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Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer Analysis Paperback – 18 Apr 1996

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  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (18 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471934240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471934240
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 0.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Heat transfer analysis is a problem of major significance in a vast range of industrial applications. These extend over the fields of mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering and numerous applications in civil and electrical engineering. If one considers the heat conduction equation alone the number of practical problems amenable to solution is extensive. Expansion of the work to include features such as phase change, coupled heat and mass transfer, and thermal stress analysis provides the engineer with the capability to address a further series of key engineering problems. The complexity of practical problems is such that closed form solutions are not generally possible. The use of numerical techniques to solve such problems is therefore considered essential, and this book presents the use of the powerful finite element method in heat transfer analysis. Starting with the fundamental general heat conduction equation, the book moves on to consider the solution of linear steady state heat conduction problems, transient analyses and non–linear examples. Problems of melting and solidification are then considered at length followed by a chapter on convection. The application of heat and mass transfer to drying problems and the calculation of both thermal and shrinkage stresses conclude the book. Numerical examples are used to illustrate the basic concepts introduced. This book is the outcome of the teaching and research experience of the authors over a period of more than 20 years.

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Among the comparable books in our university library, this book is the most comprehensible and easy to read. It is very usefull if you want to know exactly how heat transfer problems are solved using the finite element method. Other books may skip on "boring" parts, such as the assembly of matrices, focusing instead on simple examples which can be solved symbolically. In contrast, this one is good and fair engineering book, with real numbers and figures.

This book would get the rating of 5 stars, would it be not for some numerical mistakes in their otherwise excellent example problems. E. g. if you were to solve the example 2.9 (p. 79) yourself, you may find that your solution is much closer to the (ideal) analytical solution, kindly supplied by authors in the table 2.2.
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It is small book nicely written. 20 Aug. 2001
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It is a small book nicely written. But with the price, it scares everybody away. One of the sections in this book is particularly useful for illustrating the technique of implementing non-linear calculation of heat transfer. I learned a great deal from there.
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