1st Edition

Dynamics of Regenerative Heat Transfer

By John A Willmott Copyright 2001
    316 Pages 100 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The author, a respected authority on heat recovery, provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the modelling of the process of heat transfer embodied in regenerative devices. He brings together material on storage and thermal generators and gives great emphasis to non-linear problems including the representation of temperature dependence of thermophysical properties involved.; In ten dynamic chapters, you will find coverage of: the storage of heat in packing; the Single Blow problem; basic concepts in counterflow thermal regenerators; counterflow regenerators; finite conductivity models; non-linear models of counterflow regenerators; transient response of counterflow regenerators; and parallel flow regenerators. Bringing together material developed over the past twenty years, the book will be of great interest to mechanical and chemical engineers as well as applied mathematicians concerned with models of heat transfer processes.

    Preface; Nomenclature; 1. Dynamics of Regenerative Heat Transfer: An Introducation 2. The Storage of Heat in a Packing: The Single Blow Problem 3. The Single Blow Problem: Effect of Solid Finite Conductivity 4. Basic Concepts of Counterflow Thermal Regenerators 5. Introduction to Methods for Solving the Equations Which Model Counterflow Regenerators 6. Counterflow Regenerators 7. tbc. 8. Non-linear Models of Counterflow Regenerators 9. Transient Response of Counterflow Regenerators 10. Parallel Flow Regenerators; Index


    John A Willmott

    This book offers an insightful blend between theory and practice in an area where the deficiency of steady-state treatments is apparent. The text has an engaging style; a rigorous, but clearly explained mathematical treatment; and an organization that develops the reader from the fundamentals to the most intricate aspects of dynamic response of regenerators. In this way, the book accomplishes two simultaneous objectives: enabling the calculation of conventional or novel regenerators and furnishing useful procedures for practical applications. H Perez Blanco (Dept of Mech Eng, Penn State, 338 Reber Bldg, University Park PA 16801) Appl Mech Rev vol 56, no 2, March 2003.