Hydrothermal Analysis in Engineering Using Control Volume Finite Element Method - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128029503, 9780081003619

Hydrothermal Analysis in Engineering Using Control Volume Finite Element Method

1st Edition

Authors: Mohsen Sheikholeslami Davood Domairry Ganji
eBook ISBN: 9780081003619
Paperback ISBN: 9780128029503
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th February 2015
Page Count: 236
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Description

Control volume finite element methods (CVFEM) bridge the gap between finite difference and finite element methods, using the advantages of both methods for simulation of multi-physics problems in complex geometries. In Hydrothermal Analysis in Engineering Using Control Volume Finite Element Method, CVFEM is covered in detail and applied to key areas of thermal engineering. Examples, exercises, and extensive references are used to show the use of the technique to model key engineering problems such as heat transfer in nanofluids (to enhance performance and compactness of energy systems), hydro-magnetic techniques in materials and bioengineering, and convective flow in fluid-saturated porous media. The topics are of practical interest to engineering, geothermal science, and medical and biomedical sciences.

Key Features

  • Introduces a detailed explanation of Control Volume Finite Element Method (CVFEM) to provide for a complete understanding of the fundamentals
  • Demonstrates applications of this method in various fields, such as nanofluid flow and heat transfer, MHD, FHD, and porous media
  • Offers complete familiarity with the governing equations in which nanofluid is used as a working fluid
  • Discusses the governing equations of MHD and FHD
  • Provides a number of extensive examples throughout the book
  • Bonus appendix with sample computer code

Readership

researchers and professional engineers in thermal engineering, fluid flow, and computational analysis

Table of Contents

  • Nomenclature
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Control volume finite element method (CVFEM)
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Discretization: Grid, Mesh, and Cloud
    • 1.3 Element and Interpolation Shape Functions
    • 1.4 Region of Support and Control Volume
    • 1.5 Discretization and Solution
  • Chapter 2: CVFEM stream function-vorticity solution
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 CVFEM Stream Function-Vorticity Solution for a Lid-Driven Cavity Flow
    • 2.2 CVFEM Stream Function-Vorticity Solution for Natural Convection
  • Chapter 3: Nanofluid flow and heat transfer in an enclosure
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Nanofluid
    • 3.3 Simulation of Nanofluid in Vorticity Stream Function Form
  • Chapter 4: Flow heat transfer in the presence of a magnetic field
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 MHD Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer
    • 4.3 Combined Effects of Ferrohydrodynamics and MHD
  • Chapter 5: Flow and heat transfer in porous media
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Governing Equations for Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media
    • 5.3 Application of the CVFEM for Magnetohydrodynamic Nanofluid Flow and Heat Transfer
  • Appendix: A CVFEM code for lid driven cavity
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780081003619
Paperback ISBN:
9780128029503

About the Author

Mohsen Sheikholeslami

M. Sheikholeslami received his B.Sc. from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Mazandaran University and his M.Sc. and PHD in Energy Conversion from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Babol University of Technology in Iran. His research interests are CFD, mesoscopic modeling of fluid flow using LBM, and Monte Carlo Methods. He is also working on applications of Nonlinear Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

Davood Domairry Ganji

D. D. Ganji is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Graduate Program at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology in Iran, as well as a consultant in nonlinear dynamics and the Dean of the National Elite Foundation of Iran. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modarres University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nonlinear Dynamic and Engineering Science, and Editor of International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation and International Journal of Differential Equations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran