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Heat Analysis and Thermodynamic Effects

Edited by Amimul Ahsan

Swinburne University of Technology

The heat transfer and analysis on heat pipe and exchanger, and thermal stress are significant issues in a design of wide range of industrial processes and devices. This book includes 17 advanced and revised contributions, and it covers mainly (1) thermodynamic effects and thermal stress, (2) heat pipe and exchanger, (3) gas flow and oxidation, and (4) heat analysis. The first section introduces spontaneous heat flow, thermodynamic effect of groundwater, stress on vertical cylindrical vessel, transient temperature fields, principles of thermoelectric conversion, and transformer performances. The second section covers thermosyphon heat pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, heat transfer in bundles of transversely-finned tubes, fired heaters for petroleum refineries, and heat exchangers of irreversible power cycles. The third section includes gas flow over a cylinder, gas-solid flow applications, oxidation exposure, effects of buoyancy, and application of energy and thermal performance index on energy efficiency. The forth section presents integral transform and green function methods, micro capillary pumped loop, influence of polyisobutylene additions, synthesis of novel materials, and materials for electromagnetic launchers. The advanced ideas and information described here will be fruitful for the readers to find a sustainable solution in an industrialized society.

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Heat Analysis and Thermodynamic EffectsEdited by Amimul Ahsan

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1044

ISBN: 978-953-307-585-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6052-6

Copyright year: 2011

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71202 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Enhancing Spontaneous Heat Flow

By Karen V. Hovhannisyan and Armen E. Allahverdyan


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2. The Thermodynamic Effect of Shallow Groundwater on Temperature and Energy Balance at Bare Land Surface

By F. Alkhaier, G. N. Flerchinger and Z. Su


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3. Stress of Vertical Cylindrical Vessel for Thermal Stratification of Contained Fluid

By Ichiro Furuhashi


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4. Axi-Symmetrical Transient Temperature Fields and Quasi-Static Thermal Stresses Initiated by a Laser Pulse in a Homogeneous Massive Body

By Aleksander Yevtushenko, Kazimierz Rozniakowski and Malgorzata Rozniakowska-Klosinska


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5. Principles of Direct Thermoelectric Conversion

By José Rui Camargo and Maria Claudia Costa de Oliveira


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6. On the Thermal Transformer Performances

By Ali Fellah and Ammar Ben Brahim


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7. Optimal Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Design

By Mauro A. S. S. Ravagnani, Aline P. Silva and Jose A. Caballero


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8. Enhancement of Heat Transfer in the Bundles of Transversely-Finned Tubes

By E.N. Pis’mennyi, A.M. Terekh and V.G. Razumovskiy


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9. On the Optimal Allocation of the Heat Exchangers of Irreversible Power Cycles

By G. Aragón-González, A. León-Galicia and J. R. Morales-Gómez


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10. Gas-Solid Flow Applications for Powder Handling in Industrial Furnaces Operations

By Paulo Douglas Santos de Vasconcelos and André Luiz Amarante Mesquita


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11. Equivalent Oxidation Exposure - Time for Low Temperature Spontaneous Combustion of Coal

By Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai


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12. Integral Transform Method Versus Green Function Method in Electron, Hadron or Laser Beam - Water Phantom Interaction

By Mihai Oane, Natalia Serban and Ion N. Mihailescu


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13. Micro Capillary Pumped Loop for Electronic Cooling

By Seok-Hwan Moon and Gunn Hwang


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14. The Investigation of Influence Polyisobutilene Additions to Kerosene at the Efficiency of Combustion

By V.D. Gaponov, V.K. Chvanov, I.Y. Fatuev, I.N. Borovik, A.G. Vorobiev, A.A. Kozlov, I.A. Lepeshinsky, Istomin E.A. and Reshetnikov V.A


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15. Synthesis of Novel Materials by Laser Rapid Solidification

By E. J. Liang, J. Zhang and M. J. Chao


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16. Problem of Materials for Electromagnetic Launchers

By Gennady Shvetsov and Sergey Stankevich


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17. Selective Catalytic Reduction NO by Ammonia Over Ceramic and Active Carbon Based Catalysts

By Marek Kulazynski


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