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Heat Transfer Modelling Using COMSOL From Slab to Radial Fin Book CoverHeat Transfer Modelling Using COMSOL

From Slab to Radial Fin

Layla S. Mayboudi, PhD

ISBN: 9781683921721
Pub Date:  September 2018
Specs: 7 x 9   Hardcover
Pages: 200
Price: $54.95


Fins have been used historically as reliable design features for thermal management, which continues to be an important problem in engineering today. This book develops heat transfer models for progressively complex fin designs. Mathematicians, engineers, and analysts may equally benefit from the content as it provides the reader with numerical and analytical tools to approach general and thermal management heat transfer problems. The main focus is on the COMSOL® Multiphysics Heat Transfer module; however, the fundamentals may be applied to other commercial packages such as ANSYS® and Abaqus™. The content can be utilized in a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, and electrical, etc.



1: Heat Transfer through the Ages. 2: Extended Surfaces. 3: Conservation of Energy. 4: Finite Element Analysis. 5: Sensitivity Analysis. 6: Fin Geometries. 7: COMSOL Multiphysics-Extended Surfaces: Thermal Case Study. 8: Fin with Rectangular Cross Section. 9: Fin with Circular Cross Section.10: Side-Rectangular Fin with Triangular Cross Section. 11: Side-Triangular Fin with Rectangular Cross Section. 12: Side-Concave Fin with Rectangular Cross Section. 13: Side-Convex Fin with Rectangular Cross Section. 14: Side-Concave-Trapezoidal Fin with Rectangular Cross Section. 15: Pin Fin with Circular Cross Section. 16: Radial Fin with Hyperbolic Profile. 17: Webbed Radial Fin with Hyperbolic Profile (Duckling Radial Fin). 18: Forced Convective Webbed Radial Fin with Hyperbolic Profile (Not the Ugly Ducking). 19: Mathematical Methods to Solve Heat and Wave Problems. 20: Lean Six Sigma Implementation. 21: Good Practices. 22: Case Studies: FEM Models and Applications. Appendices. Index.


Layla S. Mayboudi holds a PhD from Queen's University (Canada) in mechanical engineering with a thermofluids specialization.  Her specialties include heat transfer modelling and validation, thermal imaging, thermal management, flow optimization, process improvement (Black Belt Lean Six Sigma), and mechanical test management.  She has published journal articles and has several years of experience in the aerospace and rail transportation industries.