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Convection and Conduction Heat Transfer

Edited by Amimul Ahsan

Swinburne University of Technology

The convection and conduction heat transfer, thermal conductivity, and phase transformations are significant issues in a design of wide range of industrial processes and devices. This book includes 18 advanced and revised contributions, and it covers mainly (1) heat convection, (2) heat conduction, and (3) heat transfer analysis. The first section introduces mixed convection studies on inclined channels, double diffusive coupling, and on lid driven trapezoidal cavity, forced natural convection through a roof, convection on non-isothermal jet oscillations, unsteady pulsed flow, and hydromagnetic flow with thermal radiation. The second section covers heat conduction in capillary porous bodies and in structures made of functionally graded materials, integral transforms for heat conduction problems, non-linear radiative-conductive heat transfer, thermal conductivity of gas diffusion layers and multi-component natural systems, thermal behavior of the ink, primer and paint, heating in biothermal systems, and RBF finite difference approach in heat conduction. The third section includes heat transfer analysis of reinforced concrete beam, modeling of heat transfer and phase transformations, boundary conditions-surface heat flux and temperature, simulation of phase change materials, and finite element methods of factorial design. The advanced idea and information described here will be fruitful for the readers to find a sustainable solution in an industrialized society.

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Convection and Conduction Heat TransferEdited by Amimul Ahsan

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1041

ISBN: 978-953-307-582-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6066-3

Copyright year: 2011

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58166 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

62 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Mixed Convection Study in Inclined Channels with Discrete Heat Sources

By Paulo M. Guimarães and Genésio J. Menon


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2. Periodically Forced Natural Convection Through the Roof of an Attic-Shaped Building

By Suvash Chandra Saha


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3. Analysis of Mixed Convection in a Lid Driven Trapezoidal Cavity

By M. A. H. Mamun, T. R. Tanim, M. M. Rahman, R. Saidur and Shuichi Nagata


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4. Convective Heat Transfer of Unsteady Pulsed Flow in Sinusoidal Constricted Tube

By J. Batina, S. Blancher, C. Amrouche, M. Batchi and R. Creff


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5. Numerical Solution of Natural Convection Problems by a Meshless Method

By Gregor Kosec and Božidar Šarler


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6. Hydromagnetic Flow with Thermal Radiation

By Cho Young Han and Se-Myong Chang


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7. Transient Heat Conduction in Capillary Porous Bodies

By Nencho Deliiski


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8. Non-Linear Radiative-Conductive Heat Transfer in a Heterogeneous Gray Plane-Parallel Participating Medium

By Marco T.M.B. de Vilhena, Bardo E.J. Bodmann and Cynthia F. Segatto


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9. Optimization of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of a Composite

By Hubert Jopek and Tomasz Strek


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10. Computation of Thermal Conductivity of Gas Diffusion Layers of PEM Fuel Cells

By Andreas Pfrang, Damien Veyret and Georgios Tsotridis


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11. Analytical Methods for Estimating Thermal Conductivity of Multi-Component Natural Systems in Permafrost Areas

By Rev I. Gavriliev


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12. Heating in Biothermal Systems

By Huang-Wen Huang and Chihng-Tsung Liauh


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13. A Generalised RBF Finite Difference Approach to Solve Nonlinear Heat Conduction Problems on Unstructured Datasets

By D. Stevens, A. LaRocca, H. Power and V. LaRocca


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14. Heat Transfer Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars

By Rami A. Hawileh


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15. Modelling of Heat Transfer and Phase Transformations in the Rapid Manufacturing of Titanium Components

By António Crespo


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16. Measurement of Boundary Conditions - Surface Heat Flux and Surface Temperature

By Wei Liu


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17. Properties and Numerical Modeling-Simulation of Phase Changes Material

By Pavel Fiala, Ivo Behunek and Petr Drexler


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18. Finite Element Methods to Optimize by Factorial Design the Solidification of Cu-5wt%Zn Alloy in a Sand Mold

By Moisés Meza Pariona and Viviane Teleginski


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