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Essential Engineering Calculations #4: Heat Transfer Applications for the Practicing Engineerby Louis Theodore
Synopses & Reviews
Enables the reader to advance from heat transfer principles to real-world industrial applications
It is hard to imagine an area of study in engineering and/or science for which a basic knowledge and understanding of heat transfer is not an integral part of the discipline. Written at a level that is understandable to both students and practitioners, Heat Transfer Applications for the Practicing Engineer takes a highly pragmatic approach to this important topic. The book's coverage is thorough, its presentation is logical, and it addresses students' needs as well as the needs of the practicing professional.
Although geared towards chemical, mechanical, civil, and environmental engineers working on real-world industrial applications, applied scientists will also find the text a useful reference.
The book is divided into four parts. Part I addresses basic engineering principles. Part II is concerned with heat transfer fundamentals, particularly as they apply to conduction, convection, and radiation. Part III extends the material presented earlier to real-world heat transfer applications. Part IV provides ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) material from a heat transfer perspective. The text features:
Readers will gain a solid working knowledge of heat transfer fundamentals, principles, and applications upon completion of this text, and be better prepared to pass the professional engineer's exam, address more advanced material, and solve more complex problems.
Book News Annotation:
Consultant, former educator, and author Theodore has written a four-part text on heat transfer fundamentals, applications, and principles for both professional engineers and students. Among the variety of topics addresses are: a history of heat transfer, process variables, conservation and gas laws, steady-state heat conduction, forced and free convection, radiation, refrigeration and cryogenics, double pipe and shell and tube heat exchangers, entropy considerations and analysis, design principles and industrial applications, environmental management, ethics, and economics and finance. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book serves as a training tool for individuals in industry and academia involved with heat transfer applications. Although the literature is inundated with texts emphasizing theory and theoretical derivations, the goal of this book is to present the subject of heat transfer from a strictly pragmatic point of view.
The book is divided into four Parts: Introduction, Principles, Equipment Design Procedures and Applications, and ABET-related Topics. The first Part provides a series of chapters concerned with introductory topics that are required when solving most engineering problems, including those in heat transfer. The second Part of the book is concerned with heat transfer principles. Topics that receive treatment include Steady-state Heat Conduction, Unsteady-state Heat Conduction, Forced Convection, Free Convection, Radiation, Boiling and Condensation, and Cryogenics. Part three (considered the heart of the book) addresses heat transfer equipment design procedures and applications. In addition to providing a detailed treatment of the various types of heat exchangers, this part also examines the impact of entropy calculations on exchanger design, and operation, maintenance and inspection (OM&I), plus refractory and insulation effects. The concluding Part of the text examines ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) related topics of concern, including economies and finance, numerical methods, open-ended problems, ethics, environmental management, and safety and accident management.
About the Author
Louis Theodore EngScD, a professor of chemical engineering for fifty years, is the author of many Wiley books, including Fluid Flow for the Practicing Chemical Engineer, Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer, and Mass Transfer Operations for the Practicing Engineer. He is also a contributor and Section Editor to Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook and coauthor of Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, Second Edition, which is also published by Wiley. Dr. Theodore is currently a consultant to Theodore Tutorials, located in East Williston, New York.
Table of Contents
Part One. Introduction.
1. History of Heat Transfer.
2. History of Chemical Engineering: Transport Phenomena vs Unit Operations.
3. Process Variables.
4. Conservation Laws.
5. Gas Laws.
6. Heat Exchanger Pipes and Tubes.
Part Two. Principles.
7. Steady-State Heat Conduction.
8. Unsteady-State heat Conduction.
9. Forced Convection.
10. Free Convection.
12. Condensation and Boiling.
13. Refrigeration and Cryogenics.
Part Three. Heat Transfer Equipment Design Procedures and Applications.
14. Introduction to Heat Exchangers.
15. Double Pipe Heat Exchangers.
16. Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers.
17. Fins and Extended Surfaces.
18. Other Heat Exchange Equipment.
19. Insulation and Refractory.
20. Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection (OMI).
21. Entropy Consideration and Analysis.
22. Design Principles and Industrial Applications.
Part Four. Special Topics.
23. Environmental Management.
24. Accident and Emergency Management.
26. Numerical Methods.
27. Economics and Finance.
28. Open-Ended Problems.
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