12th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat Transfer and their Applications (Heat Transfer 2012)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012||End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2012|
Research and developments of simulation methods for solving and understanding heat transfer problems continue to be important because these topics are frequently of a complex nature and different mechanisms like heat conduction, convection, turbulence, thermal radiation and phase change may occur simultaneously. Typically, applications are found in heat exchangers, gas turbine cooling, turbulent combustions and fires, electronics cooling, melting and solidification etc. Heat transfer might be regarded as an established and mature scientific discipline, but it has played a major role in new application fields such as sustainable development and reduction of greenhouse gases as well as for micro- and nanoscale structures and biomedical-engineering. Of particular importance in the last two decades are applications pertaining to the radiofrequency and thermal dosimetry related to human exposure to non-ionising electromagnetic fields and consequent tissue heating.
In engineering design and development, reliable and accurate computational methods are requested to replace or complement expensive and time consuming experimental trial and error work. Tremendous advancements have been achieved during recent years due to improved simulation methods and computer developments to achieve efficient and rapid calculations. Accurate experimental investigations are of fundamental importance to validate the numerical calculations.
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) and Tallinn, Estonia in 2010.
Conference topics include;
* Heat exchangers
* Advances in computational methods
* Natural and forced convection and radiation
* Multiphase flow heat transfer
* Modelling and experiments
* Heat transfer in energy producing devices
* Bioheat transfer
* Heat recovery
* Advanced thermal materials
* Heat and mass transfer problems
* Radiofrequency and thermal dosimetry
* Heat transfer in therapeutic applications
Papers presented at Heat Transfer 2012 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (ISSN: 1746-4471, Digital ISSN: 1743-3533). The papers will also be archived online in the Wessex Institute eLibrary and delegates will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in one of the International Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.