Thermal Engineering

R.N. Bahl

ISBN: 9789389633283

1118 pages

INR 865


Thermal Engineering covers a wide range of topics, starting from the fundamentals of thermodynamics and concluding with thermal engineering applications. It has been written exhaustively to meet the requirements of the syllabi of different universities in this subject for courses for undergraduate students of mechanical, automobile, aeronautical, chemical engineering as well as AMIE (India) Section-B, UPSC and Indian Engineering Services examinations. Consistent use of SI units is maintained throughout the book.


  • Basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • P-V-T surfaces and properties of ideal gas
  • Working substance
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • The second law of thermodynamics and entropy
  • Availability and irreversibility
  • Properties of steam
  • Steam generators
  • Boiler mountings and accessories
  • Boiler draught
  • Performance of boilers
  • Fuels and combustions
  • Ideal gas mixture
  • Real gases
  • General thermodynamics relations
  • Vapour power cycles
  • Air power cycles
  • Introduction of steam engines
  • Steam nozzles
  • Steam turbines
  • Condenser and cooling towers
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Advance topics of internal combustion
  • Reciprocating air compressor
  • Rotary compressor
  • Gas turbines and jet propulsion
  • Refrigeration
  • Psychrometry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heat transfer
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Conventional and non-conventional power generation system
  • Direct energy conversion



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