Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems

  • Adrian Bejan
  • Eden Mamut

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASHT, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. G. Tsatsaronis
    Pages 93-100
  3. G. Tsatsaronis
    Pages 101-115
  4. A. Valero, L. Correas, L. Serra
    Pages 117-136
  5. J. Szargut
    Pages 137-150
  6. A. Öztürk
    Pages 187-194
  7. R. L. Cornelissen, G. G. Hirs
    Pages 195-208
  8. R. L. Cornelissen, G. G. Hirs
    Pages 209-219
  9. I. Dincer, M. A. Rosen
    Pages 221-230
  10. P. F. Mathieu
    Pages 251-260
  11. Z. Fonyo, E. Rev
    Pages 279-296
  12. M. Costea, M. Feidt, S. Petrescu
    Pages 403-410
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 453-465

About this book


A comprehensive assessment of the methodologies of thermodynamic optimization, exergy analysis and thermoeconomics, and their application to the design of efficient and environmentally sound energy systems. The chapters are organized in a sequence that begins with pure thermodynamics and progresses towards the blending of thermodynamics with other disciplines, such as heat transfer and cost accounting. Three methods of analysis stand out: entropy generation minimization, exergy (or availability) analysis, and thermoeconomics.
The book reviews current directions in a field that is both extremely important and intellectually alive. Additionally, new directions for research on thermodynamics and optimization are revealed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Bejan
    • 1
  • Eden Mamut
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Ovidius UniversityConstantaRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5726-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4685-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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