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Thermal Design: Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, and Solar Cells [Kindle Edition]

H. S. Lee
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Book Description

The proposed is written as a senior undergraduate or the first-year graduate textbook,covering modern thermal devices such as heat sinks, thermoelectric generators and coolers, heat pipes, and heat exchangers as design components in larger systems. These devices are becoming increasingly important and fundamental in thermal design across such diverse areas as microelectronic cooling, green or thermal energy conversion, and thermal control and management in space, etc. However, there is no textbook available covering this range of topics. The proposed book may be used as a capstone design course after the fundamental courses such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. The underlying concepts in this book cover the, 1) understanding of the physical mechanisms of the thermal devices with the essential formulas and detailed derivations, and 2) designing the thermal devices in conjunction with mathematical modeling, graphical optimization, and occasionally computational-fluid-dynamic (CFD) simulation.  Important design examples are developed using the commercial software, MathCAD, which allows the students to easily reach the graphical solutions even with highly detailed processes. In other words, the design concept is embodied through the example problems. The graphical presentation generally provides designers or students with the rich and flexible solutions toward achieving the optimal design.  A solutions manual will be provided.


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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.

About the Author

HoSung Lee, PhD, is Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Western Michigan University.


Product Details

  • File Size: 18447 KB
  • Print Length: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004D4YO1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,067,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must-have for those interested in thermal design. Its the only book I've seen that covers all the latest thermal design topics. Very modern approach that not only teaches fundamental and advanced theories, but also shows step-by-step examples on how to optimize design using math and simulation software.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Author was my Professor August 16, 2012
By Jay E.
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are many topics covered within this book that have not been thoroughly researched elsewhere. Dr. Lee would often tell us that there wasn't other formulas out there for many things to prove his work. This edition has many errors within it (for example, a primary equation used throughout an entire chapter is incorrect. He divided improperly to simplify and the resulting equation was erroneous and used throughout the chapter). Concepts are very interesting and with revisions it could be a decent text book. The problems require a proficient level of knowledge in using MathCAD and ANSYS (as well as access to them).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Powerful Book October 23, 2011
By alaa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think this book has a very powerful tools to help the designer to understand and apply thermal design methods and compare them with the real world designs. The book is also easy to understand because it explains from the basics to the complete analytically model. I also think this book will be very beneficial to the engineering students so they can apply their knowledge when they join the professional work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I KNEW NOTHING July 29, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I had only taken classical mechanics in high school and after reading this book. I have learned a great deal about thermodynamics and how they apply in the real world. The book has great diagrams to explain things and if you are still a little confused, wikipedia and MIT open courseware will keep you up to speed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Thermal Design! May 21, 2013
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I was in H.S. Lee's Advanced Thermal Design course when I bought this book. It is one of the few books I kept from my undergrad. It pulls in a great amount of thermal design theory and explains examples very well. This is definitely a graduate level book and requires an understanding of basic thermal dynamics
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