Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach by George SidebothamHeat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach by George Sidebotham

Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach

byGeorge Sidebotham

Hardcover | March 11, 2015

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This innovative text emphasizes a "less-is-more" approach to modeling complicated systems such as heat transfer by treating them first as "1-node lumped models" that yield simple closed-form solutions. The author develops numerical techniques for students to obtain more detail, but also trains them to use the techniques only when simpler approaches fail. Covering all essential methods offered in traditional texts, but with a different order, Professor Sidebotham stresses inductive thinking and problem solving as well as a constructive understanding of modern, computer-based practice. Readers learn to develop their own code in the context of the material, rather than just how to use packaged software, offering a deeper, intrinsic grasp behind models of heat transfer. Developed from over twenty-five years of lecture notes to teach students of mechanical and chemical engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the book is ideal for students and practitioners across engineering disciplines seeking a solid understanding of heat transfer.

This book also:

- Adopts a novel inductive pedagogy where commonly understood examples are introduced early and theory is developed to explain and predict readily recognized phenomena

- Introduces new techniques as needed to address specific problems, in contrast to traditional texts' use of a deductive approach, where abstract general principles lead to specific examples

- Elucidates readers' understanding of the "heat transfer takes time" idea-transient analysis applications are introduced first and steady-state methods are shown to be a limiting case of those applications

- Focuses on basic numerical methods rather than analytical methods of solving partial differential equations, largely obsolete in light of modern computer power

- Maximizes readers' insights to heat transfer modeling by framing theory as an engineering design tool, not as a pure science, as has been done in traditional textbooks

- Integrates practical use of spreadsheets for calculations and provides many tips for their use throughout the text examples

Dr. George Sidebotham is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences in New York City.
Title:Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:516 pagesPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319145134

ISBN - 13:9783319145136

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Table of Contents

Part I Modes of Heat Transfer.- Thermal Circuits.- Lumped Capacity Systems and Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients.- Modes of Heat Transfer.- Part II Transient Conduction (with Convective/Radiative.- Boundary Conditions).- 2-Node Systems.- Multinode Systems.- Part III Steady-State Conduction (with Convective/Radiative.- Boundary Conditions).- Nusselt Number Correlations.- Heat Transfer Fins.- Steady-State Conduction.- Part IV Heat Exchangers.- Internal Flow Models.- Heat Exchangers.

Editorial Reviews

"The present text is a worthy addition to an alreadyimpressive list of undergraduate-oriented textbooks on the theory andapplication of heat transfer. . Sidebotham (Cooper Union) presents the centralmodel of thermal resistance and capacitance to describe the transient andsteady-state heat transfer processes. . Summing Up: Highlyrecommended. Upper-division undergraduates, researchers/faculty, andprofessionals/practitioners." (B. Tao, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)