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Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer


  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107012172

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  • Engineers face many challenges in systems design and research. Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer describes the approach to engineering solutions through simplified modeling of the most important physical features and approximating their behavior. Systematic discussion of how modeling and associated synthesis can be carried out is included - in engineering practice, these steps very often precede mathematical analysis or the need for precise results.

    • Methodology is kept straightforward wherever possible, beginning with simple estimates to identify which features are most important
    • Examples and homework problems break down challenging engineering systems into simplified thermal models, preparing students for real-world design and research
    • Modeling is stressed in physical terms, taking students beyond the classical formulations
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107012172
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 122 b/w illus. 10 tables 66 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to modeling real world problems
    2. Steady state conduction heat transfer
    3. Transient conduction modeling
    4. Modeling convection
    5. Heat exchangers
    6. Radiation heat transfer.

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    Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer

    Leon R. Glicksman, John H. Lienhard V

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    Leon R. Glicksman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Leon R. Glicksman is Professor of Building Technology and Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He founded and served as the head of the Building Technology Program for 25 years. He has worked on fluidized beds, glass forming, natural ventilation, and sustainable design for developing countries. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He was awarded the 1970 ASME Melville Medal, the 1969 ASME Robert T. Knapp Award and the 2008 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award.

    John H. Lienhard V, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    John H. Lienhard V has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for about 30 years, working in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid flow and desalination. Lienhard is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a registered professional engineer. His awards include the 1988 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the 2012 ASME Technical Communities Globalization Medal, the 2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and several teaching awards.

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