HANDBOOK OF HEAT TRANSFER
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Since the publication of the second edition of Handbook of Heat Transfer, there have been
many new and exciting developments in the field, covering both fundamentals and applica-
tions. As the role of technology has grown, so too has the importance of heat transfer engi-
neering. For example, in the industrial sector heat transfer concerns are critical to the design
of practically every process. The same is true of such vitally important areas as energy pro-
duction, conversion, and the expanding field of environmental controls. In the generation of
electrical power, whether by nuclear fission or combustion of fossil fuels, innumerable prob-
lems remain to be solved. Similarly, further miniaturization of advanced computers is limited
by the capability of removing the heat generated in the microprocessors. Heat transfer prob-
lems at the macro scale, as exemplified by global warming, also offer tremendous challenges.
As technology advances, engineers are constantly confronted by the need to maximize or
minimize heat transfer rates while at the same time maintaining system integrity. The upper
and lower boundariesmsystem size, pressure, and temperature–are constantly expanding,
confronting the heat transfer engineer with new design challenges.
In preparing this third edition, the goal of the editors was to provide, in a single volume,
up-to-date information needed by practicing engineers to deal with heat transfer problems
encountered in their daily work. This new edition of the handbook contains information
essential for design engineers, consultants, research engineers, university professors, students,
and technicians involved with heat transfer technology.