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Heat Transfer Principles and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128022962, 9780128025376

Heat Transfer Principles and Applications

1st Edition

Author: Charles Forsberg
eBook ISBN: 9780128025376
Paperback ISBN: 9780128022962
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th March 2020
Page Count: 562
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Heat Transfer Principles and Applications is a welcome change from more encyclopedic volumes exploring heat transfer. This shorter text fully explains the fundamentals of heat transfer, including heat conduction, convection, radiation and heat exchangers. The fundamentals are then applied to a variety of engineering examples, including topics of special and current interest like solar collectors, cooling of electronic equipment, and energy conservation in buildings. The text covers both analytical and numerical solutions to heat transfer problems and makes considerable use of Excel and MATLAB® in the solutions. Each chapter has several example problems and a large, but not overwhelming, number of end-of-chapter problems.

Key Features

  • A medium-sized text providing a thorough treatment of heat transfer fundamentals
  • Includes both analytical and numerical solutions of heat transfer problems
  • Extensive use of Excel and Matlab
  • Includes a chapter on mass transfer
  • Includes a unique chapter of multimode problems to enhance the students problem-solving skills. Minimal information is given in the problem statements. Students must determine the relevant modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation) and, using the earlier chapters, must determine the appropriate solution technique. For example, they must decide whether the problem is steady-state or transient. They must determine the applicable convection coefficients and material properties. They must decide which solution approach (e. g., analytical or numerical) is appropriate


Upper-level undergraduate students, practicing engineers in mechanical, chemical, biomedical engineering and related thermal engineering areas

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Heat Transfer
    2. Heat Conduction Equation and Boundary Conditions
    3. Steady-state Conduction
    4. Unsteady Conduction
    5. Numerical Methods (Steady and Unsteady)
    6. Forced Convection
    7. Natural (Free) Convection
    8. Heat Exchangers
    9. Radiation Heat Transfer
    10. Multimode Heat Transfer
    11. Mass Transfer
    12. Special Topics


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About the Author

Charles Forsberg

Charles H. Forsberg is Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY. His educational background is in mechanical engineering: BSME from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; MSME and PhD from Columbia University. At Hofstra, he taught lecture and laboratory courses in heat transfer to junior/senior students for 35 years. He also taught other courses in the thermal/fluids/energy area and MATLAB. Besides teaching, he was very active in program, course, and laboratory development. He has considerable experience with ABET accreditation, being the mechanical engineering coordinator for several accreditation visits. Prior to Hofstra, Dr. Forsberg worked on design and licensing of nuclear power plants with Con Edison and Ebasco Services of New York and Project Management Corporation of Chicago. He also has considerable experience in the energy conservation area. He was founder and first director of Hofstra's Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center and has performed numerous energy audits of industrial and commercial facilities. When not involved in academic pursuits, Dr. Forsberg enjoys cruises, long car drives, woodworking, and being the substitute organist at his church. He lives with his wife Gail in beautiful upstate New York.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA

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