Aim & Scope
The "Developments in Heat Transfer" book Series publishes state-of-the-art books and provides valuable contributions to the literature in the field of heat transfer. The overall aim of the Series is to present books dealing with recent advances in heat transfer from both academic researchers and engineers in industry, and bring them to the attention of the international community. Research and development in heat transfer is of significant importance to many branches of technology, not least in energy technology. Developments include new, efficient heat exchangers, novel heat transfer equipment as well as the introduction of systems of heat exchangers in industrial processes. Application areas include heat recovery in the chemical and process industries, and buildings and dwelling houses where heat transfer plays a major role. Heat exchange combined with heat storage is also a methodology for improving the energy efficiency in industry, while cooling in gas turbine systems and combustion engines is another important area of heat transfer research. To progress developments within the field both basic and applied research is needed. Advances in numerical solution methods of partial differential equations, high-speed, efficient and cheap computers, advanced experimental methods using LDV (laser-doppler-velocimetry), PIV (particle-image-velocimetry) and image processing of thermal pictures of liquid crystals, have all led to dramatic advances during recent years in the solution and investigation of complex problems within the field. The aims of the Series are achieved by contributions to the volumes from invited authors only. This is backed by an internationally recognised Editorial Board who represent much of the active research worldwide. Volumes in the Series include the following topics: Compact Heat Exchangers, Engineering Heat Transfer Phenomena, Fins and Fin Systems, Condensation, Materials Processing, Gas Turbine Cooling, Electronics Cooling, Combustion-Related Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer in Gas-Solid Flows, Thermal Radiation, the Boundary Element Method in Heat Transfer, Phase Change Problems, Heat Transfer in Micro-Devices, Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchangers, Turbulent Convective Heat Transfer in Ducts, Enhancement of Heat Transfer and other selected topics.