Thermal Design: Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, and Solar Cells / Edition 1

An all-encompassing guide to designing and optimizing modern thermal systems

Today's thermal systems have wide and varied uses—from providing electrical power generation in large manufacturing plants to cooling in electronic devices. As these systems grow technologically and continue to extend their reach, knowledge of their design and functionality takes on

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Overview

An all-encompassing guide to designing and optimizing modern thermal systems

Today's thermal systems have wide and varied uses—from providing electrical power generation in large manufacturing plants to cooling in electronic devices. As these systems grow technologically and continue to extend their reach, knowledge of their design and functionality takes on

greater significance for engineers.

In an easy-to-follow format, Thermal Design combines learning tools such as example problems, mathematical modeling, and computer software to help students and practitioners grasp complex design concepts quickly. Step-by-step instruction on creating virtual thermal systems augments the book's teachings on fundamentals, theory, and techniques, allowing readers to reach graphical solutions of even highly detailed processes confidently. Thermal Design:

• Provides the derivative process of each equation, plotted in figures that can be easily followed
• Delivers tutorials in the appendices appropriate for use in computational fluid dynamics and MathCAD homework problems
• Covers topics such as microelectronic cooling, green energy conversion, thermal control, and management in space

This straightforward guide separates itself from other books in the field by covering a broader range of insightful topics concerning thermal devices, making it an ideal textbook for college students as well as a valuable companion for professionals in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470496626
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Related Subjects

Preface..

Chapter 1 Introduction.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Human and Energy.

1.3 Thermodynamics.

1.4 Heat Transfer.

References.

Chapter 2 Heat Sinks.

2.1 Longitudinal Fin of Rectangular Profile.

2.2 Heat Transfer from Fin.

2.3 Fin Effectiveness.

2.4 Fin Efficiency.

2.5 Corrected Profile Length.

2.6 Optimizations.

2.7 Multiple Fin Array I.

2.8 Multiple Fin Array II.

2.9 Thermal Resistance and Overall Efficiency.

2.10 Fin Design with Thermal Radiation.

References.

Problems.

Projects.

Chapter 3 Thermoelectrics.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Seebeck Effect.

3.3 Peltier Effect.

3.4 Figure of Merit.

3.5 Thermoelectric Generator (TEG).

3.6 Thermoelectric Coolers (TEC).

3.7 Applications.

3.8 Design Example.

References.

Problems.

Chapter 4 Heat Pipes.

4.1 Operation of Heat Pipe.

4.2 Surface Tension.

4.3 Heat Transfer Limitations.

4.4 Heat Pipe Thermal Resistance.

4.5 Variable Conductance Heat Pipes (VCHP).

4.6 Loop Heat Pipes.

4.7 Micro Heat Pipes.

4.8 Working Fluid.

4.9 Wick Structures.

4.10 Design Example.

References.

Problems.

Design Problem.

Chapter 5 Compact Heat Exchangers.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Fundamentals of Heat Exchangers.

5.3 Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers.

5.4 Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers.

5.5 Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE).

5.6 Pressure Drops in Compact Heat Exchangers.

5.7 Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers.

5.8 Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers.

5.9 Louver-Fin-Type Flat-tube Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers.

References.

Problems.

Double Pipe Heat Exchanger.

Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger.

Plate Heat Exchanger.

Finned-Tube Heat Exchanger.

Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger.

Louver-Fin-Type Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger.

Chapter 6 Solar Cells.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Quantum Mechanics.

6.3 Density of States.

6.4 Equilibrium Intrinsic Carrier Concentration.

6.5 Extrinsic Semiconductors in Thermal Equilibrium.

6.6 Generation and Recombination.

6.7 Recombination.

6.8 Carrier Transport.

6.9 Minority Carrier Transport.

6.10 Characteristics of Solar Cells.

6.12 Modeling.

6.13 Design of a Solar Cell.

References.

Problems.

Introduction.

Quantum Mechanics.

Density of State.

Equilibrium Intrinsic Carrier Concentration.

Extrinsic Semiconductor in Thermal Equilibrium.

Generation and Recombination.

Recombination.

Carrier Transport.

Characteristic of Solar Cell.

Modeling.

Solar Cell Design.

Appendix A Thermophysical Properties.

Appendix B Thermoelectrics.

Appendix C Pipe Dimensions.

Appendix D Curve Fitting of Working Fluids.

Appendix E Tutorial I for 2-D.

Appendix F Tutorial II for 3-D.

Appendix G Computational Work of Heat Pipe.

Appendix H Computational Work of Heat Sink.

INDEX.