Thermal Environmental Engineering / Edition 3

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The latest edition of the classic book grounded in the fundamentals. It introduces heating, ventilation, and air conditioning starting with basic principles of engineering leading to the latest HVAC design practice. Its engineering approach emphasizes fundamentals and realistic applications. Acknowledging numerous approaches to all engineering problems, the book presents alternate approaches and describes why some approaches work best in specific applications and what compromises are made using each of them. Provides carefully worked examples with step-by-step solutions listing assumptions, reference equations, and supporting material. Incorporates a careful use of easy-to-follow units and conversion factors providing basic mass and energy balances. The third edition of Thermal Environmental Engineering has been updated to reflect current approaches as well as new chapters on energy estimation, air handling system design, and piping system design. Discusses new replacement refrigerants as well as environmental issues. Presents single and multiple zone psychronetric systems; moisture transport in building structures; and the latest topics on indoor air quality and human comfort. An essential reference book for professional mechanical engineers.

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A textbook for a course of about two semesters for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mechanical engineering who have a background in basic engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Introduces the theory and analysis of refrigeration, psychometrics, solar radiation, heating and cooling loads in buildings, and designing duct and piping systems. Emphasizes basic principles, includes design guidelines currently practiced in the US, and often provides a choice of methods to apply to a particular problem. Updated from Jame L. Threlkeld's 1970 second edition (he is now listed as the third author). Includes a battery of fold-out graphs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139172205
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/22/1998
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 740
  • Sales rank: 657,115
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.

2. Review of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.


3. Mechanical Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Cycles.

4. Mechanical Vapor-Compression Refrigeration Components and Systems.

5. Absorption Refrigeration.

6. Ultralow-Temperature Refrigeration: Cryogenics.


7. Thermodynamic Properties of Moist Air.

8. Psychometric Processes and Applications.

9. The Psychrometer and Humidity Measurement.


10. Direct-Contact Transfer Processes Between Moist Air and Water.

11. Heating and Cooling of Moist Air by Extended Surface Coils.

12. Human Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality.

13. Solar Radiation.


14. Winter Design Heat Loss.

15. Instantaneous Heat Gain.

16. Instantaneous Cooling Load.

17. Energy-Estimation Methods.


18. Air-Distribution System and Duct Design.

19. Hydronic System Operation and Design.

Appendix A. Thermodynamic and Thermophysical Property Tables.

Appendix B. Weather Data.

Appendix C. Refrigerant, Cryogenic, and Psychrometric Charts.


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