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Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080189598, 9781483181721

Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis

1st Edition

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series

Author: Stephen Whitaker
Editors: Thomas F. Irvine James P. Hartnett
Paperback ISBN: 9780080189598
eBook ISBN: 9781483181721
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 388
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Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the nature of transient heat conduction. This book presents a thorough understanding of the thermal energy equation and its application to boundary layer flows and confined and unconfined turbulent flows. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the use of heat transfer coefficients in formulating the flux condition at phase interface. This text then explains the specification as well as application of flux boundary conditions. Other chapters consider a derivation of the transient heat conduction equation. This book discusses as well the convective energy transport based on the understanding and application of the thermal energy equation. The final chapter deals with the study of the processes of heat transfer during boiling and condensation. This book is a valuable resource for Junior or Senior engineering students who are in an introductory course in heat transfer.

Table of Contents



Design Problem I

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 The Continuum Postulate

1.2 The Laws of Continuum Physics

1.3 Mechanisms of Energy Transport

1.4 Units

1.5 Design Objectives

Solution to Design Problem I



Design Problem II

Chapter 2 Steady, One-Dimensional Heat Conduction

Summary of Section 2.1

2.1 The Fundamental Energy Postulate

2.2 Steady Heat Conduction

2.3 Steady, One-Dimensional Heat Conduction in Rectangular Coordinates

2.4 Steady, One-Dimensional Heat Conduction in Cylindrical Coordinates

2.5 Steady, One-Dimensional Heat Conduction in Spherical Coordinates

2.6 Extended Surfaces - the Rectangular Fin

2.7 Order-of-Magnitude Analysis

Solution to Design Problem II



Design Problem III

Chapter 3 Transient Heat Conduction

3.1 The Governing Equation for Transient Heat Conduction

3.2 Transient Heat Conduction for Bodies with Negligible Internal Resistance

3.3 Transient Heat Conduction in a Semi-Infinite Slab

Solution to Design Problem III



Design Problem IV

Chapter 4 The Basic Equations of Momentum and Energy Transfer

Summary of Section 4.1

4.1 Kinematics

Summary of Section 4.2

4.2 The Laws of Mechanics

Summary of Section 4.3

4.3 The Energy Principle

Summary of Section 4.4

4.4 The Thermal Energy Equation

Summary of Section 4.5

4.5 The Thermal Energy Equation for a General Flow Process

4.6 Dimensional Analysis for Forced Convection Heat Transfer

Summary of Section 4.7

4.7 The Momentum and Energy Equations for Laminar Boundary Layer Flow

4.8 Exact Solution of the Laminar Boundary Layer Equations

Summary of Section 4.9

4.9 Approximate Solution of the Laminar Boundary Layer Equations

4.10 Dimensional Analysis for Free Convection

4.11 Boundary Layer Analysis of Free Convection

Solution to Design Problem IV



Design Problem V

Chapter 5 Turbulent Flow

5.1 Time Averages

5.2 Time-Averaged Form of the Transport Equations

5.3 Turbulent Momentum and Energy Transport

Solution to Design Problem V



Design Problem VI

Chapter 6 Macroscopic Balances

6.1 The Macroscopic Mass Balance

6.2 The Macroscopic Momentum Balance

6.3 The Macroscopic Thermal Energy Balance

6.4 Film Heat Transfer Coefficients for Pipe Flow: Analysis

Summary of Section 6.5

6.5 Dimensional Analysis for Heat Transfer to a Fluid Flowing in a Tube

6.6 Experimental Data and Empirical Correlations for Heat Transfer for Flow in Pipes

6.7 Heat Transfer to Fluids Flowing Past Flat Plates, Cylinders, and Spheres

6.8 Heat Transfer for Flow in Packed Beds and Tube Bundles

6.9 Free Convection

Solution to Design Problem VI



Design Problem VII

Chapter 7 Thermal Radiation

7.1 Electromagnetic Radiation

Summary of Section 7.2

7.2 The Photon Transport Equation

7.3 Radiant Energy Transfer at Surfaces

7.4 Black Body Radiation

Summary of Section 7.5

7.5 Non-Black Bodies

Solution to Design Problem VII



Design Problem VIII

Chapter 8 Radiant Energy Exchange

8.1 Black Body Radiant Energy Exchange

8.2 Evaluation of View Factors

8.3 Radiant Energy Exchange in an Enclosure

8.4 Radiant Energy Exchange between Gray Surfaces

Solution to Design Problem VIII



Chapter 9 Heat Transfer with Boiling and Condensation

9.1 Pool Boiling

9.2 Dimensional Analysis for a Two-Phase System with Phase Changes

9.3 Nucleate Boiling and Critical Heat Flux Correlations

9.4 Film Boiling

9.5 Forced-Convection Boiling

9.6 Condensation

9.7 Film Condensation

9.8 Dropwise Condensation



Appendix A

Appendix B

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

Stephen Whitaker

About the Editors

Thomas F. Irvine

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York

James P. Hartnett

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