Solving Direct and Inverse Heat Conduction Problems
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Professor Jan Taler is a director of the Department of Process and Power Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Krakow University of Technology. He has lectures on heat transfer processes and thermal power plants at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Computer and Electrical Engineering. His research interests mainly lie in heat transfer, inverse heat conduction problems and monitoring of thermal stresses, which arise during the operations of energy installations and machinery. The results of his research on heat transfer, thermal stresses, optimum heating and cooling of solids and measuring of heat flux were published in well-known international journals, such as Transactions of the ASME, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Heat and Mass Transfer, Forschung im Ingenieurwessen, Brennstoff-Warme-Kraft, VGB Kraftwerkstechnik and VGB Power Tech.
Professor Taler was a research fellow of DAAD in Germany and of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Stuttgart. He is also a member of the Committee of Combustion and Thermodynamics at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is also the author of over 200 publications and 5 monographies, including three in German language. He has received Siemens Award for his achievements in scientific research, the Award of the Minister of Education and the Award of the Rector of the Krakow University of Technology.
Dr. Piotr Duda is an associate professor at the Department of Process and Power Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Krakow University of Technology. Between 1997-1998, he was a research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Between 2002-2003, he was a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has published over 50 articles on heat transfer problems, thermal stresses and numerical methods both at home and abroad.
This book is devoted to the concept of simple and inverse heat conduction problems. The process of solving direct problems is based on the tempera ture determination when initial and boundary conditions are known, while the solving of inverse problems is based on the search for boundary condi tions when temperature properties are known, provided that temperature is the function of time, at the selected inner points of a body. In the first part of the book (Chaps. 1-5), we have discussed theoretical basis for thermal conduction in solids, motionless liquids and liquids that move in time. In the second part of the book, (Chapters 6-26), we have discussed at great length different engineering problems, which we have presented together with the proposed solutions in the form of theoretical and mathematical examples. It was our intention to acquaint the reader in a step-by-step fashion with all the mathematical derivations and solutions to some of the more significant transient and steady-state heat conduction problems with respect to both, the movable and immovable heat sources and the phenomena of melting and freezing. Lots of attention was paid to non-linear problems. The methods for solving heat conduction problems, i. e. the exact and approximate analytical methods and numerical methods, such as the finite difference method, the finite volume method, the finite element method and the boundary element method are discussed in great detail. Aside from algorithms, applicable computational programs, written in a FORTRAN language, were given.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
; April 2010
889 pages; ISBN 9783540334712Read online
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Title: Solving Direct and Inverse Heat Conduction Problems
Author: Jan Taler; Piotr Duda
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"The present book is devoted to direct and inverse heat conduction problems. … The methods for solving problems involved with welding and laser technology are also discussed in great detail. The present book is addressed to undergraduate and PhD students of mechanical, power, process and environment engineering. … it can also serve as a reference book to be used by nuclear, industrial and civil engineers." (Lubomira Softova, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1122 (24), 2007)