Multiscale Thermal Transport in Energy Systems


Yuwen Zhang, PhD (Editor)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Ya-Ling He (Editor)
School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000

During energy utilization and conversion, thermal energy is either an intermediate product or a byproduct; that is, thermal transport plays a critical role on efficiency, reliability, and safety of the energy systems. Recent development in nanotechnologies enabled significant improvement of the thermal energy storage performance, fuel cell, battery and thermoelectric devices. To meet the ever increasing challenges posed by energy systems, innovative and transformative measures must be taken to significantly improve the performance of these devices. Such measures will not be possible without a thorough understanding of thermal transport at molecular, nano-and microscale levels because physical phenomena occurring at the molecular, nano- and microscale will have profound effects on the performance at the system level. Understanding of multiscale thermal transport in the energy system is essential to improve their performance. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Boiling and Evaporation on Micro/Nano-Engineered Surfaces
Xianming Dai, Mehdi Famouri and Chen Li (University of South Carolina, USA)

Chapter 2. Multiscale Modeling of Nanostructure-enhanced Thin Film Evaporation
Han Hu and Ying Sun (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, USA)

Chapter 3. Multi-Length Scale Thermal Simulations of GaN-on-SiC High Electron Mobility Transistors
Qing Hao, Hongbo Zhao and Yue Xiao (University of Arizona, USA)

Chapter 4. Coupling Scheme of Lattice Boltzmann Method and Finite Volume Method for Multiscale Numerical Simulation
Ya-Ling He and Zi-Xiang Tong (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Chapter 5. A Unified Diffusive-Nondiffusive Two Parameter Heat Conduction Model
Zhengxian Qu and Yanbao Ma (University of California, Merced, USA)

Chapter 6. Multiscale Thermal Diode and Switch for Advanced Thermal Management Systems
Gisuk Hwang and Tadeh Avanessian (Wichita State University, USA)

Chapter 7. Molecular dynamics-continuum hybrid simulation method and applications
Jie Sun (Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Chapter 8. Coupling Finite Type Method and the lattice Boltzmann method for multiple physicochemical processes
Li Chen, Yu-Tong Mu, Hui-Bao Luan, Qinjun Kang, Ya-Ling He, and Wen-Quan Tao (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and others)

Chapter 9. Hybrid LBM-FVM and LBM-MCM Methods for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation
Zheng Li, Mo Yang and Yuwen Zhang (University of Missouri, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. Micro-scale Thermal Transport in Gas Turbine Ceramic Coatings
Patrick F. Mensah and Stephen Akwaboa (Southern University and A&M College, USA)


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