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All books of the series SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science

2020 | Book

Performance Evaluation Criteria in Heat Transfer Enhancement

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 …

2020 | Book

Heat Transfer Enhancement in Plate and Fin Extended Surfaces

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 …

2020 | Book

Introduction to Enhanced Heat Transfer

This Brief stands as a primer for heat transfer fundamentals in heat transfer enhancement devices, the definition of heat transfer area, passive and active enhancement techniques and their potential and benefits and commercial applications. It …

2020 | Book

Two-Phase Heat Transfer Enhancement

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 …

2020 | Book

Insert Devices and Integral Roughness in Heat Transfer Enhancement

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 …

2020 | Book

Electric Fields, Additives and Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer in Heat Transfer Enhancement

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 …

2020 | Book

Heat Transfer Enhancement in Externally Finned Tubes and Internally Finned Tubes and Annuli

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 …

2019 | Book

The Effect of Surface Wettability on the Defrost Process

This SpringerBrief presents a recent advancement in modeling and measurement of the effect of surface wettability on the defrost process. Carefully controlled laboratory measurements of the defrosting of cooled surfaces are used to reveal the …

2018 | Book

Modeling of Gas-to-Particle Mass Transfer in Turbulent Flows

This Brief focuses on the dispersion of high-porosity particles, their entrainment into the vapor-laden stream, and the condensation of vapor onto the particles. The authors begin with a simple/static problem, focusing on transport within the …

2018 | Book

Nano-scale Heat Transfer in Nanostructures

Toward Understanding and Engineering Thermal Transport ​

The book introduces modern atomistic techniques for predicting heat transfer in nanostructures, and discusses the applications of these techniques on three modern topics. The study of heat transport in screw-dislocated nanowires with low thermal …

2018 | Book

Natural Convective Heat Transfer from Horizontal and Near Horizontal Surfaces

This book deals with a natural convective heat transfer situation of significant practical importance that has not been adequately dealt with in existing texts or widely available review papers: natural convective heat transfer from horizontal and …

2018 | Book

A Primer on the Kinematics of Discrete Elastic Rods

This primer discusses a numerical formulation of the theory of an elastic rod, known as a discrete elastic rod, that was recently developed in a series of papers by Miklós Bergou et al. Their novel formulation of discrete elastic rods represents …

2018 | Book

Buoyancy-Driven Flow in Fluid-Saturated Porous Media near a Bounding Surface

This Brief reports on heat transfer from a solid boundary in a saturated porous medium. Experiments reveal overall heat transfer laws when the flow along the wall is driven by buoyancy produced by large temperature differences, and mathematical …

2017 | Book

Mixed Convection in Fluid Superposed Porous Layers

This Brief describes and analyzes flow and heat transport over a liquid-saturated porous bed. The porous bed is saturated by a liquid layer and heating takes place from a section of the bottom. The effect on flow patterns of heating from the …

2017 | Book

Flow Boiling in Expanding Microchannels

This Brief presents an up to date summary of details of the flow boiling heat transfer, pressure drop and instability characteristics; two phase flow patterns of expanding microchannels. Results obtained from the different expanding microscale …

2016 | Book

Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Rotating Porous Media

This Book concentrates the available knowledge on rotating fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media in one single reference. Dr. Vadasz develops the fundamental theory of rotating flow and heat transfer in porous media and introduces systematic c

2016 | Book

Convective Heat Transfer From Rotating Disks Subjected To Streams Of Air

This Brief describes systematically results of research studies on a series of convective heat transfer phenomena from rotating disks in air crossflow. Phenomena described in this volume were investigated experimentally using an electrically heated d

2016 | Book

Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Flow Boiling in Microchannels

This Brief addresses the phenomena of heat transfer and pressure drop in flow boiling in micro channels occurring in high heat flux electronic cooling. A companion edition in the Springer Brief Subseries on Thermal Engineering and Applied Science to

2016 | Book

Instability in Flow Boiling in Microchannels

This Brief addresses the phenomena of instability in flow boiling in microchannels occurring in high heat flux electronic cooling. A companion edition in the SpringerBrief Subseries on Thermal Engineering and Applied Science to “Critical Heat Flux in

2016 | Book

Internally Heated Convection and Rayleigh-Bénard Convection

This Brief describes six basic models of buoyancy-driven convection in a fluid layer: three configurations of internally heated convection and three configurations of Rayleigh-Bénard convection. The author discusses the main quantities that character