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Introduce the principles of heat transfer using the classic that sets the standard of coverage and organization for all other heat transfer texts. Following the recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith/Manglik’s PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E provides a comprehensive engineering approach that is ideal for your upper-level, one-semester course in heat transfer. This relevant book recognizes that in today’s world, computational analysis is more critical than rote mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems. However, the authors also incorporate an effective analytic approach. With this approach, students gain a clear understanding of the physics involved and learn how to utilize tools for analyzing more complex problems. PRINCIPLES OF HEAT TRANSFER, 8E also emphasizes applications to current engineering challenges in renewable energy, bioengineering, microelectronics, materials processing, and space exploration.

Frank Kreith, University of Colorado

Dr. Frank Kreith is a Professor Emeritus in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Science from the University of Paris in 1965. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow and Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and recipient of the ASME Medal. The ASME International established “The Frank Kreith Energy Award” in 2005 in recognition of his contributions to the field of renewable energy and heat transfer. His areas of interest include heat transfer, thermal engineering, and solar engineering. He has been a consultant in the field of heat transfer engineering in many parts of the world.

Raj M. Manglik, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Raj. M. Manglik is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a senior member of both the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He has received many honors and recognitions for seminal research, teaching and educational enterprise, and professional engineering service. His areas of interest are enhancement of heat transfer, interfacial and transport phenomena, and thermal science and energy engineering. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer.
  • UPDATES THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION REFLECT THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES. The authors have revised this edition’s structure to more clearly convey the latest technological developments using proven pedagogy. Cutting-edge engineering examples are highlighted throughout the text with discussion and comments that help clarify material for students and expand their understanding of each concept’s practical applications.
  • NEW AND REVISED EXAMPLES AND PROBLEMS EMPHASIZE HOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IMPACT INDUSTRY DECISIONS. Many new illustrative and homework problems emphasize applications to current technology with up-to-date information on renewable energy, bioengineering, energy conservation, microelectronics, materials processing, and space exploration.
  • EMPIRICAL CORRELATIONS AND PREDICATIVE EQUATIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED. These improvements equip students with state-of-the-art design tools for current and emerging practical engineering applications.
  • CLARIFYING STATEMENTS THROUGHOUT ENHANCE STUDENT UNDERSTANDING. These clarifications, added throughout this edition, build upon concepts to simplify and further explain more complex principles and applications.
  • CONTENT FOCUSES ON PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PROBLEMS. The authors use open-ended problems to illustrate practical applications of heat transfer with problems similar to those faced by practicing engineers. The book emphasizes proven methods for approaching real-world problems, such as describing problems in one’s own words and providing schematic descriptions identifying known and unknown variables.
  • AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR TEAM OFFERS UNMATCHED CLARITY AND CONTENT YOU CAN TRUST. Frank Kreith is the recipient of the AAES 2017 John Fritz Medal, a distinction previously earned by the likes of Alexander Bell, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover. Raj Manglik received the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2016 Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the category of the art of heat transfer.
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES CLEARLY IDENTIFY EACH CHAPTER’S MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS AND ANALYSES. Helpful sections at the beginning of each chapter link broad learning objectives to the key principles and critical material within the chapter that is most important for students to master.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. The Relation of Heat Transfer to Thermodynamics. Dimensions and Units. Heat Conduction. Convection. Radiation. Combined Heat Transfer Systems. Thermal Insulation. Heat Transfer and the Law of Energy Conservation. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. The Conduction Equation. Steady Heat Conduction in Simple Geometries. Extended Surfaces or Fins. Multidimensional Steady Conduction. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. Systems with Negligible Internal Resistance. Systems with Spatial Temperature Distribution. Semi-Infinite Solid. Multidimensional Systems. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. One-Dimensional Steady Conduction. One-Dimensional Unsteady Conduction. Two-Dimensional Steady and Unsteady Conduction. Cylindrical Coordinates. Irregular Boundaries. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. Convection Heat Transfer. Boundary Layer Fundamentals. Conservation Equations of Mass, Momentum, and Energy for Laminar Flow Over a Flat Plate. Dimensionless Boundary Layer Equations and Similarity Parameters. Evaluation of Convection Heat Transfer Coefficients. Dimensional Analysis. Analytic Solution for Laminar Boundary Layer Flow over a Flat Plate. Approximate Integral Boundary Layer Analysis. Turbulent Flow over a Flat Surface. Special Boundary Conditions and High-Speed Flow. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Flow over Bluff Bodies. Cylinders, Spheres, and Other Bluff Shapes. Tube Bundles in Cross-Flow. Finned Tube Bundles in Cross-Flow. Packed Beds. Free Jets. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. Analysis of Laminar Forced Convection in a Long Tube. Correlations for Laminar Forced Convection. Analogy Between Heat and Momentum Transfer. Correlations for Turbulent Forced Convection. Heat Transfer Enhancement and Electronic-Device Cooling. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. Similarity Parameters for Natural Convection. Empirical Correlation for Various Shapes. Finned Surfaces. Rotating Cylinders, Disks, and Spheres. Combined Forced and Natural Convection. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction to Boiling. Pool Boiling. Boiling in Forced Convection. Condensation. Condenser Design. Heat Pipes. Freezing and Melting. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Introduction. Basic Types of Heat Exchangers. Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient. Log Mean Temperature Difference. Heat Exchanger Effectiveness. Heat Transfer Enhancement. Microscale Heat Exchangers. Summary. References. Problems.
Concepts and Analyses to Be Learned. Thermal Radiation. Radiation Heat Flux. Blackbody Radiation. Radiation Properties. Solar Radiation and Global Warming. The Radiation Shape Factor. Enclosures with Black Surfaces. Enclosures with Gray Surfaces
Enclosures with Nongray Surfaces. Radiation Combined with Convection and Conduction. Radiation Properties of Gases and Vapors. Summary. References. Problems.
Appendix 1: The International System of Units.
Appendix 2: Data Tables.
Appendix 3: Tridiagonal Matrix Computer Programs.
Appendix 4: Commercial Computer Codes for Heat Transfer.
Appendix 5: Heat Transfer Literature.

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"The organization is excellent as is, and follows very naturally…The subject matter is complicated but it is presented very well for the students to understand…The material follows very logically, and the organization is great…Knowing the impatience of Engineering students, I find that this material is by no means 'dry.' It is sufficiently spiked and spiced with Engineering examples so that a good Professor can easily use it to present the subject without the entire class getting bored."

"Authors' approach as outlined in the preface is excellent. Having a summary of new concepts at the beginning of the chapter is helpful to the students. The authors present many examples of practical systems and show how such systems can be analyzed by appropriate engineering models. They have shown students how to go from a practical system to a simplified engineering model to application of heat transfer principles to analyze the model very well. All the problems and examples in this book deal with real-life engineering systems. Many problems deals with topics of current interest (for example, renewable energy)… the material is very well presented and ample examples are provided that students can relate to."

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