Heat Transfer Modeling

An Inductive Approach

Authors: Sidebotham, George

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  • Adopts a novel inductive pedagogy where commonly understood examples are introduced early and theory is developed to explain and predict readily recognized phenomena
  • Introduces new techniques as needed to address specific problems, in contrast to traditional texts’ use of a deductive approach, where abstract general principles lead to specific examples
  • Elucidates readers’ understanding of the "heat transfer takes time" idea—transient analysis applications are introduced first and steady-state methods are shown to be a limiting case of those applications
  • Focuses on basic numerical methods rather than analytical methods of solving partial differential equations, largely obsolete in light of modern computer power
  • Maximizes readers’ insights to heat transfer modeling by framing theory as an engineering design tool, not as a pure science, as has been done in traditional textbooks
  • Integrates practical use of spreadsheets for calculations and provides many tips for their use throughout the text examples
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About this Textbook

This innovative text emphasizes a "less-is-more" approach to modeling complicated systems such as heat transfer by treating them first as "1-node lumped models" that yield simple closed-form solutions. The author develops numerical techniques for students to obtain more detail, but also trains them to use the techniques only when simpler approaches fail. Covering all essential methods offered in traditional texts, but with a different order, Professor Sidebotham stresses inductive thinking and problem solving as well as a constructive understanding of modern, computer-based practice. Readers learn to develop their own code in the context of the material, rather than just how to use packaged software, offering a deeper, intrinsic grasp behind models of heat transfer. Developed from over twenty-five years of lecture notes to teach students of mechanical and chemical engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the book is ideal for students and practitioners across engineering disciplines seeking a solid understanding of heat transfer.

This book also:

·         Adopts a novel inductive pedagogy where commonly understood examples are introduced early and theory is developed to explain and predict readily recognized phenomena

·         Introduces new techniques as needed to address specific problems, in contrast to traditional texts’ use of a deductive approach, where abstract general principles lead to specific examples

·         Elucidates readers’ understanding of the "heat transfer takes time" idea—transient analysis applications are introduced first and steady-state methods are shown to be a limiting case of those applications

·         Focuses on basic numerical methods rather than analytical methods of solving partial differential equations, largely obsolete in light of modern computer power

·         Maximizes readers’ insights to heat transfer modeling by framing theory as an engineering design tool, not as a pure science, as has been done in traditional textbooks

·         Integrates practical use of spreadsheets for calculations and provides many tips for their use throughout the text examples

 

About the authors

Dr. George Sidebotham is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences in New York City.

Reviews

“The present text is a worthy addition to an already impressive list of undergraduate-oriented textbooks on the theory and application of heat transfer. … Sidebotham (Cooper Union) presents the central model of thermal resistance and capacitance to describe the transient and steady-state heat transfer processes. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (B. Tao, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14513-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36046-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heat Transfer Modeling
Book Subtitle
An Inductive Approach
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14514-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14514-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14513-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36046-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 516
Number of Illustrations
253 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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