Basics of heat and mass transfer

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Heat and mass transfer can be encountered in many applications ranging from design and optimization of traditional engineering systems, such as heat exchangers, turbine, electronic cooling, heat pipes, and food processing equipment, to emerging technologies in sustainable energy, biological systems, security, information technology and nanotechnology. While some of these examples aim at transferring large quantities of heat over small temperature differences, others involve heat and mass transfer as an inevitable consequence rather than an intended design feature of the process. In each of these cases, and in many others that will be cited in this text, heat and mass transfer has a profound impact on system performance, and must be accounted for in order to achieve the system design objectives in the most efficient manner.  
Heat and mass transfer can be encountered in many applications ranging from design and optimization of traditional engineering systems, such as heat exchangers, turbine, electronic cooling, heat pipes, and food processing equipment, to emerging technologies in sustainable energy, biological systems, security, information technology and nanotechnology. While some of these examples aim at transferring large quantities of heat over small temperature differences, others involve heat and mass transfer as an inevitable consequence rather than an intended design feature of the process. In each of these cases, and in many others that will be cited in this text, heat and mass transfer has a profound impact on system performance, and must be accounted for in order to achieve the system design objectives in the most efficient manner.  
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*<b>[[Physical Concepts of Heat and Mass Transfer|Physical Concepts]]</b>
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*<b>[[Physical concepts of heat and mass transfer|Physical Concepts]]</b>
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:[[Sensible Heat|Sensible heat]], [[Latent Heat|latent heat]] and [[Phase Change|phase change]].
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:[[Sensible heat]], [[latent heat]] and [[Phase Change|phase change]].
*<b>[[Molecular Level Representation]]</b>
*<b>[[Molecular Level Representation]]</b>
:[[Kinetic Theory|Kinetic theory]], [[Intermolecular Forces|intermolecular forces]], [[Boltzmann Transport Equation|Boltzmann transport equation]], [[Cohesion and Adhesion|cohesion and adhesion]], [[Enthalpy and Energy|enthalpy and energy]].
:[[Kinetic Theory|Kinetic theory]], [[Intermolecular Forces|intermolecular forces]], [[Boltzmann Transport Equation|Boltzmann transport equation]], [[Cohesion and Adhesion|cohesion and adhesion]], [[Enthalpy and Energy|enthalpy and energy]].

Revision as of 21:51, 27 August 2009

Heat and mass transfer can be encountered in many applications ranging from design and optimization of traditional engineering systems, such as heat exchangers, turbine, electronic cooling, heat pipes, and food processing equipment, to emerging technologies in sustainable energy, biological systems, security, information technology and nanotechnology. While some of these examples aim at transferring large quantities of heat over small temperature differences, others involve heat and mass transfer as an inevitable consequence rather than an intended design feature of the process. In each of these cases, and in many others that will be cited in this text, heat and mass transfer has a profound impact on system performance, and must be accounted for in order to achieve the system design objectives in the most efficient manner.

Sensible heat, latent heat and phase change.
Kinetic theory, intermolecular forces, Boltzmann transport equation, cohesion and adhesion, enthalpy and energy.
Continuum flow limitations, momentum, heat and mass Transfer, Transport phenomena in micro- and nanoscales, dimensional analysis, and scaling.


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