The authors cover one-dimensional, steady-state conduction
heat transfer; lumped capacity transient heat transfer; transient conduction with spatial gradients; single-phase convection heat transfer; and many other related subjects.
Rubinsky, "Evolutionary-genetic algorithm for solving 2-D steady-state conduction
problems," Numerical Heat Transfer B, vol.
The topics are basic concepts and definitions, conduction heat transfer, one-dimensional steady-state conduction
, unsteady heat conduction, convection heat transfer, radiation heat transfer, mass transfer, boiling and condensation, and heat exchangers.
Consider the steady-state conduction
of heat in the two dimensional domain shown in Fig.
They cover concepts and mechanisms of heat flow, basic equations of conduction, steady-state conduction
with and without heat generation, heat transfer from extended surfaces, transient heat conduction, principles of convection, external and internal flow, natural convection, condensation and boiling, properties and processes of thermal radiation, radiation exchange between surfaces, heat exchangers, mass transfer, and experiments in engineering heat transfer.
While steady-state conduction
can be modeled as a simple linear problem, heat transfer is fundamentally nonlinear.