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George A. Adebiyi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

E-mail address: adebiyi@me.msstate.edu
Website: http://www2.msstate.edu/~ade/

A Hearin-Hess Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Mississippi State, Adebiyi, holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Manchester, England. He also has a Diploma in Further Education (a University of Leeds Award) from the Huddersfield Polytechnic, England. He is a Chartered Engineer and Corporate Member of the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Adebiyi has taught and conducted research at Mississippi State University since 1985. Prior to joining the Mississippi State University, he worked as a Research Associate with the Central Electricity Research Laboratories (CERL) in England, and the Shell Petroleum Company in Nigeria. He also held a faculty position in the University and Polytechnics in Nigeria.

He is co-author (with Dr. Lynn D. Russell) of a Classical Thermodynamics textbook (originally published in 1993 by Saunders Publishing), which has also been translated into Spanish by Addison-Wesley. The Spanish version, Termodinámica Clásica, was published in 1997.

Dr. Adebiyi was recipient of the 1991 Outstanding Research Paper Award of the College of Engineering, and a Co-Recipient of the 1997 Outstanding Research Paper Award of the College of Engineering. Dr. Adebiyi's research interest includes mathematical modeling of advanced energy systems (such as packed bed thermal storage systems, desiccant dehumidifiers) using heat transfer and thermodynamic principles, computer-aided thermodynamic analysis and evaluation of thermal systems, thermodynamic and heat transfer applications in systems design and analysis. He carried out a sponsored research for the USDOE on the mathematical modeling of a high- temperature thermal energy storage system utilizing phase-change materials, and also a research contract for the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center on "Computer Simulation of the Operation of the Hydrogen Pebble Heater". He completed two terms as Associate Technical Editor (Energy Storage) for the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.

He has been working in thermodynamics and heat transfer field for over 30 years. Since 1973, Dr. Adebiyi has taught both the undergraduate and the graduate courses in Classical Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and related sciences in institutions in Nigeria and in the USA.

Termodinámica Clásica

Adebiyi, George A.
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Iberoamericana
Collaborators: Lynn D. Russell

Classical Thermodynamics by mechanical engineering professor George Adebiyi and former faculty member Lynn Russell is being issued for the first time in Spanish. South American publisher Addison Wesley Iberoamericana recently had it translated from the original English version released in 1993 by Oxford University Press.

Thermodynamics deals with the relationship of heat and mechanical energy and the conversion of one into another.

The newest version of the 944-page text is intended primarily for use in South America. University scholars in Mexico and Spain completed the conversion to Spanish.

An in-depth analysis of the fundamentals of thermodynamics, the book focuses on areas such as systems boundary, units, process, work and heat. Also available is an accompanying software package called "Thermo-Props."

"We developed Thermo-Props to aid students in various types of problem-solving," Adebiyi said. The software provides assistance in determining values from tables and in analyzing heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, he added.

Classical Thermodynamics

Adebiyi, George A.
Publisher: Saunders College Publishing, 1993 Oxford University Press, since 1995
ISBN: 0030324173
Collaborators: Lynn D. Russell

This book was written to serve as an undergraduate textbook in classical thermodynamics for engineering students. The text is for students who have had basic calculus (including differentiation and integration), physics, and the fundamentals of chemistry. The text is designed for a two-semester course sequence, or for an introductory one-semester course.

Our purposes in writing this book are (1) to explain fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics explicitly and to provide beginning undergraduate students with adequate information for a reasonable understanding of thermodynamics,(2) to provide a more comprehensive treatment of the second law of thermodynamics than is found in most beginning texts and to base this treatment on the most recent research in the field, and (3) to provide software that aids in a physical understanding of the problems while minimizing nonproductive time spent by students in working problems.

The pedagogy for the text is based on approximately 20 years of experience by each of the authors in teaching thermodynamics to a wide variety of students. Important terms and concepts are introduced early (many in Chapter 1), and then fully explained and illustrated later at the appropriate time. These terms and concepts are then used where applicable throughout the remainder of the text in order to reinforce the learning process. As a result of this approach the text provides more in-depth treatment of many difficult concepts, such as exergy, than most other texts. A systematic approach to problem solving is also outlined in Chapter 1 and used throughout the text.