Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Second Edition

Yogesh Jaluria

December 13, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 752 Pages - 273 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849337536 - CAT# DK6038
Series: Mechanical Engineering

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Features

  • Provides complete coverage of problem formulation, conceptual design, modeling, simulation, and design evaluation for thermal systems
  • Highlights engineering applications including manufacturing, power, cooling, transportation systems, heat transfer, and environmental control
  • Discusses how to identify application-specific constraints and requirements and incorporate them into solutions
  • Clarifies applicable calculus methods, search methods, and linear, dynamic, and geometric programming for optimization
  • Supplies sample computer programs in MATLAB® and Fortran, material properties, and other practical data in easy-to-access appendices
  • Includes a solutions manual, available with qualifying course adoptions!

    Summary

    Thermal systems play an increasingly symbiotic role alongside mechanical systems in varied applications spanning materials processing, energy conversion, pollution, aerospace, and automobiles. Responding to the need for a flexible, yet systematic approach to designing thermal systems across such diverse fields, Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Second Edition provides hands-on guidance needed to solve practical and progressively complex design problems.

    This bookoffers a thorough examination of basic concepts and procedures for conceptual design, formulation, modeling, simulation, feasible design, and optimization. The chapters encompass traditional as well as emerging techniques, featuring timely and compelling examples to demonstrate the range of potential problems and available solutions that readers may apply to their own needs.

    Maintaining its emphasis on mathematical modeling and simulation techniques, this revised edition offers extended coverage on manufacturability, material selection, and sensitivity. It includes new material on genetic and gradient search methods and highlights significant trends such as knowledge-based design methodology. This edition also updates and enhances its coverage of important economic, safety, security, and environmental aspects and considerations.

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