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Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes / Edition 1

Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes / Edition 1


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Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Time Processes / Edition 1

The first book to provide a comprehensive treatment integratingfinite-time thermodynamics and optimal control, giving an overviewof important breakthroughs in the last 20 years.

It presents a survey of the optimization technique, including thebasics of optimal control theory, and the principal thermodynamicconcepts and equations. In addition, it covers the solutions of avariety of finite-time thermodynamic problems, including coverageof their potential applications for the design of realtechnological 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 severalreservoirs.

This is a key resource for chemical and mechanical engineersinvolved in power systems and process engineering. Researchers intheoretical, physical and industrial chemistry in academia and inindustry will also welcome this book for the fresh perspectivesthat offer new ways to design and analyze a wide variety ofprocesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471967521
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/17/2000
Pages: 490
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Mathematical Modeling of Thermodynamic Systems.

Optimization Methods.

Optimal Control Methods.

Limiting Possibilities of Heat-Mechanical Systems with OneReservoir.

Heat-Exchange Processes with Minimal Dissipation.

Optimization and Estimates of the Limiting Possibilities ofHeat-Mechanical Systems with a Number of Reservoirs.

Limiting Possibilities of Complex Systems with a Number ofHeat-Mechanical Systems.

Mass Transfer Processes with Minimal Irreversibility.

Thermodynamic Analysis of Separation Processes and ChemicalReactions.

Commodity Exchange in Economic Systems.



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