Introduction to Thermal and Fluids Engineering by Deborah A. Kaminski and Michael K. Jensen | PDF Free Download.
Historically, thennal engineering has been somewhat arbitrarily divided into thennodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer due to specialization that has occurred in the profession.
In recent years there has been renewed interest in teaching the field in a more integrated way.
Traditional introductory textbooks in these three disciplines each approach 1000 pages in length,
Include many topics that are seldom covered in one or two semester disciplinary courses, and address many advanced topics that are not appropriate for introductory courses.
Our experience teaching these subjects at Rensselaer indicated that many students failed to see the connections between the three topics;
Subsequently, we introduced a two-course sequence that presented the three topics in an integrated manner.
Students responded well to the new approach and their understanding improved. To further aid our students, we saw a need to write a textbook reflecting the integrated approach.
This textbook is a fresh approach to the teaching of thennal and fluids engineering as an integrated subject. Of objectives are to:
• present appropriate material at an introductory level on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics .
• develop governing equations and approaches in sufficient detail so that the students can understand how the equations are based on fundamental conservation laws and other basic concepts.
• explain the physics of processes and phenomena with language and examples that students have seen and used in everyday life.
• integrate the presentation of the three subjects with common notation, examples, and homework problems.
• demonstrate how to solve any problem in a systematic, logical manner.