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Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method for Heat and Fluid Flow
Heat transfer is the area of engineering science which describesthe energy transport between material bodies due to a difference intemperature. The three different modes of heat transport areconduction, convection and radiation. In most problems, these threemodes exist simultaneously. However, the significance of thesemodes depends on the problems studied and often, insignificantmodes are neglected.
Very often books published on Computational Fluid Dynamics usingthe Finite Element Method give very little or no significance tothermal or heat transfer problems. From the research point of view,it is important to explain the handling of various types of heattransfer problems with different types of complex boundaryconditions. Problems with slow fluid motion and heat transfer canbe difficult problems to handle. Therefore, the complexity ofcombined fluid flow and heat transfer problems should not beunderestimated and should be dealt with carefully.
Is ideal for teaching senior undergraduates the fundamentals ofhow to use the Finite Element Method to solve heat transfer andfluid dynamics problems
Explains how to solve various heat transfer problems withdifferent types of boundary conditions
Uses recent computational methods and codes to handle complexfluid motion and heat transfer problems
Includes a large number of examples and exercises on heattransfer problems
In an era of parallel computing, computational efficiency and easyto handle codes play a major part. Bearing all these points inmind, the topics covered on combined flow and heat transfer in thisbook will be an asset for practising engineers and postgraduatestudents. Other topics of interest for the heat transfer community,such as heat exchangers and radiation heat transfer, are alsoincluded.read more