Principles of Enhanced Heat Transfer by Nae-Hyun Kim

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This book is essential for anyone involved in the design of high-performance heat exchangers or heat devices, also known as "second generation heat transfer technology." Enhanced surfaces are geometrics with special shapes that promote much higher rates of heat transfer than smooth or plain surfaces. This revision presents the subject matter just beyond the introductory level and traces the advancement of heat transfer research in areas such as integral-fin and micro-fin tubes, complex plate-fin geometries, and micro-channels for single-phase and two-phase applications.


BL Design and enhancement of micro-thermal devices responsible for cooling micro-reactors, electronic chips, and micro-combustors.

BL More practice problems, theoretically-based equations, and correlations to predict the heat transfer and friction characteristics of a multitude of enhancement concepts.

BL A comprehensive list of over 9,500 literature sources on the subject of enhancedheat transfer provided on a CD-ROM.

This expansion of the first book published on the subject of enhanced heat transfer is a valuable addition to the working libraries of HVAC professionals and mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineers. As a textbook, it introduces senior undergraduates and graduate students to state-of-the-art technology and advanced modeling methodology.


About Nae-Hyun Kim

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Ralph L. Webb is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and has published over 275 papers in the general area of heat transfer enhancement and has eight U.S. patents on enhanced heat transfer surfaces. He has performed research on enhanced heat transfer in boiling, condensation, fouling, air-cooled heat exchangers, electronic equipment cooling, forced convection for gases and liquids, wetting coatings to promote drainage of thin liquid films, and frost formation. Prof. Webb is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer and is an editor of Heat Transfer Engineering journal. He is a recipient of the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, the UK Refrigeration Institute Hall-Thermotank Gold Medal, and the AIChE Donald Q. Kern award. He is also a Fellow of ASME and ASHRAE and a Life Member of ASME. Nae-Hyun Kim is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Incheon, Korea. He earned his Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in 1989 under the supervision of Prof. Webb. Since then, he has been closely working with air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, where enhanced heat transfer technology has been successfully employed. Prof. Kim has published more than 30 international journal and conference papers related to boiling, condensation, fouling, and forced convection of liquids and gases. He is a member of ASME and ASHRAE.
Published May 15, 2007 by Taylor and Francis CRC ebook account. 824 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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