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Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 5th Editionby John R. Howell
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Providing a comprehensive overview of the radiative behavior and properties of materials, the fifth edition of this classic textbook describes the physics of radiative heat transfer, development of relevant analysis methods, and associated mathematical and numerical techniques. Retaining the salient features and fundamental coverage that have made it popular, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, Fifth Edition has been carefully streamlined to omit superfluous material, yet enhanced to update information with extensive references.
Includes four new chapters on Inverse Methods, Electromagnetic Theory, Scattering and Absorption by Particles, and Near-Field Radiative Transfer
Keeping pace with significant developments, this book begins by addressing the radiative properties of blackbody and opaque materials, and how they are predicted using electromagnetic theory and obtained through measurements. It discusses radiative exchange in enclosures without any radiating medium between the surfaces and where heat conduction is included within the boundaries. The book also covers the radiative properties of gases and addresses energy exchange when gases and other materials interact with radiative energy, as occurs in furnaces.
To make this challenging subject matter easily understandable for students, the authors have revised and reorganized this textbook to produce a streamlined, practical learning tool that:
With worked-out examples, chapter-end homework problems, and other useful learning features, such as concluding remarks and historical notes, this new edition continues its tradition of serving both as a comprehensive textbook for those studying and applying radiative transfer, and as a repository of vital literary references for the serious researcher.
Book News Annotation:
Continuing as both a comprehensive textbook and professional reference, this fifth edition consolidates and reorganizes material (sending some content to the website) and addresses the many developments that have transpired in the field since the previous (2002) edition. Chapter 1 introduces the subject at a very basic level, evoking an understanding of radiative transfer as "the most common energy transport phenomenon that we feel around us every day" and explaining how a systematic understanding has major implications in the design of industrial applications at any scale. Subsequent chapters, of course, delve into the specifics, in three groupings pertaining to blackbody radiative properties, radiative exchange in enclosures without any radiating medium between the surfaces, and the radiative properties of gases. Robert Siegel was one of the original authors but has retired; this edition was prepared by John R. Howell and M. Pinar Mengüc. Annotation Â©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Providing a comprehensive overview of the radiative behavior and the radiative properties of materials, this book describes the physics of radiative transfer, methods for developing analysis, and various mathematical and numerical techniques. The fifth edition of this classic textbook covers new topics such as radiative transfer at the micro- and nanoscales and inverse problems in radiative transfer. Maintaing the fundamentals of the original, the text also presents blackbody radiation and radiative properties of opaque materials; radiative exchange between enclosures without any radiative medium between the surfaces; as well as radiative properties of gases and energy exchange.
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