Heat Transfer 2016 : 14th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat Transfer and its Applications
Call For Papers
Heat Transfer 2016 is the 14th conference in the well-established series on Simulation and Experiments in Heat Transfer and its Applications. The Heat Transfer conference started in Portsmouth, UK in 1988 followed by Milan, Italy (1992); Southampton, UK (1994); Udine, Italy (1996); Krakow, Poland (1998); Madrid, Spain(2000); Halkidiki, Greece (2002); Lisbon, Portugal (2004); New Forest, UK (2006); Maribor, Slovenia (2008); Tallinn, Estonia (2010); Split, Croatia (2012) and A Coruña, Spain (2014).
The objective of the series is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of advanced topics, new approaches and applications of innovative advanced computational methods and experimental measurements to heat and mass transfer problems. Heat transfer topics and related phenomena are commonly of a complex nature and different mechanisms like heat conduction, convection, turbulence, thermal radiation and phase change as well as chemical reactions may occur simultaneously. Typically, applications are found in heat exchangers, gas turbine cooling, turbulent combustion and fires, fuel cells, batteries, micro- and mini-channels, electronics cooling, melting and solidification, chemical processing, aerospace engineering etc.
Heat transfer might be regarded as an established and mature scientific discipline, but it has played a major role in new emerging areas such as sustainable development and reduction of greenhouse gases as well as for micro- and nano-scale structures, nano-fluids and bio-engineering. Non-linear phenomena besides the momentum transfer may occur due to temperature-dependent thermophysical properties. To analyse thermal processes and enable design and optimisation, advances in computational methods for solving and understanding heat transfer problems continue to be important. Engineering design and development require reliable and accurate computational methods to replace or complement expensive and time consuming experimental trial and error work. Tremendous advances have been achieved during recent years due to improved numerical
solution algorithms for non-linear partial differential equations, turbulence modelling and development of computers and computing algorithms to achieve efficient and rapid simulations by massive parallel computation.
Nevertheless, further progress in computational methods will require developments in theoretical and predictive procedures – both basic and innovative – and in applied research. Accurate experimental investigations with advanced instrumentation are needed to validate the numerical calculation procedures. Papers presented in the Heat Transfer conference series can be found in the Wessex Institute eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary).
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Heat Transfer 2016. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
Energy conversion devices
Heat transfer enhancements
Natural and forced convection
Multiphase flow heat transfer
Modelling and simulation
Heat and mass transfer problems
Heat transfer in nature
Renewable energy systems
Thermal electric devices
High temperature heat transfer