The book provides an easy way to understand the fundamentals of heat transfer. The reader will acquire the ability to design and analyze heat exchangers. Without extensive derivation of the fundamentals, the latest correlations for heat transfer coefficients and their application are discussed. The following topics are presented - Steady state and transient heat conduction - Free and forced convection - Finned surfaces - Condensation and boiling - Radiation - Heat exchanger design - Problem-solving After introducing the basic terminology, the reader is made familiar with the different mechanisms of heat transfer. Their practical application is demonstrated in examples, which are available in the Internet as MathCad files for further use. Tables of material properties and formulas for their use in programs are included in the appendix. This book will serve as a valuable resource for both students and engineers in the industry.
The author's experience indicates that students, after 40 lectures and exercises of 45 minutes based on this textbook, have proved capable of designing independently complex heat exchangers such as for cooling of rocket propulsion chambers, condensers and evaporators for heat pumps.
Peter von Böckh: University Karlsruhe, Germany: MS in physics, PHD in thermal engineering under Prof. Dr. Ing. J. M. Chawla, theme critical two phase flow. 14 years with BBC/ABB, Switzerland: development of steam power plant heat exchangers and systems, management of retrofit projects in leading postion, since 1991 professorship for Thermal Energy Systems at the University of Applied Science in Basle: department mechanical engineering.
Thomas Wetzel: University of Hannover, Germany: MS in electrical engineering, PHD under Prof. Dr. A. Mühlbauer, theme: heat and mass transfer in molten semiconductor silicon. Wacker Silitronic AG, Munich and Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart: department head in development of vehicle air conditioning systems, since 2009 Professorship for heat and mass transfer at the University Karlsruhe (TH) respectively Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Thermal Process Engineering
1. Introduction and definitions.- 2. Heat conduction in static bodies.- 3.Forced convection.- 4. Free convection.- 5. Condensation.- 6. Boiling heat transfer.- 7. Radiation.- 8. Heat exchanger.- 9. Appendix.- 10. Index.- 11.Literature.