The papers contained in this volume reflect the ingenuity and originality of experimental work in the areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. The contributors are drawn from 27 countries which indicates how well the worldwide scientific community is networked. The papers cover a broad spectrum from the experimental investigation of complex fundamental physical phenomena to the study of practical devices and applications. A uniform outline and method of presentation has been used for each paper.

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Abbreviated. Plenary Lecture. Nusselt-Reynolds Prize Lecture. Keynote Lectures. Measurement techniques in high enthalpy hypersonic facilities (J.M. Simmons). Experimental techniques in natural convection (I. Tanasawa). Density-sensitive whole-field flow measurement optical speckle photography (W. Merzkirch). Invited Lectures. Experimental heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics in the development of large air-cooled heat exchangers (D.G. Kröger). Experimental thermal hydraulic studies for pressurized heavy water reactors - an update and review (V. Venkat Raj). CONTRIBUTED PAPERS. Heat Exchangers and Heat Pipes. Modelling of cooling tower splash pack (A.A. Dreyer, P.J. Erens). Local heat transfer and flow losses in fin-tube heat exchangers with vortex generators: A comparison of round and flat tubes (M. Fiebig, A. Valencia, N.K. Mitra). Power, Refrigeration Systems and Fluid Machinery. Application of spectral analysis techniques to cavitation in centrifugal pumps (O.E. Eralp, S. Oruç). A method for temperature measurements in circulating fluidized bed boilers (M.R.G. Golriz, B. Sundén). Forced Convection. A study on heat/mass transfer from rectangular cylinders using naphthalene sublimation technique (C.H. Chung, M.K. Chung, S.Y. Yoo). Experimental investigation on exponential heating of a laminar flow (S. Piva, G. Pagliarini). Additional Papers - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. Heat and mass transfer between two reservoirs through a liquid interface (M. De Salve, G.D. Tin, B. Panella). Inverse problem of steady-state, two-dimensional heat conduction in a hollow cylinder wall: Theory and applications (M. Mosaad). Natural and Mixed Convection. Effects of power pulsations on natural convection from discrete heat sources (Y. Joshi, S. Larsen, E.M. Akdeniz). Analysis of natural convection on a horizontal-edge convex dihedro


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