About this Research Topic
Efficient heat and mass transfer rate is key to any thermal system. In order to make a thermal system efficient and compact, the heat and mass transfer rate needs to be enhanced without any adverse effects. This Research Topic focuses on discovering and highlighting different methodologies, processes, and techniques for improving heat and mass transfer within thermal systems. Analytical, numerical, and experimental papers are welcome. This collection aims to provide a platform for researchers to exchange novel advances in this research area.
The scope of this Research Topic encompasses the latest advances in heat and mass transfer, and the applications of these advances to the efficient design of thermal systems. Research works focused on the following heat transfer enhancement methods (that exploit mainly passive techniques) are particularly welcome:
• Porous media
• Artificial roughness
• Heat pipes
• Micro and/or macro channels
Other topics of interest include, but are not limited to, advancements in the following:
• Non-equilibrium and not fully stable media, including mini and/or micro systems
• Conductive heat transfer
• Convective heat transfer
• Radiative heat transfer
• Conjugate heat transfer
• Non-fourier heat transfer
• Numerical analysis
All manuscript types are welcome.
Keywords: mass transfer, heat transfer, conduction, convection, heat exchanger, radiation, solar thermal collector, non-fourier heat transfer, conjugate heat transfer, thermal systems, experimental techniques, numerical techniques
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