Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering: Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer

  • 20h 23m
  • Bruce R. Munson, David P. Dewitt, Howard N. Shapiro, Michael J. Moran
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2003

Written by four of the leading authors in the field, Introduction to Thermal Systems Engineering offers an integrated presentation of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer—in one concise text!

Authors Michael Moran, Howard Shapiro, Bruce Munson, and David DeWitt have surveyed the fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer, and identified the critical subject areas needed to analyze thermal systems.


  • Offers a highly accessible, readable presentation, with a strong emphasis on engineering.
  • Student-centered pedagogy and classroom-tested content are adapted from the market-leading text in thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer
  • The text presents a unifying theme: the application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer in thermal systems engineering.
  • Includes numerous homework problems, a consistent problem-solving methodology, and examples with detailed solutions.

In this Book

  • What is Thermal Systems Engineering?
  • Getting Started in Thermodynamics—Introductory Concepts and Definitions
  • Using Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Evaluating Properties
  • Control Volume Analysis Using Energy
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Using Entropy
  • Vapor Power and Refrigeration Systems
  • Gas Power Systems
  • Psychrometric Applications
  • Getting Started in Fluid Mechanics—Fluid Statics
  • The Momentum and Mechanical Energy Equations
  • Similitude, Dimensional Analysis, and Modeling
  • Internal and External Flow
  • Getting Started in Heat Transfer—Modes, Rate Equations and Energy Balances
  • Heat Transfer by Conduction
  • Heat Transfer by Convection
  • Heat Transfer by Radiation