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Thermofluid Modeling for Energy Efficiency Applications

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Thermofluid Modeling for Sustainable Energy Applications provides a collection of the most recent, cutting-edge developments in the application of fluid mechanics modeling to energy systems and energy efficient technology.

Each chapter introduces relevant theories alongside detailed, real-life case studies that demonstrate the value of thermofluid modeling and simulation as an integral part of the engineering process.

Research problems and modeling solutions across a range of energy efficiency scenarios are presented by experts, helping users build a sustainable engineering knowledge base.

The text offers novel examples of the use of computation fluid dynamics in relation to hot topics, including passive air cooling and thermal storage. It is a valuable resource for academics, engineers, and students undertaking research in thermal engineering.



  • Includes contributions from experts in energy efficiency modeling across a range of engineering fields
  • Places thermofluid modeling and simulation at the center of engineering design and development, with theory supported by detailed, real-life case studies
  • Features hot topics in energy and sustainability engineering, including thermal storage and passive air cooling
  • Provides a valuable resource for academics, engineers, and students undertaking research in thermal engineering

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of Contributors
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1. Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Earth Pipe Cooling with Horizontal Piping System
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Earth Pipe Cooling Technology
    3. 1.3 Green Roof System
    4. 1.4 Experimental Design and Measurement
    5. 1.5 Model Description
    6. 1.6 Results and Discussion
    7. 1.7 Conclusion
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. References
  8. Chapter 2. Thermal Efficiency Modeling in a Subtropical Data Center
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 CFD Modeling of Data Center
    3. 2.3 Data Center Description
    4. 2.4 Results and Discussion
    5. 2.5 CRAC Performance
    6. 2.6 Conclusions and Recommendations
    7. Nomenclature
    8. References
  9. Chapter 3. Natural Convection Heat Transfer in the Partitioned Attic Space
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Problem Formulation
    3. 3.3 Numerical Approach and Validation
    4. 3.4 Results and Discussions
    5. 3.5 Conclusions
    6. References
  10. Chapter 4. Application of Nanofluid in Heat Exchangers for Energy Savings
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Types of Nanoparticles and Nanofluid Preparation
    3. 4.3 Application of Nanofluid in Heat Exchangers
    4. 4.4 Physical Model and Boundary Values
    5. 4.5 Governing Equations
    6. 4.6 Thermal and Fluid Dynamic Analysis
    7. 4.7 Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluid
    8. 4.8 Numerical Method
    9. 4.9 Code Validation
    10. 4.10 Grid Independence Test
    11. 4.11 Results and Discussions
    12. 4.12 Case Study for a Typical Heat Exchanger
    13. 4.13 Conclusions
    14. Nomenclature
    15. References
  11. Chapter 5. Effects of Perforation Geometry on the Heat Transfer Performance of Extended Surfaces
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Problem Description
    3. 5.3 Governing Equations
    4. 5.4 Numerical Model Formulation
    5. 5.5 Results and Discussions
    6. 5.6 Conclusions
    7. References
  12. Chapter 6. Numerical Study of Flow Through a Reducer for Scale Growth Suppression
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 The Bayer Process
    3. 6.3 Fundamentals of Scaling
    4. 6.4 Particle Deposition Mechanisms
    5. 6.5 Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Scale Growth and Suppression
    6. 6.6 Target Model
    7. 6.7 Numerical Method
    8. 6.8 Grid Independence Test
    9. 6.9 Results and Discussion
    10. 6.10 Conclusions
    11. Nomenclature
    12. References
  13. Chapter 7. Parametric Analysis of Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency in Building in Subtropical Climate
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Climate Condition
    3. 7.3 Envelope Construction
    4. 7.4 Simulation Principles
    5. 7.5 Results and Analysis
    6. 7.6 Conclusions
    7. References
  14. Chapter 8. Residential Building Wall Systems: Energy Efficiency and Carbon Footprint
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Design Patterns of Australian Houses
    3. 8.3 House Wall Systems
    4. 8.4 Energy Star Rating and Thermal Performance Modeling Tools
    5. 8.5 Results
    6. 8.6 Discussion
    7. 8.7 Concluding Remarks
    8. References
  15. Chapter 9. Cement Kiln Process Modeling to Achieve Energy Efficiency by Utilizing Agricultural Biomass as Alternative Fuels
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Cement Manufacturing Process
    3. 9.3 Alternative Fuels
    4. 9.4 Agricultural Biomass
    5. 9.5 Model Development and Validation
    6. 9.6 Simulation Results and Discussion
    7. 9.7 Conclusion
    8. References
  16. Chapter 10. Modeling and Simulation of Heat and Mass Flow by ASPEN HYSYS for Petroleum Refining Process in Field Application
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Heating Furnace
    3. 10.3 Distillation Unit
    4. 10.4 Simulation and Optimization of the Refining Processes
    5. 10.5 Conclusion
    6. References
  17. Chapter 11. Modeling of Solid and Bio-Fuel Combustion Technologies
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 Different Carbon Capture Technologies
    3. 11.3 Status of Coal/Biomass Combustion Technology
    4. 11.4 Modeling of Coal/Biomass Combustion
    5. 11.5 Modeling of Packed Bed Combustion
    6. 11.6 Modeling of Slagging in Combustion
    7. 11.7 Example A: Lab-Scale Modeling for Coal Combustion
    8. 11.8 Example B: Lab-Scale Modeling for Coal/Biomass Co-Firing
    9. 11.9 Conclusion
    10. Nomenclature
    11. References
  18. Chapter 12. Ambient Temperature Rise Consequences for Power Generation in Australia
    1. 12.1 Introduction
    2. 12.2 Overall Impact on Power Generation in Australia
    3. 12.3 Reduction of Power Generation Efficiency in Australia from 2030 to 2100
    4. 12.4 Concluding Remarks
    5. References
  19. Index