Biomedical engineering notes – Thermo fluid dynamics

Heat conduction. The heat diffusion equation. Boundary and initial conditions. Steady-state and transient conduction. The finite difference method applied to the heat equation. Forced convection. The velocity and thermal boundary layers. The convection coefficient. Laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensionless groups of forced convection. Heat transfer correlations in external and internal flows. Free convection: physical consideration and governing equations. The dimensionless groups of free convection. The effects of turbulence. Heat transfer correlations. Heat exchangers. Heat exchangers types. Design and performance calculations. Fundamentals of heat transfer in boiling and condensation. Heat transfer by radiation. Processes and properties. Radiation exchange between surfaces. Radiation exchange with participating media.


Biomedical engineering notes

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