This book introduces the fundamental concepts of inverse heat transfer problems. It presents in detail the basic steps of four techniques of inverse heat transfer protocol, as a parameter estimation approach and as a function estimation approach. These techniques are then applied to the solution of the problems of practical engineering interest involving conduction, convection, and radiation. The text also introduces a formulation based on generalized coordinates for the solution of inverse heat conduction problems in two-dimensional regions.
Preface Nomenclature Part I:Fundamentals 1. Basic Concepts 2.Techniques for Solving Inverse Heat Transfer Problems Part II:Applications 3.Inverse Conduction 4.Inverse Convection 5.Inverse Radiation 6.A General Formulation for Inverse Heat Conduction