Best Reference Books – Applied Thermodynamics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Applied Thermodynamics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Applied Thermodynamics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Applied Thermodynamics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Applied Thermodynamics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics” by Moran M J and H N Shapiro

Book Review: This book covers various concepts of thermodynamics and provides a student friendly approach that displays the application of thermodynamics properties to many issues in the upcoming years. This includes integrated coverage of energy and environment, biomedical engineering and many other emerging technologies. The concept of animation is used to demonstrate various principles of thermodynamics through visualization skills. Problems are offered both in SI and english units.

2. “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach” by Cengel Y A and Boles M A

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Book Review: The book presents real world engineering examples to make the students understand the application of thermodynamics in engineering practice. It helps the students to focus on physical principles and arguments thereby making them understand thermodynamics in a much better way. The book also presents numerical practical examples and figures so that the students can understand the concepts clearly. Illustration of concepts through figures will help the students to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to apply knowledge properly.

3. “Principles of Refrigeration” by Dossat R J and Horan T J

Book Review: The book provides detailed description about mechanical refrigeration cycle, equipment and component design and operation of the system. It provides explanations about how processes are broken into principles thereby resulting in development of analytical skills and troubleshooting. The others topics in the book include food preservation, mechanical refrigeration, ideal refrigeration process, real refrigeration process, and refrigeration system components. This book is very useful for people wanting to make a career in refrigeration field. Basics of thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics has been explained with examples.

4. “Refrigeration and Air-conditioning” by Arora C P

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“Refrigeration and Air-conditioning” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on refrigeration and air-conditioning. It discusses numerous fundamental concepts like heating, cooling, air distribution and its properties, heat pumps, refrigeration, and much more. It provides information on C-TEC policies, safety course, heat physics, central heating systems, principle of electric furnace, hydronic systems, humidifiers, and much more. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

5. “Applied Thermodynamics 1st Edition” by R K Rajput

“Applied Thermodynamics 1st Edition” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on applied thermodynamics. It provides information on basic concepts required for understanding thermodynamics, concepts of work, power, and heat. It helps the reader determine work and heat sign conventions. It talks about graphical and analytical methods to determine work involved with moving boundary systems. It explains the first law of thermodynamics for a closed system. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

6. “Basic and Applied Thermodynamics” by NAG

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“Basic and Applied Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on basic and applied thermodynamics. It provides numerous real-world examples for enhanced understanding of thermodynamics. It discusses the concepts of work, power, and heat in thermodynamics. It talks about ways to perform energy analysis of refrigeration and heat pump thermodynamic cycles. It discusses ways to determine thermodynamic properties of pure substances. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

7. “Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists” by T D Eastop

“Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on applied thermodynamics for engineering technologists. It contains a complete introduction to the principles of thermodynamics. It explains the first law of thermodynamics in detail. It discusses ways to apply the first law of thermodynamics for a control volume. It discusses ways to use turbines, compressors, nozzles, diffusers, heat exchangers, and throttling devices. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

8. “Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids” by Anthony Goodwin

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“Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview on applied thermodynamics of fluids. It contains material on the equations of state for chemically reacting and non-equilibrium fluids. It details up to date information on the equations of state for fluids and fluid mixtures. It provides information on topics like energy business, especially the hydrocarbon economy, the development of new power sources and more. It explains how these are significant for the application of liquid crystals and ionic liquids to commercial products.

9. “Applied Thermodynamics” by D K CHAVAN & G K PATHAK

“Applied Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a fundamental overview on applied thermodynamics. It covers topics like basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics, availability, and irreversibility, thermodynamic relations, fuels, and combustion, and much more. It provides information on steam and its properties, steam boilers, mountings, and accessories, boiler drought and boiler performance, vapor power cycles, steam engines, flow through nozzles, steam turbines, steam condensers, gas turbines and jet propulsion, and much more. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

10. “Applied Thermodynamics” by B K Swati and B V Venkanna

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“Applied Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on applied thermodynamics. It contains a simple, elegant, and practical presentation of applied thermodynamics. It discusses ways for logically tying together design and application aspects of thermodynamics concepts like engines, combustion, gas power cycles, vapor power cycles, and more. It talks about reciprocating compressors, refrigeration and psychometrics, and others. This book is designed to focus on students, teachers, and professionals in the numerous fields of science and engineering.

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