Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer XII
Edited By: B. Sundén, Lund University, Sweden; C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK and D. Poljak, University of Split, Croatia
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WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences
Containing papers presented at the twelfth in a series of successful international conferences on Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer, this book covers the latest developments in this important field. Heat Transfer plays a major role in emerging application fields such as sustainable development and the reduction of greenhouse gases, as well as micro- and nano-scale structures and bio-engineering. Typical applications include heat exchangers, gas turbine cooling, turbulent combustion and fires, electronics cooling, melting and solidification.
The nature of heat transfer problems is complex, involving many different simultaneously occurring mechanisms (e.g., heat conduction, convection, turbulence, thermal radiation. phase change). Their complexity makes it imperative that we develop reliable and accurate computational methods to replace or complement expensive and time-consuming experimental trial and error work. Tremendous advances have been achieved during recent years due to improved numerical solutions of non-linear partial differential equations and more powerful computers capable of performing efficient and rapid calculations. Nevertheless, to further progress, it will also be necessary to develop theoretical and predictive computational procedures--both basic and innovative--and in applied research. Accurate experimental investigations are needed to validate the numerical calculations.
The book includes such topics as: Heat Transfer in Energy Producing Devices; Heat Transfer Enhancement; Heat Transfer Problems; Natural and Forced Convection and Radiation; Multiphase Flow Heat Transfer; Modelling and Experiments.