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1st Edition

Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

ISBN 9780367897925
Published June 9, 2020 by CRC Press
382 Pages 287 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics focuses on how to analyze and solve the classic heat transfer and fluid mechanics measurement problems in one book. This work serves the need of graduate students and researchers looking for advanced measurement techniques for thermal, flow, and heat transfer engineering applications. The text focuses on analyzing and solving classic heat transfer and fluid mechanics measurement problems, emphasizing fundamental principles, measurement techniques, data presentation, and uncertainty analysis. Overall, the text builds a strong and practical background for solving complex engineering heat transfer and fluid flow problems.


  • Provides students with an understandable introduction to thermal-fluid measurement
  • Covers heat transfer and fluid mechanics measurements from basic to advanced methods
  • Explains and compares various thermal-fluid experimental and measurement techniques
  • Uses a step-by-step approach to explaining key measurement principles
  • Gives measurement procedures that readers can easily follow and apply in the lab

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Velocity and Flow Rate Measurements

3. Temperature and Heat Flux Measurements

4. Experimental Planning and Analysis of Results

5. Steady-State Heat Transfer Measurement Techniques

6. Time Dependent Heat Transfer Measurement Techniques

7. Liquid Crystal Thermography Techniques

8. Optical Thermography Techniques

9. Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) and Temperature-Sensitive Paint (TSP) Techniques

10. Mass Transfer Analogy Measurement Techniques

11. Flow and Thermal Field Measurement Techniques

12. Flow Field Measurements by Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Techniques

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Dr. Je-Chin Han is currently University Distinguished Professor and Marcus Easterling Endowed Chair Professor at Texas A&M University. He has been working on turbine blade cooling, film cooling, and rotating coolant-passage heat transfer research for the past 40 years. He is the co-author of 243 journal papers, lead author of the book "Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology", and author of the book "Analytical Heat Transfer". He has served as editor, associate editor, and honorary board member for eight heat transfer related journals. He received the 2002 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award; the 2004 International Rotating Machinery Award; the 2004 AIAA Thermophysics Award; the 2013 ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal; the 2016 ASME IGTI Aircraft Engine Technology Award; and the 2016 ASME and AICHE Max Jakob Memorial Award. He is a Fellow of ASME and AIAA.

Dr. Lesley Wright is Associate Professor and Jana & Quentin A. Baker ’78 Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University. Currently, she is investigating enhanced convective cooling technology, including heat transfer enhancement for gas turbine cooling applications. In addition, Dr. Wright investigates the effect of rotation on the thermal performance of rotor blade cooling passages. Her research interests have also led to the development of novel experimental methods for the acquisition of detailed surface and flow measurements in highly turbulent flows.

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