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Essentials of Heat Transfer
Principles, Materials, and Applications


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107012400
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  • This textbook teaches students the principles, materials and applications they need to understand and analyze heat transfer problems they will encounter in practice. The emphasis on modern practical problems (including thermoelectric cooling) in numerous examples, sets this apart from other titles. This book discusses heat transfer problems (in search of innovative and optimal solutions) and the engineering analysis, to motivate fundamental principles and analytical problem solving methods. By introducing heat flux tracking, students develop intuition about the central role of heat transfer in engineered systems. The energy conversion mechanisms (to and from thermal energy) are integrated into the treatment, thus allowing for realistic design of thermal systems. Microscale heat carriers are also covered. MATLAB® software is included, along with other rich materials available on the website, A complete solutions manual for the numerous exercises is available to qualified instructors.

    • Contains modern, detailed examples of real phenomena and more than 300 exercises with solutions
    • The new edition is a more manageable size, with 500 pages posted on the web
    • Popular MATLAB® software replaces Wiley-made software throughout
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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107012400
    • length: 750 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.47kg
    • contains: 250 b/w illus. 20 tables 322 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and preliminaries
    2. Energy equation
    3. Conduction
    4. Radiation
    5. Convection: unbounded fluid streams
    6. Convection: semi-bounded fluid streams
    7. Convection: bounded fluid streams
    8. Heat transfer in thermal systems.

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    Essentials of Heat Transfer

    Massoud Kaviany

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    Massoud Kaviany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Massoud Kaviany is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the winner of ASME's Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2006) and the prestigious James Harry Potter Gold Medal (2010). He has won the Teaching Incentive Award (1999 and 2000) and the Education Excellence Award (2003) from the College of Engineering at Michigan. He is the author of four books: Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media, 2nd Edition (1999), Principles of Convective Heat Transfer, 2nd Edition (2001), Principles of Heat Transfer (2001) and Heat Transfer Physics (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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