Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes
The first book to provide a comprehensive treatment integrating finite-time thermodynamics and optimal control, and to give an overview of important breakthroughs in the field which have occurred during the last 20 years.
Format: Hardcover, English, 490 pages
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Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes is the first book to provide a comprehensive treatment integrating finite-time thermodynamics and optimal control, and to give an overview of important breakthroughs in the field which have occurred during the last 20 years. A survey of the optimization technique, including the basics of optimal control theory, and the principal thermodynamic concepts and equations are presented in the first four chapters.
The remaining chapters are then devoted to the solutions of a variety of finite-time thermodynamic problems, and include coverage of their potential applications for the design of real technological processes, such as:
- heat exchange systems
- mass transfer and separation processes
- commodity exchange as a finite-time thermodynamic process
- heat-driven mechanical processes with one or several reservoirs
Finally, special emphasis is placed on the consideration of cyclic processes and thermodynamic cycles, and their optimization and efficiencies.
Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes is a key resource for chemical and mechanical engineers involved in power systems and process engineering. Researchers in theoretical, physical and industrial chemistry in academia and in industry will also find fresh perspectives in this book that offer new ways to analyse and design a wide variety of processes.
Table of Contents
|2||Mathematical Modeling of Thermodynamic Systems|
|4||Optimal Control Methods|
|5||Limiting Possibilities of Heat-Mechanical Systems with One Reservoir|
|6||Heat-Exchange Processes with Minimal Dissipation|
|7||Optimization and estimates of the limiting possibilities of the Heat-Mechanical systems with a Number of Reservoirs|
|8||Limiting possibilities of Complex systems with a Number of Heat-Mechanical Systems|
|9||Mass transfer processes with Minimal Irreversibility|
|10||Thermodynamic analysis of Separation Processes and Chemical Reactions|
|11||Commodity Exchange in Economic Systems|