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1st Edition

The Art of Measuring in the Thermal Sciences

ISBN 9780367192907
Published November 6, 2020 by CRC Press
482 Pages 131 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Art of Measuring in the Thermal Sciences provides an original state-of-the-art guide to scholars who are conducting thermal experiments in both academia and industry. Applications include energy generation, transport, manufacturing, mining, processes, HVAC&R, etc. This book presents original insights into advanced measurement techniques and systems, explores the fundamentals, and focuses on the analysis and design of thermal systems.

  • Discusses the advanced measurement techniques now used in thermal systems
  • Links measurement techniques to concepts in thermal science and engineering
  • Draws upon the original work of current researchers and experts in thermal-fluid measurement
  • Includes coverage of new technologies, such as micro-level heat transfer measurements
  • Covers the main types of instrumentation and software used in thermal-fluid measurements

This book offers engineers, researchers, and graduate students an overview of the best practices for conducting sound measurements in the thermal sciences.

Table of Contents

Part A: Measuring in Thermal Systems: Reducing Errors and Error Analysis

1. Measuring the Right Data—Verifying Experimental Boundary Conditions

[Christophe T’Joen]

2. Measurement Error or Data Trend? How to Conduct Meaningful Experiments

[Thorsten Klahm]

3. Uncertainty Analysis of Indirect Measurements in Thermal Science

[X. Cui, L.C. Wei, C.F. Ma, X.Z. Meng, J.C. Chai, and L.W. Jin]

4. Modern Error Analysis in Indirect Measurements in Thermal Science

[Denis Maillet]

Part B: Convection Challenges and Energy Balances

5. Wilson Plots and Measurement Accuracy

[Jaime Sieres]

6. Test Sections for Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Measurements: Construction, Calibration, and Validation

[Marilize Everts and Josua P. Meyer]

7. Stability Evaluation, Measurements, and Presentations of Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids

[S.M. Sohel Murshed, Mohsen Sharifpur, Solomon Giwa, and Josua P. Meyer]

8. Determination of Energy Efficiency of Hot Water Boilers and Calculation of Measurement Uncertainties

[Sotirios Karellas, Panagiotis Vourliotis, Platon Pallis, Ioannis-Alexandros Sofras, and Emmanuel Kakaras]

9. Psychrometric Performance Testing for HVAC&R Components and Equipment

[Orkan Kurtulus, Christian K. Bach, Romit Maulik, Omer San, Davide Ziviani, Craig R. Bradshaw, and Eckhard A. Groll]

Part C: Heat Flux Measurements, Optical Techniques, and Infrared Thermography

10. Surface Temperature Measurement on Complex Topology by Infrared Thermography

[Maximilian Elfner, Hans-Jorg Bauer, and Achmed Schulz]

11. Optical Measurements for Phase Change Heat Transfer

[Jungho Kim, Iztok Golobič, and Janez Štrancar]

12. Practical Heat Flux Measurement

[T. E. Diller]

13. Heated Meter Bar Techniques: What You Should Know and Why

[Roger Kempers and Anthony Robinson]

14. Inverse Problems in Heat Conduction: Accurate Sensor System Calibration

[Stefan Loehle and Fabian Hufgard]

Part D: Measuring in Two-Phase Flow

15. Challenges and Advances in Measuring Temperatures at Liquid–Solid Interfaces

[Ana S. Moita, Miguel R. O. Panao, Pedro Pontes, Emanuele Teodori, and Antonio L. N. Moreira]

16. Measuring Heat Transfer Coefficient during Condensation Inside Channels

[Davide Del Col, Stefano Bortolin, and Marco Azzolin]

17. Optical Measurement Techniques for Liquid–Vapor Phase Change Heat Transfer

[Jocelyn Bonjour, Serge Cioulachtjian, Frederic Lefevre, Stephane Lips, and Remi Revellin]

18. Selected Problems of Experimental Investigations during Refrigerants Condensation in Minichannels

[Tadeusz Bohdal, Henryk Charun, and Małgorzata Sikora]

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Josua P. Meyer is a Professor, Head of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and Chair of the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology. His area of research is convective heat transfer, which relies on the engineering sciences of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. He and his students and colleagues have made it possible to predict the heat transfer characteristics in the previously unknown transitional flow regime. He has published more than 800 articles, conference papers, and book chapters in the field of thermal sciences and has successfully supervised more than 100 PhD and MSc students. He established the Clean Energy Research Group at the University of Pretoria, which now has 40 full-time postgraduate students and 13 staff members. The group members have developed, designed, and built more than ten unique, state-of-the-art experimental setups, which are being used for leading-edge heat transfer research. No other similar experimental setup exists in the world. The group conducts joint research and publishes with scholars at EPFL, MIT, Ghent, Duke, and INSA Toulouse.

Michel De Paepe is a Professor of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer at the Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Ghent University. He is the Program Director of the Master Electromechanical Engineering at the Ghent University. He was supervisor/promotor of 19 PhDs and 150 MScs defended at the Ghent University and is the coauthor of more than 400 articles and conference papers in the field of thermal sciences. In 2002, Professor De Paepe founded the research group Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Research by this team, with about 15 PhD students and 3 staff members, focuses on thermodynamics of new energy systems, performance of HVAC systems, and complex heat transfer phenomena in industrial applications, as in compact heat exchangers, combustion engines, refrigerant two-phase flow, and electronics cooling. The team is internationally recognized as an authority in thermal measurement techniques. Several sensors developed by this team are being used by high-level laboratories around the world: the University of Pretoria, INSA Lyon, TU, EPFL, Imperial College London, and the University of Oxford.