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Thermal-FluidsPedia covers all branches of thermal and fluid science and engineering, as well as related computational and experimental techniques. To find articles of interest, please click the topics below. Alternatively, you can also use the Table of Contents or search engines on the left to find topics of interest.

  1. Basics, Governing Equations, Heat Conduction, Convective Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Porous media, Radiation, Micro- and Nanocroscale Heat Transfer
  1. History of thermodynamics, Fundamentals of Energy, Basics of Thermodynamics, Pressure, Temperature, Heat, Internal Energy, Work, Thermodynamics Cycle, First Law of Thermodynamics, Molecular Level Presentation, Properties of pure substances, Equilibrium Criteria for Pure Substances, Maxwell Relations, Closed Systems with Compositional Change, Stability Criteria, System with Chemical Reactions, Second law of thermodynamics, Entropy, Carnot Cycle, Heat Engine, Heat Pump, Thermoelectric Cooling, Irreversibility, availability and energy, Power and refrigeration systems, Thermodynamic property relations, Mixtures and solutions, Chemical reactions, Phase and chemical equilibrium, Thermodynamics of compressible flow, Fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics, Distribution functions and thermodynamics of Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Gases
  1. Basics, Viscosity, Newtonian fluid, Boundary layer, Fluid statics, Dimensional analysis and similarities, Governing Equations, Navier-Stokes equations, Viscous Fluid Flow, Compressible flow, Internal incompressible viscous flow, External incompressible viscous flow, Flow in open channels, Turbomachinery, Laminar boundary layer flows, Turbulent boundary layer flows, Compressible boundary layer flows
  1. Basics, Heat of Combustion, Fundamentals of chemical kinetics, Types of combustion, Fuels, Conservation equations for multicomponent reacting systems, Transport phenomena in combustion, Flame, Detonation and deflagration waves of premixed gases, Premixed laminar flames, Gaseous diffusion flames, Combustion of liquid fuel droplets, Instability, Turbulent flames, Combustion in two-phase flow systems, Chemically reacting boundary-layer flows, Ignition, Internal combustion engine, Gas turbine combustion
  1. Basics, Governing Equations, Interfacial Phenomena, Melting and Solidification, Sublimation and Vapor Deposition, Condensation, Evaporation, Boiling, Two-Phase Flow, Porous Pedia
  1. Basics, Discretization methods, Conduction/Diffusion Problems, Convection-Diffusion Problems, Solution of flow field, Turbulent flow and heat transfer, Grid generation, Phase Change Problems, Interface and Free Surface Problems, Large Eddy Simulation, Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes Equations, Inverse Heat Transfer Problems, Monte Carlo methods, Lattice Boltzmann Model, Molecular dynamic simulation, Direct Numerical Simulation
  1. Fundamentals of turbulence, External turbulent flow/heat transfer, Internal turbulent flow, Integral Solution for Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection, Turbulent Film Condensation, Turbulent Falling Film Evaporation
  1. Basic, Motion and dimensional, Force and Torque, Pressure, Flow, Temperature, Transport Properties, Optical techniques, Data and error analysis, Data acquisition and processing
  1. Solids, Gas and Liquids at Atmospheric Pressure, Phase Change Materials, Liquid-Vapor at Saturation, Mass Transfer Properties, Radiation Properties
  1. Energy: Past, Present, and Future, Mechanical Energy, Wind Energy, Hydro Energy, Thermal Energy, Biomass Energy, Fossil Fuels, Air Pollution from Combustion Sources, Geothermal Energy, Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Radiation, Electricity, Transportation, Economics of Energy, Economics of the Environment, A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future, Abbreviations and Acronyms, Glossary
  1. Energy storage, Thermal manufacturing, Biomedical engineering, Electronics cooling, Heat pipes, Fuel cells
  1. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology, Security

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