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Engineering Heat Transfer, Third Editionby William S. Janna
Synopses & Reviews
Most heat transfer texts include the same material: conduction, convection, and radiation. How the material is presented, how well the author writes the explanatory and descriptive material, and the number and quality of practice problems is what makes the difference. Even more important, however, is how students receive the text. Engineering Heat Transfer, Third Edition provides a solid foundation in the principles of heat transfer, while strongly emphasizing practical applications and keeping mathematics to a minimum.
New in the Third Edition:
The text covers practical applications in a way that de-emphasizes mathematical techniques, but preserves physical interpretation of heat transfer fundamentals and modeling of heat transfer phenomena. For example, in the analysis of fins, actual finned cylinders were cut apart, fin dimensions were measures, and presented for analysis in example problems and in practice problems. The chapter introducing convection heat transfer describes and presents the traditional coffee pot problem practice problems. The chapter on convection heat transfer in a closed conduit gives equations to model the flow inside an internally finned duct. The end-of-chapter problems proceed from short and simple confidence builders to difficult and lengthy problems that exercise hard core problems solving ability.
Now in its third edition, this text continues to fulfill the author 's original goal: to write a readable, user-friendly text that provides practical examples without overwhelming the student. Using drawings, sketches, and graphs, this textbook does just that.
PDF files of the Solutions Manual are available upon qualifying course adoptions.
Book News Annotation:
This text employs many practical examples, as well as visuals such as drawings, sketches, and graphs, to teach basic concepts and applications of heat transfer. Problem-solving skills are emphasized, and demonstrated with real-world examples showing how the derived equations are used to model physical problems. The book's confidence- building problems are relatively simple and, to some extent, follow the examples. Coverage progresses from fundamental concepts through radiation heat transfer. While previous editions of the text contained derivations of the Navier-Stokes equations in three coordinate systems, derivations of the boundary layer equations, and integral methods of solution, this edition, according to the author, "has been modified to make it better suited for an emerging place in the mechanical engineering curriculum." Janna teaches mechanical engineering at the University of Memphis. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Now in its third edition, this text continues to fulfill the author's original goal: to write a readable, user-friendly text that provides practical examples without overwhelming the student. It covers practical applications in a way that de-emphasizes mathematical techniques, but preserves physical interpretation of heat transfer fundamentals and modeling of heat transfer phenomena. New topics include the emerging areas of microscale, nanoscale, and biomedical heat transfer. The end-of-chapter problems proceed from short and simple confidence builders to difficult and lengthy problems that exercise hard core problems solving ability. A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoptions.
Providing a fundamental introduction to heat transfer--with complex mathematics kept to a minimum--this text presents a wide range of practical examples, problems, and applications to build an intuitive understanding of heat transfer concepts.
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