Sixteen new worked examples, most of which address numerical computer applications.
New appendix on the use of MS Excel for formulation and solution of heat transfer problems.
A new feature is the use of Microsoft Excel for solution of both steady state and transient heat transfer problems. Excel is given a rather full discussioon in a new Appendix D, which includes treatment of heat source and radiation boundary conditions. A special template has been added that automatically writes nodal equations in accorance with geometric model and boundary conditions set up by user.
An Excel template has been added that analyzes the heating and cooling of lumped capacity with both radiation and variable convection boundary conditions. Also included are new numerical computer examples, including heat source effect.
The solutions manual is now typeset and will present solutions to computer numerical problems in an Excel format.
All Excel templates will be available on the custom book website, so that information need not be re-keyed. In addition, special Excel graphical templates and an MS Word symbol keyboard template will be available on the website to facilitate direct keyboarding of symbols and the immediate setup of 3D charts. The Excel templates, prepared by the author as a supplemental resource, offer unique setups of numberical solutions.
A new, more open page layout for the text and examples offers a greatly improved design.
Approximately 25% of the homework problems are new or revised.
The text's strong emphasis on resistance capacity formulation in numerical-computer methods has been retained and strengthened.
The new edition continues to focus on traditional empirical relations for the calculation of convection heat transfer, while presenting recent alternative methods.
At the end of each problem set there is a "Design-oriented Problems" section. These problems are open-ended and typically do not result in a unique answer. Many are extensive in length and require judgment decisions during the solution process. Over 100 such problems are included in the text.
In response to user requests, answers to selected problems have been provided in a section at the back of the book.
The computer software for the previous edition, developed by Prof. Allan D. Kraus, is now offered on the book website at no charge.
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