This new text provides a comprehensive, student oriented introduction to convective heat transfer analysis. Basic ideas are stressed and discussed in detail and the full development of all important results is provided. The assumptions on which conventional analyses of convective heat transfer problems are based are thoroughly discussed. The book contains many worked examples that illustrate and expand on the methods of analysis discussed. Highlights of the book include:
- A careful and clear review of the foundations and assumptions on which analyses of convective heat transfer are conventionally based.
- A clear and easy to follow writing style that guides the student through the subject matter
- Comprehensive coverages of both numerical and analytical methods.
- A detailed discussion of the analyses of external and internal forced, natural and mixed convection including a thorough discussion of the analyses of turbulent flows.
- Comprehensive discussions of heat transfer in porous media flows and of condensation heat transfer.
- Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems, the latter providing a wide variety of problems for assignment.
- An extensive set of computer programs based on the material in the book. These programs, which can be downloaded from the internet, support the work on external and internal laminar and turbulent flows, natural and mixed convection, and porous media flow that are given in Chapters 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 of the book.
This book, which is an ideal text to use in support of courses on convective heat transfer, will develop in the student an appreciation of modern methods of analyzing convective heat transfer and provide a basis for understanding future developments in this field.