Written for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course, Intermediate Heat Transfer starts with the basics, and puts emphasis on formulating problems, obtaining solutions, and analyzing results using analytical, and numerical methods with the aid of spreadsheets and CFD software. The text employs nondimensionalization as a tool for simplifying the governing equations, developing additional insights into the physics of the problems, identifying the relevant parameters, and arriving at general solutions. It provides comprehensive coverage of the topics and develops the skills for solving heat transfer problems using numerical methods with the aid of spreadsheets and computational fluid mechanics software.
- Presents coverage of convective, conductive, and radiative heat transfer at the graduate level
- Provides a balance of analytical and numerical approaches to advanced heat transfer
- Stresses nondimensionalization throughout the book as a tool for simplifying the governing equations
The author presents detailed numerical solutions to many advanced problems using spreadsheets, although the methods presented for obtaining solutions can be can also be implemented using equation solvers and computing environments, or direct programming using languages such as Fortran or C. The text contains a chapter on CFD to provide the necessary background for obtaining and analyzing CFD solutions. It includes a number of step-by-step tutorials for solving more complicated problems using Fluent, both to show how CFD codes are used as well as a further check of some of the more commonly used assumptions. The text also has extensive coverage of heat exchangers, including being the first text to cover the heat exchanger efficiency for the design and analysis of heat exchangers. This approach eliminates the need for complicated charts or equations. The chapter on mass tr
Table of Contents
Basic Concepts. Basic Means. Fins. Multidimensional Conduction. Transient Conduction. Convection. External Flow. Internal Flow. Turbulent Flow. Heat Transfer by Natural Convection. Heat Exchangers. Radiation Heat Transfer. Participating Medium. Phase Change. Mass Transfer. Computational Fluid Dynamics. Problems. References. Appendix. Index.
Dr. Ahmad Fakheri is a professor of mechanical engineering at Bradley University. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees, all in mechanical engineering, from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. His teaching and research interests are in the area of thermal sciences. Since 1985, he has taught many different undergraduate and graduate-level courses, developed four new ones—including an intermediate heat transfer course—and published over 50 refereed papers. Dr. Fakheri has served in a number of leadership positions at Bradley University and in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a fellow of the ASME.
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