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Solving various thermal spreading and contact resistance problems in the field

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Applying thermal spreading and contact resistance can help solve problems across a variety of engineering fields.

Thermal Spreading and Contact Resistance: Fundamentals and Applications provides key information that engineers need to know to understand thermal spreading and contact resistance and includes numerous predictive models for determining thermal spreading resistance and contact conductance of mechanical joints and interfaces.

The book is written by two leading experts Dr. Yuri Muzychka, an engineering professor at Memorial, and Dr. M. Michael Yovanovich, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo.

Thermal Spreading and Contact Resistance: Fundamentals and Applications includes information on the following:

  • Contact conductance, mass transfer, transport from super-hydrophobic surfaces, droplet/surface phase change problems, and tribology applications such as sliding surfaces and roller bearings
  • Heat transfer in micro-devices and thermal spreaders, orthotropic systems, and multi-source applications for electronics thermal management applications
  • Fundamental principles, thermal spreading in isotropic half-space regions, circular flux tubes and disc spreaders, and rectangular flux channels and compound spreaders
  • Systems with non-uniform sink plane conductance, transient spreading resistance, and contact resistance between both non-conforming and conforming rough surfaces

An essential resource

Providing comprehensive coverage of the subject, Thermal Spreading and Contact Resistance: Fundamentals and Applications is an essential resource for mechanical, aerospace and chemical engineers working on research in the fields of heat transfer, thermal management of electronics, and tribology, as well as thermal engineers and researchers in the field of thermal physics.

About the authors

Dr. Muzychka is a mechanical engineering professor at Memorial University. He is a fellow of ASME, CSME and the Engineering Institute of Canada and has published more than 250 journal and conference proceedings papers, in addition to three handbook chapters.

Dr. Yovanovich is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of ASME, CSME, AIAA, AAAS, and RSC. He has published seven handbook chapters and over 350 journal and conference proceedings papers and has given more than 150 keynote lectures.

Thermal Spreading and Contact Resistance: Fundamentals and Applications is published by Wiley and available online.

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