Title

Introduction and trends in the thermal design field

Editors

Robert F. Boehm

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

9-15-2005

Publication Title

Developments in the Design of Thermal Systems

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publisher Location

New York

First page number:

1

Last page number:

14

Abstract

Thermal processes have been in existence since the earliest phases of the formation of the earth. However, as humans gained more insights into the elusive concept of heat, and its connection to the ability to do work, the idea of making use of a thermal system was born. No precise definition of this term exists, but int generally is taken to be the linking of heat and work processes to produce desired results.

Keywords

Heat; Work (Mechanics)

Disciplines

Engineering | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

ISBN-10: 0521020050; ISBN-13: 978-0521020053


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