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Heat Transfer - Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Methods and Information Technology

Edited by Aziz Belmiloudi, ISBN 978-953-307-550-1, 654 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 14, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/569
Edited Volume

Over the past few decades there has been a prolific increase in research and development in area of heat transfer, heat exchangers and their associated technologies. This book is a collection of current research in the above mentioned areas and describes modelling, numerical methods, simulation and information technology with modern ideas and methods to analyse and enhance heat transfer for single and multiphase systems. The topics considered include various basic concepts of heat transfer, the fundamental modes of heat transfer (namely conduction, convection and radiation), thermophysical properties, computational methodologies, control, stabilization and optimization problems, condensation, boiling and freezing, with many real-world problems and important modern applications. The book is divided in four sections : "Inverse, Stabilization and Optimization Problems", "Numerical Methods and Calculations", "Heat Transfer in Mini/Micro Systems", "Energy Transfer and Solid Materials", and each section discusses various issues, methods and applications in accordance with the subjects. The combination of fundamental approach with many important practical applications of current interest will make this book of interest to researchers, scientists, engineers and graduate students in many disciplines, who make use of mathematical modelling, inverse problems, implementation of recently developed numerical methods in this multidisciplinary field as well as to experimental and theoretical researchers in the field of heat and mass transfer.

Prof. Aziz Belmiloudi

INSA de Rennes, France

Professor Aziz Belmiloudi is a member of the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes (INSA) and Institute of Mathematical Research of Rennes (IRMAR). He obtained his M.Sc. from the University of Rennes in 1991 and his PhD from INSA of Rennes in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis in 1995. In 2002 he obtained his “Habilitation to Direct Research Work” in Applied Mathematics at Rennes. He has been involved with heat transfer problems for several years, he works with different technological and experimental laboratories of physical, civil engineering and biology, and regularly serves as referee for at least six journals in the field of heat and mass transfer. He is the author of several scientific papers and books in diverse areas, including oceanic and atmospheric circulations, solidification processes and phase fields models, superconductivity and vortex dynamics, biomedical systems and transport processes, fire and materials, and optical waveguides. He is internationally recognized in the research field of Mathematical Modelling, Control Theory, Applied Analysis, Nonlinear Sciences, Numerical Simulations, Stabilization and Optimization.

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Edited Books

  • Heat Transfer - Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Methods and Information Technology

    Over the past few decades there has been a prolific increase in research and development in area of heat transfer, heat exchangers and their associated technologies. This book is a collection of current research in the above mentioned areas and describes modelling, numerical methods, simulation and information technology with modern ideas and methods to analyse and enhance heat transfer for single and multiphase systems. The topics considered include various basic concepts of heat transfer, the fundamental modes of heat transfer (namely conduction, convection and radiation), thermophysical properties, computational methodologies, control, stabilization and optimization problems, condensation, boiling and freezing, with many real-world problems and important modern applications. The book is divided in four sections : "Inverse, Stabilization and Optimization Problems", "Numerical Methods and Calculations", "Heat Transfer in Mini/Micro Systems", "Energy Transfer and Solid Materials", and each section discusses various issues, methods and applications in accordance with the subjects. The combination of fundamental approach with many important practical applications of current interest will make this book of interest to researchers, scientists, engineers and graduate students in many disciplines, who make use of mathematical modelling, inverse problems, implementation of recently developed numerical methods in this multidisciplinary field as well as to experimental and theoretical researchers in the field of heat and mass transfer.

  • Heat Transfer - Theoretical Analysis, Experimental Investigations and Industrial Systems

    Over the past few decades there has been a prolific increase in research and development in area of heat transfer, heat exchangers and their associated technologies. This book is a collection of current research in the above mentioned areas and discusses experimental, theoretical and calculation approaches and industrial utilizations with modern ideas and methods to study heat transfer for single and multiphase systems. The topics considered include various basic concepts of heat transfer, the fundamental modes of heat transfer (namely conduction, convection and radiation), thermophysical properties, condensation, boiling, freezing, innovative experiments, measurement analysis, theoretical models and simulations, with many real-world problems and important modern applications. The book is divided in four sections : "Heat Transfer in Micro Systems", "Boiling, Freezing and Condensation Heat Transfer", "Heat Transfer and its Assessment", "Heat Transfer Calculations", and each section discusses a wide variety of techniques, methods and applications in accordance with the subjects. The combination of theoretical and experimental investigations with many important practical applications of current interest will make this book of interest to researchers, scientists, engineers and graduate students, who make use of experimental and theoretical investigations, assessment and enhancement techniques in this multidisciplinary field as well as to researchers in mathematical modelling, computer simulations and information sciences, who make use of experimental and theoretical investigations as a means of critical assessment of models and results derived from advanced numerical simulations and improvement of the developed models and numerical methods.

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