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Cool Thermodynamics

The Engineering and Physics of Predictive, Diagnostic and Optimization Methods for Cooling Systems

Cool Thermodynamics by M.J. Gordon
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This book is geared toward those interested in the engineering and physics of air-conditioning and refrigeration devices (chillers). Analytic thermodynamic models are developed for a wide variety of cooling systems and a broad range of operating conditions. These models are easily implemented in the field or laboratory. Although the authors focus upon mechanical (electrically-driven) chillers - primarily reciprocating and centrifugal machines - there is also substantial material on heat-driven absorption chillers. Heat pumps and heat transformers are also addressed. A few less common chiller types are also treated, such as thermoelectric, thermoacoustic and vortex-tube units. The material is presented in a manner that can appeal to both the engineer and the physicist, and can form a bridge between the two communities in their analysis and presentation of cooling systems. In each chapter, the authors try to capture the basic physics of the problem, and to emerge with quantitatively accurate predictive and diagnostic tools. The type of information needed by chiller manufacturers and developers in designing and assembling new designs is also provided . The book can also constitute part of a university course on cooling systems. Sections of the book can be included in introductory and advanced thermodynamics courses. Both engineering-oriented and physics-oriented topics are covered in most of the chapters. More than a dozen tutorial examples are included.
Cambridge International Science Publishing; December 2001
276 pages; ISBN 9781904602330
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Title: Cool Thermodynamics
Author: M.J. Gordon; K.C. Ng