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ISBN 9780849337536
Published December 13, 2007 by CRC Press
752 Pages - 273 B/W Illustrations

 
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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.

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

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"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