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Thermal convection is often encountered by the scientists and engineers while designing or analyzing flows involving exchange of energy. The book is a unified document that captures the physical insight into convective heat transfer, thorough analytical and numerical treatments. It also focusses on the latest developments in theory of convective energy and mass transport. Aimed at graduates, senior undergraduates and the engineers involved in research and development activities, it provides new material on Boiling, including nuances of physical processes. In all the derivations, step-by-step and systematic approaches have been followed.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Concepts and Basic Equations. External Flows, Intermnal Flows. Solution of Navier-Stokes and Energy Equations for Incompressible Internal Flows. Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer. Free Convections. Condensation. Boiling. Mass Transfer
Gautam Biswas is currently Director of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. A Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, he was the Director of CSIR-CMERI (Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute), Durgapur before joining IIT Guwahati. Prof. Biswas was the occupant of the position of GD and VM Mehta Endowed Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He was a Humboldt Fellow in Germany in 1987-88 and JSPS invited fellow in Japan 1994. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has served a full term as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer (Trans ASME). He was a Guest Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2002. He was the Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Kanpur for three years since January 2003. Prof Gautam Biswas is a Fellow of the all three major science academies of India, such as, the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS, Bangalore) and the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI, Allahabad). He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Institution of Engineers (India). He delivered prestigious Prof. CNR Rao Lecture in 2010. He has been awarded the esteemed J.C. Bose National Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi in 2011. Amaresh Dalal is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2009 and he was Post-doctoral Research Associate at Purdue University from Sep 2008 - Dec 2009. He has research interests in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Finite Volume Methods and Unstructured Grid Techniques, Multiphase Flows, Natural and Mixed Convection Flows. Dr. Dalal is now deeply involved in developing a general purpose, versatile and robust computational fluid dynamics solver over hybrid unstructured grid which can solve a wide range of real-life fluid flow, heat transfer, and problems involving transport phenomena over complex geometries. He has 35 International Journal publications and 46 International Conference publications. Vijay Dhir, distinguished professor of Mechanical and aerospace Engineering, is dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has worked to make UCLA Engineering a hub for interdisciplinary research. Prior to becoming the dean at the school, Prof. Dhir served as vice chair and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His areas of interest are two-phase heat transfer, boiling and condensation, thermal and hydrodynamic stability, thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, microgravity heat transfer. Under his leadership, the school has received international recognition for interdisciplinary research and education. Prof. Dhir also leads the Boiling Heat Transfer Laboratory. One of his research teams has recently completed experiments on the International Space Station, demonstrating how boiling occurs differently in microgravity than on Earth. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honours for engineers, since 2006 for his work in boiling heat transfer and nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and safety. In 2004, he received the Max Jakob Memorial Award. He is a fellow of ASME and the American Nuclear Society. Prof. Dhir has been the senior technical editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Journal of Heat Transfer since 2000. He is on the advisory boards of several other journals. He has also received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Science category and the Donald Q. Kern award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is recipient of the Technical Achievement Award of the Thermal Hydraulics Division of the American Nuclear Society. Twice he has received the Best Paper Award for papers published in ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He also leads the boiling heat transfer lab, which has conducted pioneering work in fundamental and applied sciences involving boiling, an efficient process of heat removal. Currently the lab is involved in the study of flow boiling, micro-gravity boiling, and nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics. Since 1999 a team of researchers led by Prof. Dhir has been taking part in a NASA research program to examine the effects of microgravity on boiling. Thirty-nine Ph.D. students and forty M.S. students have graduated under Dhir's supervision. He is author or co-author of more than 300 papers published in archival journals and proceedings of conferences.
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