Overview: This text is designed for courses in powerplant technology, powerplant engineering, and energy conversion offered in departments of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. It is also suitable as a supplement to courses in energy analysis offered in mechanical or nuclear engineering departments or energy analysis programs. It covers fossil, nuclear and renewable-energy powerplants with equal emphasis, giving students a complete and detailed understanding of the entire spectrum of power generation systems. Features: Includes introductory material that is necessary for the understanding and analysis of most powerplant systems
Focused on the treatment and synthesis of electric-generating power plant technology and engineering, with a balance between analytical and technological aspects of powerplant design, systems, and effects.