Preface List of Figures List of Tables Symbols Notations 1 Introduction 1.1 Background 1.2 Organization of the book 1.3 Closure 2 Review of literature 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Experimental investigations on PCM based composite heat sinks 2.3 Numerical studies on PCM based _nned heat sinks 2.4 Optimization studies on PCM based _nned heat sinks 2.5 Thermosyphon assisted melting of PCM 2.6 Scope and objectives of the present study 2.7 Closure 3 Characterization of PCM And TCEs 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Selection of phase change material 3.3 Thermal conductivity enhancer(TCE) 3.4 Closure 4 Experimental Setup and Instrumentation 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Uncertainty analysis 4.3 Instrumentation for experimentation 4.4 Instrumentation for wireless temperature experiments on rotating heat sinks 4.5 Closure 5 Experimental Investigations on 72 Pin Fin Heat Sink with Discrete Heating 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Experimental setup and procedure 5.3 Results and discussion 5.4 Heat transfer correlations 5.5 Engineering usefulness of the correlation 5.6 Heat loss during experiments 5.7 Sensible and latent heat accumulation for pin _n heat sink subject to discrete non uniform heating 5.8 Conclusions 5.9 Closure 6 Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms For 72 Pin Fin Heat Sinks 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Application of multi objective optimization algorithms 6.3 Experimental results for 72 pin heat sinks with discrete heating 6.4 Artificial Neural Network 6.5 Optimization of discrete heat input of 72 pin _n heat sinks 6.6 Goal programming 6.7 Results obtained with Non dominated sorting genetic algorithm- NSGA-II 6.8 Particle swarm optimization 6.9 Brute-Force search 6.10 Clustering of Pareto solutions 6.11 Discussion 6.12 Conclusions 6.13 Closure 7 Multi-Objective Geometric Optimization of a PCM Based Matrix Type Composite Heat Sink 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Experimental setup 7.3 Charging and discharging cycles 7.4 Baseline comparison of heat sink with PCM to that of heat sink without PCM 7.5 Numerical Model 7.6 Optimization 7.7 Conclusions 7.8 Closure 8 Experimental Investigation on Melting And Solidification of Phase Change Material Based Cylindrical Heat Sinks 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Experimental setup 8.3 Heat loss during experiments 8.4 Results and discussion 8.5 Numerical analysis 8.6 Engineering perspective of the cylindrical heat sink configurations 8.7 Conclusions 8.8 Closure 9 Thermosyphon Assisted Melting of PCM Inside A Rectangular Enclosure :A Synergistic Numerical Approach 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Physical model 9.3 Numerical procedure 9.4 Validation 9.5 Results and discussion 9.6 Conclusions 9.7 closure 10 Conclusions and Scope for Future Work 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Major conclusions of the present study 10.3 Suggestions for future work 10.4 Closure Bibliography
Srikanth Rangarajan is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the State University of New York, Binghamton, NY. He has 7 papers published in international journals. He has also presented 6 papers in international conferences and has 1 patent filed from his doctoral research work. C. Balaji is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India. He is the Editor - in - Chief of International Journal of Thermal Sciences.