Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Third Edition: with MATLAB® Applications provides systematic and efficient approaches to the design of thermal systems, which are of interest in a wide range of applications. It presents basic concepts and procedures for conceptual design, problem formulation, modeling, simulation, design evaluation, achieving feasible design, and optimization. Emphasizing modeling and simulation, with experimentation for physical insight and model validation, the third edition covers the areas of material selection, manufacturability, economic aspects, sensitivity, genetic and gradient search methods, knowledge-based design methodology, uncertainty, and other aspects that arise in practical situations. This edition features many new and revised examples and problems from diverse application areas and more extensive coverage of analysis and simulation with MATLAB®.

chapter 1|36 pages


chapter 2|60 pages

Basic Considerations in Design

chapter 3|66 pages

Modeling of Thermal Systems

chapter 4|72 pages

Numerical Modeling and Simulation

chapter 6|36 pages

Economic Considerations

chapter 7|34 pages

Problem Formulation for Optimization

chapter 8|30 pages

Lagrange Multipliers

chapter 9|36 pages

Search Methods