Heat Conduction, 5th Edition

Title: Heat Conduction, 5th Edition
Author: Carolina P. Naveira-Cotta, Sadik Kakac, Yaman Yener
ISBN: 1138943843 / 9781138943841
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 524
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2018
Availability: 45-60 days
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Heat Conduction, Fifth Edition, upholds its reputation as the leading text in the field for graduate students, and as a resource for practicing engineers. The text begins with fundamental concepts, introducing the governing equation of heat conduction, and progresses through solutions for one-dimensional conduction, orthogonal functions, Fourier series and transforms, and multi-dimensional problems. Integral equations, Laplace transforms, finite difference numerical methods, and variational formulations are then covered. A systematic derivation of the analytical solution of heat conduction problems in heterogeneous media, introducing a more general approach based on the integral transform method, has been added in this new edition, along with new and revised problems, and complete problem solutions for instructors.

  • Introduces fundamental concepts, based around the governing equation of heat conduction
  • Progresses from one-dimensional conduction to multi-dimensional concepts and applications
  • Presents integral equations, Laplace transforms, finite difference methods, and variational formulations
  • Covers heat conduction with local heat sources, and heat conduction involving phase change
  • Includes new coverage of conductive heat transfer in heterogeneous media through the integral transform method


Chapter 1 : Foundations of Heat Transfer
Chapter 2 : General Heat Conduction Equation
Chapter 3 : One-Dimensional Steady-State Heat Conduction
Chapter 4 : The Sturm-Liouville Theory and Fourier Expansions
Chapter 5 : Steady-State Two- and Three-Dimensional Heat Conduction : Solutions with Separation of Variables
Chapter 6 : Unsteady-State Heat Conduction : Solutions with Separation of Variables
Chapter 7 : Solutions with Integral Transforms
Chapter 8 : Solutions with Laplace Transforms
Chapter 9 : Heat Conduction with Local Heat Sources
Chapter 10 : Further Analytical Methods of Solution
Chapter 11 : Heat Conduction Involving Phase Change
Chapter 12 : Numerical Solutions
Chapter 13 : Heat Conduction in Heterogeneous Media

Appendix A : Thermophysical Properties
Appendix B : Bessel Functions
Appendix C : Error Function
Appendix D : Laplace Transforms
Appendix E : Exponential Integral Functions