Thermodynamic Principle Of Energy Conversion

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Energy conversion engineering (or heat-power engineering, as it was called prior to the Second World War), has been one of the central themes in the development of the engineering profession. It is concerned with the transformation of energy from sources such as fossil and nuclear fuels and the sun into conveniently used forms such as electrical energy, rotational and propulsive energy, and heating and cooling. A multitude of choices and challenges face the modern energy conversion
engineer. A few years ago major segments of the energy conversion industry were
settled into a pattern of slow innovation. Most automobile manufacturers were satisfied to manufacture engines that had evolved from those produced twenty years earlier, some of which boasted 400 horsepower and consumed a gallon of leaded gasoline every eight or nine miles. Many electric power utilities were content with state-of-theart, reliable, fossil-fuel-consuming steam power plants, except for a few forward-looking, and in several cases unfortunate, exceptions that risked the nuclear alternativeTABLE OF CONTENTS


1.0 introduction

2.0 Literature review
2.1 Energy Conversions
2.1.1 Electricity and Heat
 2.1.2 Electricity to Motion
2.1.3 Motion to Electricity
2.1.4 Electricity to Light
2.1.5 Light to Electricity
2.1.6 Energy from Burning Fuels 
2.1.7 Electric energy from flowing River
2.1.8 Energy from atomic reaction
2.2 Thermodynamic Laws
2.2.1 First Law of Thermodynamics Analysis for Control Volumes
2.2.2 Second Law of Thermodynamics Analysis for Control Volumes
2.3 Thermodynamic cycles
2.3.1The Carnot Cycle
2.3.2 Gas Turbine Cycles
2.3.3 Simple Brayton Cycle
2.3.4 Diesel Cycle
2.3.5 The Simple Rankine Cycle
2.3.6 Stirling cycle
2.4 Performance Evaluation of thermodynamic principles as applied to energy conversion
2.4.2 Exergetics
2.4.3 Exergy losses
2.4.4 Exergy efficiencies
2.4.4 Exergy flow diagrams
2.4.5 Exergy analysis
2.4.6 Life cycle exergy analysis
2.4.7 Exergy Destruction
2.4.8 Exergy Destruction Ratio and Exergy Loss Ratio
2.4.9 Comprehensive Thermodynamic Analysis

3.0 Conclusion

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