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Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques

1st Edition

Edited by Helcio R.B. Orlande, Olivier Fudym, Denis Maillet, Renato M. Cotta

CRC Press

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With its uncommon presentation of instructional material regarding mathematical modeling, measurements, and solution of inverse problems, Thermal Measurements and Inverse Techniques is a one-stop reference for those dealing with various aspects of heat transfer.

Progress in mathematical modeling of complex industrial and environmental systems has enabled numerical simulations of most physical phenomena. In addition, recent advances in thermal instrumentation and heat transfer modeling have improved experimental procedures and indirect measurements for heat transfer research of both natural phenomena and manmade applications. These new resources and methods help theoretical, computational, and experimental researchers synergistically interact to better understand the physical phenomena being studied. This book explores how inverse analysis can be used to increase understanding of interactions between technological systems and nature, by bridging the gap between data derived from measurements and information from theoretical predictions.

Assembled in three parts—Modeling and Measurements in Heat Transfer, Inverse Heat Transfer Problems, and Applications—this self-contained resource:

  • Explores theoretical background and examples
  • Outlines practical applications, including sample test cases
  • Presents inverse techniques to estimate spatially and time-varying functions (such as heat sources, fluxes, and thermophysical properties), as well as constant parameters in heat transfer problems

Written by international experts, this book assumes basic heat transfer knowledge, presenting a balanced approach suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as practicing engineers and academic and industrial researchers. With coverage of modeling at the micro- and nanoscales, this book covers classic and novel approaches to help readers understand and solve heat transfer problems of all kinds.

Table of Contents

Modeling and Measurements in Heat Transfer

Modeling in Heat Transfer, J.-L. Battaglia and D. Maillet

A Multiscale Modeling Approach to Predict Thermophysical Properties of Heterogeneous Media, M. Cruz and C. Matt

Temperature Measurements: Thermoelectricity and Microthermocouples, F. Lanzetta and E. Gavignet

Temperature Measurements: Resistive Sensors, P. Seleghim, Jr.

Heat Flux Sensors, S. Güths

Radiative Measurements of Temperature, J.-C. Krapez


Inverse Heat Transfer Problems

Introduction to Linear Least Squares Estimation and Ill-Posed Problems for Experimental Data Processing, O. Fudym and J.-C. Batsale

Inverse Problems and Regularization, H. Campos Velho

Non-linear Estimation Problems, B. Rémy and S. André

A Survey of Basic Deterministic, heuristic and Hybrid Methods for Single Objective Optimization and Response Surface Generation, M. Colaço and G. Dulikravich

Adjoint Methods, Y. Jarny and H. Orlande

Bayesian Approaches for the Solution of Inverse Problems, M. Paez and D. Gamerman

Identification of Low Order Models and Use for Solving Inverse Boundary Problems, M. Girault, D. Petit and E. Videcoq

Karhunen-Loève Decomposition for Data, Noise, and Model Reduction in Inverse Problems, E. Palomo and J.-L. Dauvergne

Explicit Formulations for Radiative Transfer Problems, L. Barichello



Analysis of Errors in Measurements and Inversion, P. Le Masson and M. Dal

Multisignal Least Squares: Dispersion, Bias, Regularization, T. Metzger and D. Maillet

Thermophysical Properties Identification in the Frequency Domain, V. Borges, P. Sousa, A. Fernandes and G. Guimarães

Front Face Thermal Characterization of Materials by a Photothermal Pulse Technique, F. Rigollet and C. Le Niliot

Estimation of Space Variable Thermophysical Properties, C. N.-Cotta, R. Cotta and H. Orlande

Inverse Thermal Radiation Problems: Estimation of Radiative Properties of Dispersed Media, L. M. Moura

About the Editors

Helcio Orlande and Renato M. Cotta are both with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olivier Fudym is an Associate Professor in Heat Transfer at Ecole des Mines d'Albi, France, and the Coordinator of the "Energy Efficiency and Thermal Sciences" Research Group at RAPSODEE Research Center.

Denis Maillet is a Professor of Heat Transfer at Université de Lorraine and Coordinator of the Energy Research Group at the LEMTA-Lab in Nancy, France.

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SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
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