Containing edited versions of the papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer, held in Halkidiki, Greece, April 22-24, 2002, the book reflects the extensive research presently being carried out in the field. Heat Transfer topics are commonly of a very complex nature. Often different mechanisms like heat conduction, convection, thermal radiation, and nonlinear phenomena, such as temperature-dependent rmophysical properties, and phase change occur simultaneously. Nevertheless, advances in numerical solution methods of partial differential equations and access to high-speed, efficient computers have led to dramatic advances in recent years.
Presenting new approaches to the numerical solutions of heat transfer problems, this volume contains the proceedings of the seventh international conference eon this topic. Methods discussed include all well established and efficient numerical techniques like finite differences, finite volume, finite elements and boundary elements. Special attention is also paid to complex thermal problems from engineering practices. The material included will be of interest to all scientists and engineers who are actively involved in developing innovative approaches or solving a variety of industrial problems.