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Experiments in Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics - Robert Alan Granger

Experiments in Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics

By: Robert Alan Granger (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780521449250
Number Of Pages: 278

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Engineering curricula are notoriously demanding. One way to make the material easier to grasp and more fun to learn is to emphasize the experimental or "hands-on" aspects of engineering problems. This unique book is about learning through active participation in laboratory experiments, and it specifically aims to dispel some of the mystery so many students associate with the study of thermodynamics and heat transfer. In it, the author presents a collection of experiments in heat transfer and thermodynamics contributed by leading engineering educators. The experiments have been tested, evaluated, and proved successful for classroom use. Each experiment follows the same step-by-step format, which includes the objective of the experiment, apparatus needed, procedure, suggested headings, and references. The experiments use apparatus that is easily built or attainable. Among the topics covered are heat conduction, convection, boiling, mixing, diffusion, radiation, heat pipes and exchangers, and thermodynamics. The book will be especially useful as a companion to standard heat transfer and thermodynamics texts.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Experiments in heat transfer
Conductionp. 3
Critical radius of insulationp. 5
The regelation of ice - the effect of heat conductionp. 9
Unsteady heat conduction in a spherep. 16
Heat conduction in materials with nonhomogeneous structurep. 19
Measurement of thermal conductivity of solids during chemical reactionsp. 23
Temperature measurements in a transparent material: Application of the holographic interferometryp. 33
Convectionp. 41
A forced convection heat-transfer experimentp. 43
Reynolds analogy for mass transferp. 49
Natural-convection melting of a slab of icep. 54
Forced-convection heat loss from 3D solidsp. 61
Forced and free convective heat transfer of a laminar flow in a horizontal heated pipep. 66
Measurement of convective heat-transfer coefficients on external surfacesp. 76
Measurement of local heat-transfer coefficient on the ice surface around isothermally cooled cylinders arranged in a linep. 82
Experiments of unsteady forced convection in ducts with timewise variation of inlet temperaturep. 88
Measurement of heat and mass transfer from a body in air-water mist flowp. 99
Measurement of transient/steady heat-transfer coefficient with simultaneous photography of flow processes from beneath the heater surfacep. 112
Boilingp. 125
Capillary-tube boilingp. 127
Two characteristic regions of nucleate pool boiling and corresponding change of hydrodynamic statep. 135
The boiling slidep. 142
Evaporation and boiling in sessile drops on a heated surfacep. 147
Mixing, dispersion, and diffusionp. 155
Determination of the binary diffusion coefficient in a liquid mixturep. 157
Diffusion distillation: A separation method for azeotropic mixturesp. 165
Radiationp. 171
Determination of the emissivity of a heated copper surfacep. 173
Heat pipes and exchangersp. 179
Performance characteristics of an annular heat pipep. 181
Heat transfer during drop formation and releasep. 192
Experiments in thermodynamics
Effect of surface condition on attainable superheat of waterp. 205
Experiments for compressibility and vapor pressurep. 208
Determination of time constantsp. 217
Very fast versus very slow processes: Which are more efficient (closer to reversibility)?p. 223
Determination of volumetric fraction of each phase in multiphase flowp. 230
Measurement of the latent heat of vaporization of a liquidp. 240
Dilution techniques for the performance evaluation of continuous-flow combustion systemsp. 245
Experiments and demonstrations in thermodynamicsp. 257
Experiments and demonstrations in heat transferp. 263
Heat-transfer and thermodynamic filmsp. 269
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780521449250
ISBN-10: 0521449251
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 31st October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.09  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.42