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Handbook of heat transfer.
Rohsenow, Warren M.
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New York : McGraw-Hill [1973]

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1 volume (various pagings) illustrations 23 cm
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This wholly revised edition of a classic handbook reference, written by some of the most eminent practitioners in the field, is designed to be your all-in-one source book on heat transfer issues and problem-solving. It includes the latest advances in the field, as well as covering subjects from microscale heat transfer to thermophysical properties of new refrigerants. An invaluable guide to this most crucial factor in virtually every industrial and environmental process. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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This thorough revision of a well-known handbook (1973) includes many new section authors. Material from the last edition related to the energy crisis (solar energy, energy storage, cooling towers, etc.) has been replaced with chapters on materials processing, porous media, and microscale processes. As revised, the handbook offers wide-ranging, modern, and extensive coverage of the heat transfer field. It leans more toward fundamentals than would be expected in a typical handbook. The chapter on thermophysical properties covers transport rather than thermodynamic properties, and the data are often given as coefficients for correlating equations rather than numerical data. However, many data specific to various topic areas are provided in each section; these sections cover basic concepts, conduction, convection, radiation, microscale transport, heat transfer in porous media, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and heat transfer, enhanced heat transfer, heat pipes, heat transfer in packed and fluidized beds, condensation, boiling, measurement methods, heat exchangers, and materials processing heat transfer. Nomenclature is generally consistent throughout. Extensive chapter bibliographies. Strongly recommended for technical libraries, even where the previous edition is shelved. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. L. A. Wenzel; Lehigh University

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer Mechanisms Conduction Radiation
Convection Combined Heat Transfer Mechanisms Conservation Equations
The Equation of Continuity
The Equation of Motion (Momentum Equation)
The Energy Equation
The Conservation Equations for Species
Use of Conservation Equations to Set Up Problems
Dimensionless Groups and Similarity in Heat Transfer
Units and Conversion Factors Nomenclature
Chapter 2 Thermophysical Properties Conversion Factors
Thermophysical Properties of Gases
Thermophysical Properties of Liquids
Thermophysical Properties of Solids
Thermophysical Properties of Saturated Refrigerants
Nomenclature References
Selected Additional Sources of Thermophysical Properties
Chapter 3 Conduction and Thermal Contact Resistance (Conductances)
Introduction Basic Equations, Definitions, and Relationships Shape Factors
Shape Factors for Ellipsoids: Integral Form for Numerical Calculations
Shape Factors for Three-Dimensional Bodies in Unbounded Domains
Three-Dimensional Bodies with Layers: Langmuir Method Shape Factors for Two-Dimensional Systems Transient Conduction
Introduction Internal Transient Conduction
Lumped Capacitance Model Heisler and Grober Charts
Single-Term Approximations Multidimensional Systems
Transient One-Dimensional Conduction in Half-Spaces
External Transient Conduction from Long Cylinders Transient
External Conduction from Spheres Instantaneous
Thermal Resistance Transient
External Conduction from Isothermal Convex Bodies Spreading (Constriction)
Resistance Introduction Definitions of Spreading Resistance
Spreading Resistance of Isoflux Arbitrary Areas on Half-Space
Circular Annular Contact Areas on Half-Space
Doubly Connected Isoflux Contact Areas on Half-Space
Effect of Contact Conductance on Spreading Resistance
Spreading Resistance in Flux Tubes and Channels Effect of Flux
Distribution on Circular Contact Area on Half-Space Simple Correlation
Equations of Spreading Resistance for Circular Contact Area
Accurate Correlation Equations for Various Combinations of Contact Area, Flux Tubes, and Boundary Condition
General Spreading Resistance Expression for Circular Annular Area on Circular Flux Tube
Spreading Resistance within Two-Dimensional Channels
Effect of Single and Multiple Layers (Coatings) on Spreading Resistance Circular
Contact Area on Single Layer (Coating) on Half-Space
Circular Contact Area on Multiple Layers on Circular Flux Tube Transient
Spreading Resistance Transient
Spreading Resistance of Isoflux Hyperellipse Contact Area on Half-Space Transient
Spreading Resistance of Isoflux regular Polygonal Contact Area on Half-Space Transient
Spreading Resistance Within Semi-Infinite Flux Tubes and Channels Contact, Gap, and Joint Resistances and Contact Conductances
Point and Line Contact Models Thermal Contact, Gap, and Joint Conductance Models Gap Conductance Model and Integral
Nomenclature References
Chapter 4 Natural Convection
Introduction Basics Equations of Motion and Their Simplification
Problem Classification Heat Transfer Correlation
Method External Natural Convection Flat Plates Cylinders Open Cavity Problems
Cooling Channels Extended Surfaces Natural Convection within Enclosures Introduction
Geometry and List of Parameters for Cavities Without Interior Solids
The Conduction Layer Model Horizontal Rectangular Parallelepiped and Circular Cylinder
Cavities Heat Transfer in Vertical Rectangular Parallelepiped Cavites: zero-ninety degrees Heat Transfer in Inclined Rectangular
Cavities Heat Transfer in Enclosures with Interior Solids at Prescribed Temperature Transient Natural Convecti