1st Edition

Design and Analysis of Thermal Systems

    424 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Thermal systems are essential features of all domestic and industrial applications involving heat and fluid flow. Focusing on the design of thermal systems, this book bridges the gap between the theories of thermal science and design of practical thermal systems. Further, it discusses thermodynamic design principles, mathematical and CFD tools that will enable students as well as professional engineers to quickly analyze and design practical thermal systems. The major emphasis is on practical problems related to contemporary energy- and environment-related thermal systems including discussions on computational fluid dynamics used in thermal system design.


    • Exclusive book integrating thermal sciences and computational approaches
    • Covers both philosophical concepts related to systems and design, to numerical methods, to design of specific systems, to computational fluid dynamics strategies
    • Focus on solving complex real-world thermal system design problems instead of just designing a single component or simple systems
    • Introduces usage of statistics and machine learning methods to optimize the system
    • Includes sample PYTHON codes, exercise problems, special projects

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduate/graduate students and industry professionals in mechanical engineering, thermo-fluids, HVAC, energy engineering, power engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering.

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Modeling and Simulation Basics
    Chapter 3. Exergy for Design
    Chapter 4. Material Selection
    Chapter 5. Heat Exchanger
    Chapter 6. Piping Flow
    Chapter 7. Artificial intelligence for thermal systems
    Chapter 8. Root Finding
    Chapter 9. Ordinary Differential Equations
    Chapter 10. Numerical Differentiation and Integration
    Chapter 11. Partial Differential Equations
    Chapter 12. Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Chapter 13. Electrochemical Systems
    Chapter 14. Inverse Problems


    Malay K. Das works at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2008. Currently, he is an Associate professor at the same department. He has obtained his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Calcutta and Masters in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He has also worked many years in thermal-power industry. While he is interested in many areas of Thermo-fluid Science, his favorite research area continues to be in energy conversion. He supervises a vibrant group of masters and doctoral students attached to his research laboratories: Energy Conversion and Storage laboratory, and Gas Hydrate Research Laboratory. He writes books and research papers on various topics of Thermo-fluid Dynamics.

    Prof. P. K. Panigrahi joined IIT Kanpur on Jan 1998 after receiving his Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), M.S. (Mechanical Engineering and Computer science) from LSU, USA. Dr. Panigrahi's research concentrates on development and implementation of various optical techniques for characterization of complex processes involving fluid flow and heat transfer, the elucidation of new physical processes for flow control and optimization of process variables for energy systems. He has implemented several experimental techniques (primarily optical) for investigation and design of energy systems i.e. gas turbine blade cooling, fluid structure interaction, crystal growth, gas hydrate, electro-atomization, jet mixing, synthetic jet, DBD plasma actuator, thermal hydraulics of nuclear power plant, drug delivery system, underwater vehicle etc. He has executed 31 external funded research projects. He has published 1 book, 2 monographs, 1 edited book, 6 book chapters, 85 journal papers, 3 popular articles, and over 83 conference papers.