Thermofluid Modeling for Energy Efficiency Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128023976, 9780128025895

Thermofluid Modeling for Energy Efficiency Applications

1st Edition

Editors: M. Masud K. Khan Nur Hassan
eBook ISBN: 9780128025895
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128023976
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th September 2015
Page Count: 360
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Thermofluid Modeling for Sustainable Energy Applications provides a collection of the most recent, cutting-edge developments in the application of fluid mechanics modeling to energy systems and energy efficient technology.

Each chapter introduces relevant theories alongside detailed, real-life case studies that demonstrate the value of thermofluid modeling and simulation as an integral part of the engineering process.

Research problems and modeling solutions across a range of energy efficiency scenarios are presented by experts, helping users build a sustainable engineering knowledge base.

The text offers novel examples of the use of computation fluid dynamics in relation to hot topics, including passive air cooling and thermal storage. It is a valuable resource for academics, engineers, and students undertaking research in thermal engineering.

Key Features

  • Includes contributions from experts in energy efficiency modeling across a range of engineering fields
  • Places thermofluid modeling and simulation at the center of engineering design and development, with theory supported by detailed, real-life case studies
  • Features hot topics in energy and sustainability engineering, including thermal storage and passive air cooling
  • Provides a valuable resource for academics, engineers, and students undertaking research in thermal engineering


Academics, researchers, graduate students and engineers in thermal engineering.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Earth Pipe Cooling with Horizontal Piping System
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Earth Pipe Cooling Technology
    • 1.3 Green Roof System
    • 1.4 Experimental Design and Measurement
    • 1.5 Model Description
    • 1.6 Results and Discussion
    • 1.7 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Thermal Efficiency Modeling in a Subtropical Data Center
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 CFD Modeling of Data Center
    • 2.3 Data Center Description
    • 2.4 Results and Discussion
    • 2.5 CRAC Performance
    • 2.6 Conclusions and Recommendations
    • Nomenclature
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Natural Convection Heat Transfer in the Partitioned Attic Space
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Problem Formulation
    • 3.3 Numerical Approach and Validation
    • 3.4 Results and Discussions
    • 3.5 Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Application of Nanofluid in Heat Exchangers for Energy Savings
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Types of Nanoparticles and Nanofluid Preparation
    • 4.3 Application of Nanofluid in Heat Exchangers
    • 4.4 Physical Model and Boundary Values
    • 4.5 Governing Equations
    • 4.6 Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Analysis
    • 4.7 Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluid
    • 4.8 Numerical Method
    • 4.9 Code Validation
    • 4.10 Grid Independence Test
    • 4.11 Results and Discussions
    • 4.12 Case Study for a Typical Heat Exchanger
    • 4.13 Conclusions
    • Nomenclature
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Effects of Perforation Geometry on the Heat Transfer Performance of Extended Surfaces
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Problem Description
    • 5.3 Governing Equations
    • 5.4 Numerical Model Formulation
    • 5.5 Results and Discussions
    • 5.6 Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 6. Numerical Study of Flow Through a Reducer for Scale Growth Suppression
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 The Bayer Process
    • 6.3 Fundamentals of Scaling
    • 6.4 Particle Deposition Mechanisms
    • 6.5 Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Scale Growth and Suppression
    • 6.6 Target Model
    • 6.7 Numerical Method
    • 6.8 Grid Independence Test
    • 6.9 Results and Discussion
    • 6.10 Conclusions
    • Nomenclature
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Parametric Analysis of Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Building in Subtropical Climate
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Climate Condition
    • 7.3 Envelope Construction
    • 7.4 Simulation Principles
    • 7.5 Results and Analysis
    • 7.6 Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 8. Residential Building Wall Systems: Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Design Patterns of Australian Houses
    • 8.3 House Wall Systems
    • 8.4 Energy Star Rating and Thermal Performance Modeling Tools
    • 8.5 Results
    • 8.6 Discussion
    • 8.7 Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Chapter 9. Cement Kiln Process Modeling to Achieve Energy Efficiency by Utilizing Agricultural Biomass as Alternative Fuels
    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Cement Manufacturing Process
    • 9.3 Alternative Fuels
    • 9.4 Agricultural Biomass
    • 9.5 Model Development and Validation
    • 9.6 Simulation Results and Discussion
    • 9.7 Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 10. Modeling and Simulation of Heat and Mass Flow by ASPEN HYSYS for Petroleum Refining Process in Field Application
    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Heating Furnace
    • 10.3 Distillation Unit
    • 10.4 Simulation and Optimization of the Refining Processes
    • 10.5 Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 11. Modeling of Solid and Bio-Fuel Combustion Technologies
    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Different Carbon Capture Technologies
    • 11.3 Status of Coal/Biomass Combustion Technology
    • 11.4 Modeling of Coal/Biomass Combustion
    • 11.5 Modeling of Packed Bed Combustion
    • 11.6 Modeling of Slagging in Combustion
    • 11.7 Example A: Lab-Scale Modeling for Coal Combustion
    • 11.8 Example B: Lab-Scale Modeling for Coal/Biomass Co-Firing
    • 11.9 Conclusion
    • Nomenclature
    • References
  • Chapter 12. Ambient Temperature Rise Consequences for Power Generation in Australia
    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Overall Impact on Power Generation in Australia
    • 12.3 Reduction of Power Generation Efficiency in Australia from 2030 to 2100
    • 12.4 Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Index


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About the Editor

M. Masud K. Khan

M. Masud K. Khan

M. Masud K. Khan obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1990. He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at the Central Queensland University, Australia. His research and teaching interests are in the area of fluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluids, thermofluids and renewable and sustainable energy technologies. He has a long history of working on and solving many complex industry based projects. He has received various research project grants, has published over 220 research articles in journals and conferences, including 7 book chapters. He serves in the Editorial Board of four international journals and is a reviewer of scientific articles of several journals. He held three visiting professorial positions in the US and Canada, and is a member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia, the Australian Society of Rheology, the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society and the Australasian Association of Engineering Education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia

Nur Hassan

Nur Hassan

Nur M. S. Hassan obtained his PhD in Engineering from Central Queensland University, Australia in 2011. He holds BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and is a recognized expert in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) at Central Queensland University. Dr. Hassan has wide experience in the experimental study and numerical simulation of engineering problems, particularly relating to fluid flow systems, heat transfer and renewable energy and has published over 42 scientific articles in journals and conferences including book chapters. He is a reviewer of scientific articles of several journals and is a member of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, the Australian Fluid and Thermal Engineering Society, the Australian Society of Rheology and the Australasian Association of Engineering Education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia

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