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Building design is increasingly geared towards low energy consumption. Understanding the fundamentals of heat transfer and the behaviour of air and water movements is more important than ever before.
Heat and Mass Transfer in Building Services Design provides an essential underpinning knowledge for the technology subjects of space heating, water services, ventilation and air conditioning.
This new text:
*provides core understanding of heat transfer and fluid flow from a building services perspective
*complements a range of courses in building services engineering
*underpins and extends the themes of the author's previous books: Heating and Water Services Design in Buildings; Energy Management and Operational Costs in Buildings Heat and Mass Transfer in Building Services Design combines theory with practical application for building services professional and students. It will also be beneficial to technicians and undergraduate students on courses in construction and mechanical engineering.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Thermal comfort and assessment. Heat conduction. Heat convection. Heat radiation. Measurement of fluid flow. Characteristics of laminar and turbulent flow. Flow of fluids in pipes, ducts and channels. Natural Ventilation in buildings. Regimes of fluid flow in heat exchangers. Verifying the form of an equation by dimensional analysis. Solving problems by dimensional analysis. Bibliography/further reading. Index.