Basic Heat Transfer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408012751, 9781483105536

Basic Heat Transfer

1st Edition

Authors: D. H. Bacon
eBook ISBN: 9781483105536
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th December 1989
Page Count: 182
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Basic Heat Transfer aims to help readers use a computer to solve heat transfer problems and to promote greater understanding by changing data values and observing the effects, which are necessary in design and optimization calculations.

The book is concerned with applications including insulation and heating in buildings and pipes, temperature distributions in solids for steady state and transient conditions, the determination of surface heat transfer coefficients for convection in various situations, radiation heat transfer in grey body problems, the use of finned surfaces, and simple heat exchanger design calculations. The text also includes a review of the BASIC computing required and some mathematical programs to solve heat transfer problems.

The book will be useful to mechanical engineers, students of engineering, and designers.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction to BASIC

1.1 The BASIC Approach

1.2 The Elements of BASIC

1.3 Checking Programs

1.4 Summary of BASIC Statements


Worked Examples

1.1 Useful Mathematical Routines

2 Simple Heat Transfer

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Conduction

2.3 Thermal Conductivity

2.4 One-Dimensional Conduction

2.5 Convection

2.6 Electrical Analogy

2.7 Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient

2.8 Radiation

2.9 Laws of Black Body Radiation

2.10 Emissivity and Grey Body Radiation

2.11 Heat Transfer for a Grey Body in Black Surroundings

2.12 Radiation Heat Transfer Coefficient

2.13 Simple Transient Problems in Heat Transfer


Worked Examples

2.1 Heat Transfer in a Plane Wall

2.2 Room Heater

2.3 Building Heat Losses and Heaters

2.4 Economic Insulation of a Pipe

2.5 Lumped Capacity System with a Grey Body in Large Surroundings


3 Conduction

3.1 Introduction

3.2 General Conduction Equation

3.3 Finite Difference Formulation

3.4 Steady State Two-Dimensional Conduction

3.5 Boundary Conditions

3.6 Heat Transfer Rates at a Boundary

3.7 One-Dimensional Transient Conduction

3.8 Boundary Conditions

3.9 Significance of the Fourier Number, F

3.10 Heat Transfer

3.11 Transient Heat Transfer Charts


Worked Examples

3.1 Two-Dimensional Steady State Conduction

3.2 One-Dimensional Transient Conduction, Explicit Method

3.3 One-Dimensional Transient Conduction, Implicit Method

3.4 One-Dimensional Transient Conduction with Convective Boundary

3.5 Two-Dimensional Transient Conduction, Explicit Method


4 Convection

4.2 Boundary Layers

4.3 Boundary Layer Analysis

4.4 Determination of Laminar and Turbulent Flow

4.5 Reynolds' Analogy

4.6 Dimensional Analysis in Convection

4.7 Free Convection

4.8 Phase Change

4.9 Complex Surfaces

4.10 Use of Empirical Relations


Worked Examples

4.1 Water and Air Properties

4.2 Experimental Nu-Re Relation

4.3 Surface Heat Transfer Coefficient in Smooth Tubes

4.4 Free Convection at Vertical Surfaces

4.5 Laminar Film Condensation


5 Radiation

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Intensity of Radiation

5.3 The Geometric Factor

5.4 Grey Body Radiation

5.5 Electrical Analogy for Radiation

5.6 General Multisurface Grey Body Radiation

5.7 Non-Grey Bodies

5.8 Special Situation

5.9 Gas Radiation


Worked Examples

5.1 Intensity of Radiation

5.2 Geometric Factor

5.3 Radiation Heat Transfer Between Two Grey Surfaces

5.4 General Grey Body Program


6 Finned surfaces

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Strip Fins of Rectangular Profile

6.3 Annular Fins and Tap Ered Fins

6.4 Arrays of Fins

6.5 Use of Fins


Worked Examples

6.1 Heat Transfer in a Strip Fin of Rectangular Profile

6.2 An Array of Fins of the Type Used in Program 6.1

6.3 Circumferential Fin


7 Heat Exchangers

7.1 Introduction

7.2 The LMTD Method

7.3 The NTU Method

7.4 Complex or Extended Surface Heat Exchangers

7.5 Pressure Loss in Heat Exchangers

7.6 Efficiency of Heat Exchangers

7.7 Fouling in Heat Exchangers


Worked Examples

7.1 Heat Exchanger Design Considerations

7.2 Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger-LMTD Method

7.3 Cross-Flow Heat Exchanger-NTU Method

7.4 Car Radiator Design




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