thermal engineering. These deal with “Fundamental concepts and definitions”, “Zeroth law and
thermodynamics”, “First law of thermodynamics”, “Second law of thermodynamics”, “Entropy”,
“Availability and general thermodynamic relations”, “Thermodynamic properties of pure substances”,
“Fuels and combustion”, “Boilers and boiler calculations”, “Vapour power cycles”, “Gas power
cycles”, “Steam engines”, “Nozzles”, “Steam turbines, Steam condenser”, “Reciprocating and rotatory
compressors”, “Introduction to internal combustion engines” and “Introduction to refrigeration
and air conditioning”. Each chapter has been provided with sufficient number of typical numerical
problems of solved and unsolved type. The book is written in SI system of units and the various tables
such as steam tables, refrigeration tables, Mollier chart, psychrometry chart etc. are also provided at
the end of the book for quick reference. I hope that the students and teachers referring to this book
will find it useful.
I am highly indebted to my family members for their continuous encouragement and cooperation
during the preparation of manuscript. I would like to place on record my gratitude and apologies
to my wife Parvin and kids Sneha and Prateek who patiently endured certain neglect and hardships
due to my preoccupation with the preparation of this manuscript.