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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 3

Power Plant Engineering and Sources of Energy

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To understand the conventional and nonconventional forms of energy
  • To demonstrate the method of conversion of different forms of energy into electricity
  • To differentiate the renewable and non-renewable forms of energy
3.1 INTRODUCTION

There are different forms of energy; all the energy cannot be used as a work. The convertibility of energy into work depends on its availability. In this chapter, we will discuss about the conversion of energy from one form to another and various sources of energy. The principles of operations of various types of power plant have been discussed such as thermal power plant, hydroelectric ...

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