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B. K. Hodge is a Giles Distinguished Professor, a Hearin Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). In 1994, he was named as one of the first four Grisham Master Teachers at MSU. He received degrees from MSU (BS and MS) and the University of Alabama (MS and Ph.D.) and has industrial experience with Thiokol and Sverdrup (AEDC). Since joining the faculty in 1978 he has written three textbooks and developed seven new courses as well as conducted research in a diverse range of thermal and fluid sciences subjects. Dr. Hodge serves as Director of the Global Center for Desiccant Technology and the MSU Industrial Assessment Center. During the 1999-2000 Academic year, he was President of the Southeastern Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Analysis and Design of Energy Systems

Hodge, B. Keith
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Second Edition,1999
ISBN: 0135259738

This relationship oriented text applies the concepts of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics to the design or analysis of a wide range of energy system components. The third edition utilizes Mathcad as the arithmetical engine.

Additionally, this edition extends the Hardy-Cross method to use the friction factor for major loss representation, enhances the shell-side estimation techniques by incorporating material from several sources, expands coverage of pumps to include more than just series piping systems, and features an extensively rewritten chapter on system simulation with enhanced coverage for modeling principles, curve fitting, and both steady-state and transient system simulations. A new chapter on uncertainty in thermal systems analysis has been added.

Compressible Fluid Dynamics With Personal Computer Applications

Hodge, B. Keith
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
ISBN: 013308552X
Collaborators: Keith Koenig

This compressible flow textbook differs from other compressible flow textbooks in at least three significant ways: (1)the order of presentation of some compressible flow topics, (2) the extensive use of generalized flow concepts for one-dimensional flows, and (3) the integration of software elements into the narrative and problem solutions. We have used the approach developed in this textbook in both aerospace and mechanical engineering compressible flow courses and have been quite pleased with the results. All of the topics usually presented in an introductory compressible flow textbook are contained in this book, albeit in different order and perhaps in a different manner. In the order of topical appearance this book is divided into the following five parts: Part I Fundamental Principles, Part II Waves in Compressible Flow, Part III One-Dimensional Generalized and Simple Flows, Part IV Multi-Dimensional Flows, and Part V High Temperature Gas Dynamics.