This book deals with a natural convective heat transfer situation of significant practical importance that has not been adequately dealt with in existing texts or widely available review papers: natural convective heat transfer from horizontal and near horizontal surfaces. The aim is to provide the reader with an understanding of past studies of natural convective heat transfer from horizontal surfaces and a more detailed review of contemporary studies. The more recent work deals with heat transfer from surfaces that have more complex shapes than previously considered, with heat transfer in situations in which laminar, transitional, and turbulent flow occur; in situations where the surface is inclined at a relatively small angle to the horizontal; and in situations where there is a covering surface above the heated surface. The authors further present methods for predicting heat transfer rates in all of the situations.
Considers situations where the surface from which the heat transfer is occurring has a complex shape and where the surface is inclined at a relatively small angle to the horizontal
Explains methods of predicting the heat transfer rates
Presents results for situations in which turbulent flow occurs
Offers detailed exploration and demonstrates its practical importance
Dr. Patrick Oosthuizen is Professor Emeritus, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. He received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an M.A.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. After teaching for several years at the University of Cape Town, Dr. Oosthuizen joined the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's University in Canada.
Dr. Abdulrahim Kalendar is Associate Professor at the College of Technological Studies, Kuwait in the Mechanical Power and Refrigeration Department where he has worked since 1999. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Kuwait University in 1998, obtained his M.Sc. degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, USA in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree from Queen's University, Canada in 2011.