Thermal systems play an increasingly symbiotic role alongside mechanical systems in varied applications spanning materials processing, energy conversion, pollution, aerospace, and automobiles. Responding to the need for a flexible, yet systematic approach to designing thermal systems across such diverse fields, Design and Optimization of Thermal
Introduction. BasicConsiderations in Design. Modeling of Thermal Systems. Numerical Modeling and Simulation. Acceptable Design of a Thermal System: A Synthesis of Different Design Steps. Economic Considerations. Problem Formulation for Optimization. Lagrange Multipliers. Search Methods. Geometric, Linear and Dynamic Programming and Other Methods for Optimization. Knowledge-Based Design and Additional Considerations. Appendices. Index.