Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer XI
Edited By: B. Sundén, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, U. Mander, University of Tartu, Estonia and C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
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WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
Research and development of computational methods for solving and understanding heat transfer problems continue to be important because heat transfer topics are commonly of a complex nature and different mechanisms such as heat conduction, convection, turbulence, thermal radiation and phase change may occur simultaneously. Typically, applications are found in heat exchangers, gas turbine cooling, turbulent combustions and fires, electronics cooling, melting and solidification. Heat transfer has played a major role in new application fields such as sustainable development and the reduction of greenhouse gases as well as for micro- and nano-scale structures and bio-engineering.
In engineering design and development, reliable and accurate computational methods are required to replace or complement expensive and time-consuming experimental trial and error work. Tremendous advancements have been achieved during recent years due to improved numerical solutions of non-linear partial differential equations and computer developments to achieve efficient and rapid calculations. Nevertheless, to further progress, computational methods will require developments in theoretical and predictive procedures – both basic and innovative – and in applied research. Accurate experimental investigations are needed to validate the numerical calculations.
This book contains papers originally presented at the Eleventh International Conference, arranged into the following topic areas: Heat exchangers; Advances in computational methods; Natural and forced convection and radiation; Multiphase flow heat transfer; Modelling and experiments.