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Industry relies on heating for a wide variety of processes involving a broad range of materials. Each process and material requires heating methods suitable to its properties and the desired outcome. Despite this, the literature lacks a general reference on design techniques for heating, especially for small- and medium-sized applications. Industrial Heating: Principles, Techniques, Materials, Applications, and Design fills this gap, presenting design information for both traditional and modern heating processes and auxiliary techniques. The author leverages more than 40 years of experience into this comprehensive, authoritative guide. The book opens with fundamental topics in steady state and transient heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and aerodynamics, emphasizing analytical concepts over mathematical rigor. A discussion of fuels, their combustion, and combustion devices follows, along with waste incineration and its associated problems. The author then examines techniques related to heating, such as vacuum technology, pyrometry, protective atmosphere, and heat exchangers as well as refractory, ceramic, and metallic materials and their advantages and disadvantages. Useful appendices round out the presentation, supplying information on underlying principles such as pressure and thermal diffusivity. Replete with illustrations, examples, and solved problems, Industrial Heating provides a much-needed treatment of all aspects of heating systems, reflecting the advances in both process and technology over the past half-century.
This Brief deals with externally finned tubes, their geometric parameters, Reynolds number, dimensionless variables, friction factor, plain plate fins on round tubes, the effect of fin spacing, correlations, pain individually finned tubes, circular fins with staggered tubes, low integral fin tubes, wavy fin, enhanced plate fin geometries with round tubes, Offset Strip Fins, convex louver fins, louvered fin, perforated fin, mesh fin, vortex generator, enhanced circular fin geometries, spine or segmented fin, wire loop fin, flat extruded tubes with internal membranes, plate and fin automotive radiators, performance comparison, numerical simulation, advanced fin geometries, hydrophilic coatings, internally finned tubes and annuli, spirally fluted and indented tube, advanced internal fin geometries, and finned annuli. The book is ideal for professionals and researchers dealing with thermal management in devices.
This Brief deals with electrode design and placement, enhancement of both liquid and gas flow, vapor space condensation, in-tube condensation, falling film evaporation, correlations. It further provides a fundamental understanding of boiling and condensation, pool boiling, critical heat flux, convective vaporization, additives for single-phase liquids like solid particles, gas bubbles, suspensions in dilute polymer and surfactant solutions, solid additives and liquid additives for gases, additives for boiling, condensation and absorption, mass transfer resistance in gas phase (condensation with noncondensible gases, evaporation into air, dehumidifying finned tube heat exchangers, water film enhancement of finned tube exchanger), controlling resistance in liquid phase, and significant resistance in both phases. The volume is ideal for professionals and researchers dealing with thermal management in devices.
This book presents a wealth of images of shock wave phenomena, gathered by the author over the past 40 years. Shadowgrams and interferograms of basic shock-dynamic topics such as reflection, diffraction, refraction, and focusing of shock waves in gases and liquids are sequentially displayed. Though the images themselves are self-explanatory, brief explanations of the experimental conditions are included, so as to facilitate analysis and numerical reproduction of the image data. In addition, the book presents interferometric observations of underwater shock wave/bubble interactions, and highlights the multifaceted applications of shock wave phenomena to medicine and industry. Given its scope, the book offers a unique resource for students and researchers who are interested in shock wave phenomena. However, the content has also been specifically prepared for the benefit of readers who are interested in gas dynamics and medical applications of shock waves, and are looking for reliable experimental images.
This Brief concerns heat transfer and pressure drop in heat transfer enhancement for boiling and condensation. The authors divide their topic into six areas: abrasive treatment and coatings, combined structured and porous surfaces, basic principles of boiling mechanism, vapor space condensation, convective vaporization, and forced condensation inside tubes. Within this framework, the book examines range of specific phenomena including abrasive treatment, open grooves, 3D cavities, etched surfaces, electroplating, pierced 3D cover sheets, attached wire and screen promoters, non-wetting coatings, oxide and ceramic coatings, porous surfaces, structured surfaces (integral roughness), combined structured and porous surfaces, composite surfaces, single-tube pool boiling tests, theoretical fundamentals like liquid superheat, effect of cavity shape and contact angle on superheat, entrapment of vapor in cavities, nucleation at a surface cavity, effect of dissolved gases, bubble departure diameter, bubble dynamics, boiling hysteresis and orientation effects, basic principles of boiling mechanism, visualization and mechanism of boiling in subsurface tunnels, and Chien and Webb parametric boiling studies.
This Brief describes heat transfer and pressure drop in heat transfer enhancement by insert devices and integral roughness. The authors deal with twisted-tape insert laminar and turbulent flow in tubes and annuli in smooth tubes and rough tubes, segmented twisted-tape inserts, displaced enhancement devices, wire coil inserts, extended surface inserts and tangential injection devices. The articles also address transverse and helical integral rib roughness, corrugated tube roughness, 3D and 2D roughness, rod bundles, outside roughness for cross flow, non-circular channels, Reynolds analogy and similarity law, numerical simulation and predictive models. The book is ideal for professionals and researchers working with thermal management in devices.
This Brief deals with Performance Evaluation Criteria (PEC) for heat exchangers, single phase flow, objective function and constraints, algebraic formulation, constant flow rate, fixed flow area, thermal resistance, heat exchanger effectiveness, relations for St and f, finned tube banks, variations of PEC, reduced exchanger flow rate, exergy based PEC, PEC for two-phase heat exchangers, work consuming, work producing and heat actuated systems. The authors explain Performance Criteria of Enhanced Heat Transfer Surfaces-the ratio of enhanced performance to the basic performance-and its importance for Heat Transfer Enhancement and efficient thermal management in devices.
Thermal convection is often encountered by scientists and engineers while designing or analyzing flows involving exchange of energy. Fundamentals of Convective Heat Transfer is a unified text that captures the physical insight into convective heat transfer and thorough, analytical, and numerical treatments. It also focuses on the latest developments in the theory of convective energy and mass transport. Aimed at graduates, senior undergraduates, and engineers involved in research and development activities, the book provides new material on boiling, including nuances of physical processes. In all the derivations, step-by-step and systematic approaches have been followed.
This Brief deals with heat transfer and friction in plate and fin extended heat transfer enhancement surfaces. It examines Offset-Strip Fin (OSF), Enhancement Principle, Analytically Based Models for j and f vs. Re, Transition from Laminar to Turbulent Region, Correlations for j and f vs. Re, Use of OSF with Liquids, Effect of Percent Fin Offset, Effect of Burred Edges, Louver fin, heat transfer and friction correlations, flow structure in the louver fin array, analytical model for heat transfer and friction, convex louver fin, wavy fin, 3D corrugated fin, perforated fin, pin fins and wire mesh, types of vortex generators, metal foam fin, plain fin, packings, numerical simulation of various types of fins.
Thermodynamics is a subject that all engineering students have to face and that most of them treat with great respect. This makes it all the more important to offer a good and easy-to-understand approach to the laws of energy conversion. This is what this textbook is intended to do: It covers the basics of classical technical thermodynamics as they are typically taught at universities: The first and second law of thermodynamics as well as equations of state are explained for idealized and real fluids which are subject to a phase change. Thermodynamic mixtures, e.g. humid air, are treated as well as chemical reactions. Components and thermodynamic cycle that convert energy are presented. The book attaches great importance to drawings and illustrations, which should make it easier to comprehend complex matter. Technical applications and apparatus are presented and explained. Numerous exercises and examples conclude the book and contribute to a better understanding of the theory.