Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes / Edition 4

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Overview

The updated fourth edition of the "bible" of solar energy theory and applications

Over several editions, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes has become a classic solar engineering text and reference. This revised Fourth Edition offers current coverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applications in different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar system design and analysis using simulations to help readers translate theory into practice.

An important resource for students of solar engineering, solar energy, and alternative energy as well as professionals working in the power and energy industry or related fields, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, Fourth Edition features:

  • Increased coverage of leading-edge topics such as photovoltaics and the design of solar cells and heaters
  • A brand-new chapter on applying CombiSys (a readymade TRNSYS simulation program available for free download) to simulate a solar heated house with solar- heated domestic hot water
  • Additional simulation problems available through a companion website
  • An extensive array of homework problems and exercises
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Editorial Reviews

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Many of the newest developments in solar energy science and technology are covered in this updated and expanded reference-text (first edition, 1980). There is a thorough, up-to-date review of solar energy principles and the functioning, design and economics of solar thermal processes. Convection and radiation, properties of materials, components, systems and applications to active space and water heating are discussed. Includes examples and problems of tabulated radiation data and conversion factors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470873663
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 936
  • Sales rank: 704,429
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN A. DUFFIE (deceased) was Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and past Director of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

WILLIAM A. BECKMAN is the Ouweneel-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Director Emeritus of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Preface to the Second Edition xv

Preface to the First Edition xvii

Introduction xxi

PART I FUNDAMENTALS 1

1 Solar Radiation 3

2 Available Solar Radiation 43

3 Selected Heat Transfer Topics 138

4 Radiation Characteristics of Opaque Materials 173

5 Radiation Transmission through Glazing: Absorbed Radiation 202

6 Flat-Plate Collectors 236

7 Concentrating Collectors 322

8 Energy Storage 373

9 Solar Process Loads 409

10 System Thermal Calculations 422

11 Solar Process Economics 447

PART II APPLICATIONS 477

12 Solar Water Heating: Active and Passive 479

13 Building Heating: Active 505

14 Building Heating: Passive and Hybrid Methods 544

15 Solar Cooling 575

16 Solar Industrial Process Heat 604

17 Solar Thermal Power Systems 621

18 Solar Ponds: Evaporative Processes 635

PART III DESIGN METHODS 651

19 Simulations in Solar Process Design 653

20 Design of Active Systems: f-Chart 668

21 Design of Active Systems by Utilizability Methods 692

22 Design of Passive and Hybrid Heating Systems 711

23 Design of Photovoltaic Systems 745

24 Wind Energy 774

APPENDIXES 797

A Problems 797

B Nomenclature 856

C International System of Units 861

D Meteorological Data 863

E Average Shading Factors for Overhangs 870

Index 887

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