Synopses & Reviews
This book presents recent developments in systematic studies of hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer in laminar free convection, accelerating film boiling and condensation of Newtonian fluids, as well as accelerating film flow of non-Newtonian power-law fluids (FFNF). A novel system of analysis models is provided with a developed velocity component method, instead of traditional Falkner-Skan type transformation, and a system of models for treatment of variable thermophysical properties is presented with an innovative temperature parameter method that makes it easier to similarly treat related governing differential equations for consideration of fluid variable thermophysical properties. A pseudo-similarity method is applied for dealing with thermal boundary layer of FFNF, furthermore, with an induced local Prandtl number, which greatly simplifies the heat-transfer analysis and numerical calculation. Based on rigorous theoretical analyses, a system of numerical solutions is formulated by special curve-fitting approaches for simple and reliable predictions of heat and mass transfer and hydrodynamics. In view of a shortage of experimental results for velocity field of free convection boundary layer, recent rigorous experimental measurements are presented covering large temperature differences.
From the reviews: "This book gives a systematic summary of important laminar cases of this field basing on a great number of papers of the author. ... The experimental results agree well with the corresponding numerical values considering variable thermophysical properties. ... the book is a good and systematic summary of this research field. It is very useful for a researcher in this field." (Bernd Platzer, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Vol. 87 (5), 2007) "This book provides a solid fundamental and comprehensive presentation of mathematical and physical theories of free convection film flows and heat transfer ... . is very well written and readable. ... The book will be of interest and useful to a wide range of specialists working in the area of film flows and heat transfer ... and also researchers interested in the mathematical theory of film flows and connected topics. It can be also recommended as a text for seminars and courses ... ." (Ioan Pop, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1104 (6), 2007)
This book presents recent developments in systematic studies of hydrodynamics and heat and mass transfer in laminar free convection, accelerating film boiling and condensation of Newtonian fluids, as well as accelerating film flow of non-Newtonian power-law fluids (FFNF). A novel system of analysis models is provided with a developed velocity component method and a system of models for treatment of variable thermophysical properties is presented.
About the Author
Dr. Deyi Shang got his Ph.D degree from Tsinghua University, China, worked at six universities in China, Europe and North America as professor and research scientist for 25 years. He has had his special contributions on mechanical and thermal engineering, heat transfer, thermal fluid flows, heat and mass transfer of free convection film flows with variable thermophysical properties, and heat transfer and hydrodynamics of accelerating film flow of non-Newtonian fluids. He was awarded very prestigious research scientist from Norwegian Research Council designed for outstanding foreign scientist with proven international reputations. The contributions are in his number of publications including eight papers in Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, an authority and distinguished journal in his research area and were applied and cited by over 100 papers. He was included in Who's Who in the World (1999), USA, as an eminent scientist.
Table of Contents
From the contents Introduction.- Part I: Free Convection.- Basic Conservation Equations for Free Convection.- Brief Review of Previous Analysis Methods for Laminar Free Convection.- Laminar Free Convection of Monatomic and Diatomic Gases, Air and Water Vapor.- Laminar Free Convection of Polyatomic Gas.- Laminar Free Convection of Liquid.- Deviation of Laminar Free Convection Heat Transfer Caused due to Boussinesq Approximation.- Experimental Measurement of Free Convection with Larger Temperature Difference.- Relationship on Free Convection Flow and Heat Transfer between Inclined and Vertical Plates.- Part II: Film Boiling and Condensation.- Saturated Film Boiling.- Subcooled Film Boiling.- Film Condensation Free Convection of Saturated Vapour.- Film Condensation Free Convection of Superheated Vapour.- Laminar Film Condensation of Superheated Steam.- Part III: Falling Film Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids.- Hydrodynamics of Falling Film Flow of Non-Newtonian Power-law Fluids.- Analyses of pseudo-similarity and boundary layer thickness of the Falling Film Flow.- Heat transfer of the Falling Film Flow.