This course is designed for undergraduate engineering students, interested in learning the fundamental aspects of engineering thermodynamics. The main emphasis is placed on precise and logical presentation of the basic concepts and principles, which are essential for the better understanding of engineering thermodynamics. Since this is an introductory course, care has been taken to present the materials in a gradual manner to instill confidence in the minds of the students. Attempts have been made to keep the derivation of fundamental equations and principles at an uncomplicated mathematical level. Several examples are provided during lectures for the student to assimilate and reinforce the ideas developed in this subject. Adequate emphasis is given in this course for exposing the students to realistic problems that are likely to be encountered in general engineering practices. Because, the fundamentals of thermodynamics are used extensively while designing all most all engineering systems. The methodical rather than rigid problems solving techniques are enumerated in details to encourage the students to develop a feel for importance of thermodynamics.
Dr. D.P. Mishra is working as a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Kanpur, India where he was instrumental in establishing a combustion laboratory. He is currently holding Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Professional Chair in IIT, Kanpur. He has served as Visiting Professor in 2002 at the Tokyo-Denki University, Japan. His areas of research interest include combustion, computational fluid dynamics, atomization, et.. He is recipient of the Young Scientist Award in 1991 from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. He has been conferred the INSA-JSPS Fellowship in 2002. In recognition of his research work, Dr. Mishra received Sir Rajendranath Mookerjee Memorial award from The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India. Dr. Mishra has been a recipient of Samanta Chadrasekhar award for his contribution to the science and technology. For technological contribution for the common people, he has been conferred with Vikash Prerak Sanman in 2010. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Editor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier, USA. Besides this, he is also serving as an editorial board member of Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taylor & Francis, and International Journal of Turbo and Jet engines. Dr. Mishra has six Indian patents and around 200 research papers in referred Journals and in conference proceedings to his credit. He has authored a course titled Fundamentals of Combustion, published by Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi. Two other text books on Experimental Combustion and Engineering Thermodynamics have been published by Taylor and Francis, USA and Cengage India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi respectively. He is also serving as a managing trustee of International Foundation of Humanistic Education. He is also actively involved in social works in the field of education, natural farming, etc. He is instrumental in making all India level group, Awake Mother India which will try to rejuvenate our Mother land.