Alternative Energy Systems and Applications | by B. K. Hodge | 2010 | ISBN: 9780470142509. Photovoltaic Systems. FUEL CELL THERMODYNAMICS. WIND TURBINE OPERATION. Combustion Turbines. BIOMASS-BASED FUELS AND PRODUCTS. GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC). NUCLEAR POWER.

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications
by B. K. Hodge
2010 (418 pages)
ISBN:9780470142509
The solution to our current energy dilemma will contain features of both alternate energy sources and alternate use of existing energy sources. This practical guide covers a wide range of concepts with the aim to help engineers find this solution.




Alternative Energy Systems and Applications
Preface
Chapter 1 – Energy Usage in the United States
1.1: ENERGY AND POWER
1.2: ENERGY USAGE AND STANDARD OF LIVING
1.3: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF ENERGY USAGE IN THE UNITED STATES
1.4: UNITED STATES ENERGY USAGE IN 2007
1.5: WORLDWIDE ENERGY USE
1.6: EFFICIENCIES
1.7: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
REFERENCES

Chapter 2 – Fundamentals of Turbomachinery
2.1: DEFINITION OF A TURBOMACHINE
2.2: TURBOMACHINE CLASSIFICATIONS
2.3: TURBOMACHINE ANALYSIS
2.4: EXAMPLE PROBLEMS
2.5: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 3 – Hydropower
3.1: INTRODUCTION
3.2: EXAMPLES OF HYDROELECTRIC DAMS
3.3: HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS
3.4: TURBINE SPECIFIC SPEED CONSIDERATIONS
3.5: ENERGY TRANSFER IN TURBINES
3.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 4 – Wind Energy
4.1: INTRODUCTION
4.2: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
4.3: WIND ENERGY RESOURCES
4.4: WIND TURBINE OPERATION
4.5: COMMERCIAL WIND TURBINE EXAMPLES
4.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 5 – Combustion Turbines
5.1: INTRODUCTION
5.2: THE COMBUSTION TURBINE
5.3: THE AIR-STANDARD BRAYTON CYCLE
5.4: ACTUAL GAS TURBINE CYCLE ANALYSIS
5.5: COMBUSTION TURBINE CYCLE VARIATIONS
5.6: EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE COMBUSTION TURBINES
5.7: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
WEBSITES




Chapter 6 – Solar Energy Fundamentals
6.1: INTRODUCTION
6.2: RADIATION HEAT TRANSFER REVIEW
6.3: SUN PATH DESCRIPTION AND CALCULATION
6.4: SUN PATH DEVELOPMENT USING MATHCAD
6.5: THE SOLAR ENERGY DATABASE
6.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 7 – Active Solar Thermal Applications
7.1: INTRODUCTION
7.2: FLAT-PLATE COLLECTOR FUNDAMENTALS
7.3: SOLAR COLLECTOR AND WEATHER DATA
7.4: THE f-CHART METHOD
7.5: OTHER SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS
7.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A

Chapter 8 – Passive Solar Energy
8.1: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF PASSIVE SOLAR ENERGY
8.2: QUANTIFYING PASSIVE SOLAR FEATURES
8.3: THE FIRST-LEVEL METHOD OR RULES OF THUMB
8.4: THE SECOND-LEVEL METHOD (LCR METHOD)
8.5: DAYLIGHTING
8.6: PASSIVE SOLAR SOFTWARE
8.7: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A: (Reproduced from Goswami et al, 2000)

Chapter 9 – Photovoltaic Systems
9.1: INTRODUCTION
9.2: PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL FUNDAMENTALS
9.3: PHOTOVOLTAIC COMPONENTS
9.4: PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
9.5: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 10 – Fuel Cells
10.1: INTRODUCTION
10.2: FUEL CELL FUNDAMENTALS
10.3: FUEL CELL THERMODYNAMICS FUNDAMENTALS
10.4: FUEL CELL TYPES
10.5: FUEL CELL AVAILABILITY
10.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 11 – Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems
11.1: INTRODUCTION
11.2: CHP SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS
11.3: CHP SYSTEM ECONOMICS AND OPERATION
11.4: ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF CHP SUITABILITY
11.5: CHP SYSTEM EXAMPLE
11.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES

Chapter 12 – Biomass
12.1: INTRODUCTION
12.2: BIOMASS AVAILABILITY
12.3: BIOMASS FUNDAMENTALS
12.4: BIOMASS CHARACTERISTICS
12.5: BIOMASS-BASED FUELS AND PRODUCTS
12.6: MUNIClPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW)
12.7: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
WEBSITES

Chapter 13 – Geothermal Energy
13.1: INTRODUCTION
13.2: GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES
13.3: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS
13.4: GEOTHERMAL EXAMPLES
13.5: GROUND-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
13.6: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
WEBSITES

Chapter 14 – Ocean Energy
14.1: INTRODUCTION
14.2: OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC)
14.3: TIDAL ENERGY
14.4: WAVE ENERGY
14.5: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
WEBSITES

Chapter 15 – Nuclear Energy
15.1: INTRODUCTION
15.2: FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
15.3: NUCLEAR POWER
15.4: FUSION POWER
15.5: CLOSURE
REVIEW QUESTIONS
EXERCISES
REFERENCES
WEBSITES

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