This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts of heat transfer, including examples encountered in daily life. These examples are modeled and solved both analytically and numerically. MATLAB computer codes are included in the main text and appendices. Topics include Fourier's law, wind-chill factor, one-dimensional steady-state heat conduction, and steady-state fins. MATLAB is introduced and used to solve numerous examples in the book.
Heat Transfer: Lessons with Examples Solved by Matlab instructs students in heat transfer, and cultivates independent and logical thinking ability. The book focuses on fundamental concepts in heat transfer and can be used in courses in Heat Transfer, Heat and Mass Transfer, and Transport Processes. It uses numerical examples and equation solving to clarify complex, abstract concepts such as Kirchhoff's Law in Radiation.Several features characterize this textbook:It includes real-world examples encountered in daily life;Examples are mostly solved in simple Matlab codes, readily for students to run numerical experiments by cutting and pasting Matlab codes into their PCs;In parallel to Matlab codes, some examples are solved at only a few nodes, allowing students to understand the physics qualitatively without running Matlab codes;It places emphasis on "why" for engineers, not just "how" for technicians. ...read more Format ebook 2b1af7f3a8