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Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems

2nd Edition

By Yogesh Jaluria

CRC Press

752 pages | 273 B/W Illus.

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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 Systems, Second Edition provides hands-on guidance needed to solve practical and progressively complex design problems.

This bookoffers a thorough examination of basic concepts and procedures for conceptual design, formulation, modeling, simulation, feasible design, and optimization. The chapters encompass traditional as well as emerging techniques, featuring timely and compelling examples to demonstrate the range of potential problems and available solutions that readers may apply to their own needs.

Maintaining its emphasis on mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, this revised edition offers extended coverage on manufacturability, material selection, and sensitivity. It includes new material on genetic and gradient search methods and highlights significant trends such as knowledge-based design methodology. This edition also updates and enhances its coverage of important economic, safety, security, and environmental aspects and considerations.

Reviews

"The book considers the design of thermal systems from different engineering areas, such as manufacturing, energy systems, cooling of electronic equipment, refrigeration, environmental problems, engines, heat transfer equipment, etc. … The book, dealing with conceptual design, modeling, simulation, design and evaluation of thermal systems, contains many examples, illustrations, tables, computer programs and references."

—Kurt Marti, Zentralblatt MATH 1171

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Engineering Design

Design as Part of Engineering Enterprise

Thermal Systems

Outline and Scope of the Book

BASIC CONSIDERATIONS IN DESIGN

Formulation of the Design Problem

Conceptual Design

Steps in the Design Process

Computer-Aided Design

Material Selection

MODELING OF THERMAL SYSTEMS

Types of Models

Mathematical Modeling

Physical Modeling and Dimensional Analysis

Curve Fitting

NUMERICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION

Numerical Modeling

Solution Procedures

Numerical Model for a System

System Simulation

Methods for Numerical Simulation

ACCEPTABLE DESIGN OF A THERMAL SYSTEM: A SYNTHESIS OF DIFFERENT DESIGN STEPS

Initial Design

Design Strategies

Design of Systems from Different Application Areas

Additional Considerations for Large Practical Systems

ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS

Calculation of Interest

Worth of Money as a Function of Time

Series of Payments

Raising Capital

Taxes

Economic Factor in Design

Application to Thermal Systems

PROBLEM FORMULATION FOR OPTIMIZATION

Basic Concepts

Optimization Methods

Optimization of Thermal Systems

Practical Aspects in Optimal Design

LAGRANGE MULTIPLIERS

Introduction to Calculus Methods

The Lagrange Multiplier Method

Optimization of Unconstrained Problems

Optimization of Constrained Problems

Applicability to Thermal Systems

SEARCH METHODS

Basic Considerations

Single-Variable Problem

Unconstrained Search with Multiple Variables

Multivariable Constrained Optimization

Examples of Thermal Systems

GEOMETRIC, LINEAR, AND DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING AND OTHER METHODS FOR OPTIMIZATION

Geometric Programming

Linear Programming

Dynamic Programming

Other Methods

KNOWLEDGE-BASED DESIGN AND ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Knowledge-Based Systems

Additional Constraints

Professional Ethics

Sources of Information

An Overview of Design of Thermal Systems

Design Projects

Appendix A Computer Programs

Appendix B Material Properties

Appendix C Interest Tables

Appendix D Heat Transfer Correlations

INDEX

*This book contains an Introduction, Summary, References, and Problems in each chapter

About the Series

Mechanical Engineering

A Series of Textbooks and Reference Books

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI065000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General