Best Reference Books – Direct Energy Conversion

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Direct Energy Conversion 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 "Direct Energy Conversion" 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. “Direct Energy Conversion” by Kettani M A

“Direct Energy Conversion” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. Teachers can also use this book to teach the students like a textbook. Energy conversion process, indirect and direct energy conversion are explained in the starting of this book. It also gives a preview of semiconductor physics and basic ideas of quantum physics. PV cell fabrication, System design thermionic conversion, thermionic effects, analysis of converters, application of heat pipes are also explained in the book. design and analysis of batteries and fuel cells and other modes of direct energy conversion are explained at the end of this book.

2. “Direct Energy Conversion” by Angrist S W

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“Direct Energy Conversion” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. Teachers can also use this book to teach the students like a textbook. This book gives methods for direct energy conversion and energy storage. It explains thermoelectric, photovoltaic, thermionic and magnetohydrodynamic generators. There are underlying principles for each method in this book. Nernst effect, ferroelectric, thermomagnetic, thermo-photo-voltaic are also explained in this book. It finally deals with direct charging devices, secondary particle collection devices and fusion power.

3. “Direct Energy Conversion” by George W Sutton

“Direct Energy Conversion” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. Teachers can also use this book to teach the students like a textbook. This book explains the basics of energy conversion, thermodynamic analysis. It later on explains thermoelectric, thermionic. magneto hydrodynamic related theories. It also deals with electrochemical, photovoltaic effects. It finally explains solar cell construction and operating characteristics, typical layout current developments.

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4. “Direct Energy Conversion: Fundamentals of Electric Power Production” by Reiner Decher

“Direct Energy Conversion: Fundamentals of Electric Power Production” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. Teachers can also use this book to teach the students like a textbook. This book focuses on the thermodynamics and mechanics of heat. It examines the means available for converting heat to electricity without the intermediate generation of rotating shaft power. A physical and quantitative understanding of the limitations of a number of commercially interesting methods are developed. This book measures performance in terms of cost, conversion, efficiency and power density.

5. “Direct Energy Conversion (Series in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics)” by Stanley W Angrist

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“Direct Energy Conversion (Series in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics)” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. This section usually deals with conversion of electrical, mechanical energy. This book explains many commonly used methods in the real life world and it illustrates the images or machinery used. It explains thermoelectric, photovoltaic, thermionic and magnetohydrodynamic generators. Nernst effect, ferroelectric, thermomagnetic, thermo-photo-voltaic are also explained in this book.

6. “Direct Energy Conversion (Electrical Engineering)” by M Ali Kettani
7. “Direct energy conversion literature abstracts” by Naval Research Laboratory Technical Information Division

“Direct energy conversion literature abstracts” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. This book contains 8 chapters in total which explains various abstracts and methods in the conversion of energy. Electrical and mechanical energy conversions are listed in this book. It starts with explaining thermoelectric a thermocol commision. Photoelectric processes and electrochemical processes are explained in this book. It finally explains energy sources and its storage. It gives proper indexing and sub topics for each chapter.

8. “Energy Conversion Engineering” by Kenneth Weston

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“Energy Conversion Engineering” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical electrical or production engineering. This book gives methods for direct energy conversion and energy storage. It explains thermoelectric, photovoltaic, thermionic and magnetohydrodynamic generators. It explains the fundamentals of thermodynamics. It gives examples and problems wherever necessary. It explains efficiencies of various models and mechanisms. It also deals with electrochemical processes.

9. “Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (Energy Science, Engineering and Technology)” by A S Arico and V Baglio

“Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (Energy Science, Engineering and Technology)” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical or electrical or chemical or production engineering. This book deals with an analysis of materials issues. Status of technologies and potential applications of direct methanol fuel cells are also explained in this book. The principle of operation of direct methanol fuel cells and the status of knowledge in the basic research areas are presented. The technology of direct methanol fuel cells is discussed in this book. It gives particular regard to fabrication methodologies for the manufacturing of catalysts. Electrolytes membrane-electrode assemblies, stack hardware and system design are also added at the end of this book.

10. “Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion” by Alexis De Vos

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“Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing mechanical or electrical or chemical or production engineering. This book explains various models of thermodynamics and their principles. It also consists of solved examples and problems to solve. General principles are illustrated using idealized models in this book.At the end of each chapter, technological examples are merely presented so as to compare reality with theory. Various units are also described in this book for easy understanding. From a general thermo-chemical endoreversible engine, photothermal and till the photochemical solar energy converter, everything is explained.

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