Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer: X

Research and development in heat transfer is of significant importance to many branches of technology, not least in energy technology. Developments include new, efficient heat exchangers, novel heat transfer equipment as well as the introduction of systems of heat exchangers in industrial processes. Application areas include heat recovery in the chemical and process industries, and buildings and dwelling houses where heat transfer plays a major role. Heat exchange combined with heat storage is also a methodology for improving the energy efficiency in industry, while cooling in gas turbine systems and combustion engines is another important area of heat transfer research.To progress developments within the field both basic and applied research is needed. Advances in numerical solution methods of partial differential equations, high-speed, efficient and cheap computers, advanced experimental methods using LDV (laser-doppler-elocimetry), PIV (particle-image-velocimetry) and image processing of thermal pictures of liquid crystals, have all led to dramatic advances during recent years in the solution and investigation of complex problems within the field.This book contains papers originally presented at the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements in Heat Transfer, arranged into the following topic areas: natural and forced convection; advances in computational methods; heat and mass transfer; modelling and experiments; heat exchanges and equipment; radiation heat transfer; energy systems; micro and nano scale heat and mass transfer; thermal material characterization; renewable and sustainable energy; and energy balance and conservation.