Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Mathematical Methods for Heat Transfer and Thermodynamic Analysis of Conductive, Convective, and Radiative Media


Status
Published

Lead Editor

1City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

3University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada


Mathematical Methods for Heat Transfer and Thermodynamic Analysis of Conductive, Convective, and Radiative Media

Description

The rapidly growing needs for energy and their associated environmental problems have led to the formation of most challenging issue facing human civilization. This has massively signified the role of energy analysis and optimization in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Further, the recent advancement in manufacturing of small scale devices and introduction of synthetic materials has added new dimensions to energy analysis. Historically, thermal energy analysis included first law investigations or heat transfer analyses. Over the last two decades, it was demonstrated that such analyses could be lacking and do not provide a complete picture for many applications. Hence, combined first and second law analyses were conducted mostly on convective systems. More recently, the problems which chiefly involve conduction in complex media, such as porous or multilayer media, started to attract attention of the research community. This class of problems is essential in a number of applications including energy systems, energy storage, underground reservoirs, and micro- and nanoscale manufacturing. Optimization of combined conduction, convection, and radiation of heat and the resultant generation of entropy in these applications introduces a very rich and mostly unexplored problem. This special issue focuses on the mathematical aspects of such problem. Contributions from both analytical and numerical sides are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel analytical and numerical methods for first and second law analysis
  • Application of computational fluid dynamics to combined first and second law analysis
  • Application of the theory of optimization to second law analysis
  • Mathematical aspects of non-Fourier conduction and inverse conduction
  • Mathematical modelling of phase change heat transfer and entropy generation
  • Mathematical modelling of heat transfer and entropy generation in porous media

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8074924
  • - Editorial

Mathematical Methods for Heat Transfer and Thermodynamic Analysis of Conductive, Convective, and Radiative Media

Mohsen Torabi | Nader Karimi | Shohel Mahmud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6257071
  • - Research Article

Influence of Thermal Radiation on Unsteady MHD Free Convection Flow of Jeffrey Fluid over a Vertical Plate with Ramped Wall Temperature

Nor Athirah Mohd Zin | Ilyas Khan | Sharidan Shafie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2649383
  • - Research Article

Heat Transfer Characteristics of Calcined Petroleum Coke in Waste Heat Recovery Process

Bin Zheng | Yongqi Liu | ... | Ruiyang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 258016
  • - Research Article

Effect of Fluctuating Surface Heat and Mass Flux on Natural Convection Flow along a Vertical Flat Plate

Sharmina Hussain | Nepal C. Roy | ... | Suvash C. Saha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 805641
  • - Research Article

Numerical Solution of Heat Transfer Process in PCM Storage Using Tau Method

B. Heydari | F. Talati
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 350403
  • - Research Article

On Modified Algorithm for Fourth-Grade Fluid

Farah Jabeen Awan | Asif Mehmood | ... | Saleh M. Hassan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 637852
  • - Research Article

Determination of One Unknown Thermal Coefficient through a Mushy Zone Model with a Convective Overspecified Boundary Condition

Andrea N. Ceretani | Domingo A. Tarzia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 870380
  • - Research Article

Study on Engineering Design and Cost Performance of Borehole Heat Exchangers

Lei Yu | Jiemin Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 738207
  • - Research Article

Simulation and Optimization of Air-Cooled PEMFC Stack for Lightweight Hybrid Vehicle Application

Jingming Liang | Zefeng Wu
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate26%
Submission to final decision70 days
Acceptance to publication37 days
CiteScore1.800
Impact Factor1.009
 Submit

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. Any author submitting a COVID-19 paper should notify us at help@hindawi.com to ensure their research is fast-tracked and made available on a preprint server as soon as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted articles related to COVID-19. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.