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Leading heat & mass transfer scientist John Thome publishes Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of 2-phase heat transfer & flow in 2 sets

World Scientific


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Leading heat and mass transfer scientist John R Thome has published his latest twin-set "Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I - Fundamentals and Methods" and "Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II - Special Topics and Applications" with World Scientific.

The Encyclopedia series of a total of 8 volumes (4 for each set) presents a very detailed and up-to-date reference for researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of mechanical, refrigeration, chemical, nuclear and electronics engineering on the important topic of two-phase heat transfer and two-phase flow.

The scope of the first set of 4 volumes presents the fundamentals of the two-phase flows and heat transfer mechanisms, and describes in detail the most important prediction methods, while the scope of the second set of 4 volumes presents numerous special topics and numerous applications, also including numerical simulation methods.

Extensive coverage is given to applications involving: multi-microchannel evaporator cold plates for electronics cooling, boiling on enhanced tubes and tube bundles, flow pattern based methods for predicting boiling and condensation inside horizontal tubes, pressure drop methods for singularies (U-bends and contractions), boiling in multiport tubes, and boiling and condensation in plate heat exchangers. These chapters include the latest methods for predicting not only local heat transfer coefficients but also pressure drops.

Containing authored books and thorough state-of-the-art reviews on many basic and special topics, such as numerical modeling of two-phase heat transfer and adiabatic bubbly and slug flows, the unified annular flow boiling model, flow pattern maps, condensation and boiling theories, new emerging topics, etc., this reference set will be of great interest to researchers, academics and students alike.

The first volume of the first set is Modeling of Gas Liquid Flow in Pipes, authored by Yehuda Taitel and Dvora Barnea who address basic definitions of two-phase flow parameters, hydrodynamic models based on flow patterns, flow pattern transition, the two fluid model, drift flux model, flow in parallel pipes, flooding and flow reversal.

The second volume of the first set, Condensation Heat Transfer authored by Srinivas Garimella and Brian M Fronks introduces condensation heat transfer, deals with direct-contact condensation, dropwise condensation, external film condensation, internal flow condensation, mini- and microchannel condensation, condensation of mixtures with condensable and non-condensable constituents, and enhancement of condensation heat transfer.

The third volume of the first set, Flow Boiling in Macro and Microchannels authored by John R Thome and Andrea Cioncolini introduces two-phase flow and boiling in channels, as well as two-phase flow pattern maps for macro- and micro-channels. The volume will also deal with other topics like void fraction, entrained liquid fraction in annular two-phase flow, two-phase pressure drop, forced convective boiling, critical heat flux in convective boiling, and unified modeling suite for annular flow.

The fourth volume of the first set, Special Topics in Pool and Flow Boiling, comprises special topics on pool and flow boiling and is authored by ME Poniewski, S Ho?ejowska, R Kaniowski, B Maciejewska, R Pastuszko, M Piasecka and TM Wójcik. It will deal with enhanced pool boiling heat transfer on novel combined micro-structured surfaces, hysteresis phenomena in pool boiling on micro-structured surfaces, flow boiling in minichannels, heat transfer and pressure drop in minichanels with microstructured surface and various spatial orientation, and numerical analysis of boiling two-phase flow in mini- and microchannels.

The first volume of the second set deals with special topics in boiling in microchannels, and is a compilation of chapters from different authors, including: novel micro/nanoscale configurations to enhance flow boiling in microchannels by Fanghao Yang and Chen Li; evaporation, dynamics and interface deformations in thin liquid films sheared by gas in a microchannel by O A Kabov, V V Kuznetsov and Yu O Kabova; boiling heat transfer enhancement at the microscale by Yoav Peles; multi-microchannel evaporators: flow stabilization and mapping for safe operation by Sylwia Szczukiewicz and John R Thome; dynamic modeling of on-chip two-phase cooling system with multiple micro-evaporators in parallel flow by Nicolas Lamaison, Jackson B. Marcinichen and John R Thome. Other chapters include electronic micro-evaporator cooling systems and flow control by Jackson B Marcinichen, Nicolas Lamaison and John R Thome, dynamic modeling of compact two-phase electronic cooling systems with microchannel evaporators by Tom Saenen and Martine Baelmans.

The second volume of set two touches on boiling using enhanced surfaces, plate heat exchangers and two-phase devices. This volume deals with heat transfer enhancement techniques applied to evaporation processes by Gherhardt Ribatski and Fabio Toshio Kanizawa; pool boiling on plain and enhanced surfaces by Ricardo J Da Silva Lima, Eugene Van Rooyen and John R Thome; flooded evaporators using smooth and enhanced tubes by Ricardo J Da Silva Lima, Eugene Van Rooyen and John R Thome; two-phase heat transfer and pressure drop within plate heat exchangers by Farzad Vakili-Farahani, Raffaele L Amalfi and John R Thome; gravity effects on pool boiling heat transfer by Paolo Di Marco, Haruhiko Ohta and Jungho Kim, flow boiling under reduced gravity conditions by Haruhiko Ohta, Paolo Di Marco and Jungho Kim; recent advancements in micro/nanoscale surface modifications and their effects on pool boiling critical heat flux and heat transfer coefficient by Matthew McCarthy, heat pipes and their applications by Tailian Chen; flow Pattern-Based Boiling Heat Transfer and Frictional Pressure Drop Models for Plain Horizontal Tubes (Ricardo J Da Silva Lima and John R Thome; flow boiling heat transfer in multiport tubes by Farzad Vakili-Farahani and John R Thome.

The third volume of set 2 includes special topics in condensation including the theory of dropwise condensation by John W Rose, theory of condensation in microchannels by Hua Sheng Wang and John W Rose, prediction methods and numerical modeling of condensation heat transfer in minichannels by Davide Del Col, Stefano Bortolin and Enrico Da Riva. There are also notable contributions in terms of the recent developments in altered wettability for enhancing condensation by Nenad Miljkovic, Daniel J Preston and Evelyn N Wang, as well as film wise vapor condensation on curvilinear surfaces by I V Marchuk and O A Kabov. The last two chapters of this volume deal with pragmatical numerical simulation of condensation and evaporation in microchannels (authored by N Antonsen and John R Thome), as well as flow pattern-based intube condensation heat transfer model for horizontal tubes by Ricardo J Da Silva Lima and John R Thome.

The final volume of the second set is entitled "Numerical Modeling of Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer" and its chapters comprise CFD simulation of two-phase flows with Eulerian approach, part 1 of which is a review of numerical methods and part 2 of which deals with the results of selected computational studies by Mirco Magnini. G R Anjos, N Mangiavacchi and J Pontes also contribute a chapter on "Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method for Two-Phase Flows" while Abhijit Mukherjee and Vijay K Dhir's chapter deals with Numerical Modeling of Vapor Bubbles During Nucleate Boiling and Slug Flow. Again there is a return to focus on two-phase flows applied in U-Bends by Ricardo J Da Silva Lima and John R Thome, as well as a chapter on "Two-Phase Flow Characteristics in Singularities" by Rémi Revellin. Finally, the book is concluded by the chapter "Micro Particle Shadow Velocimetry (μPSV) for Quantitative Optical Measurements in Microscale Two-Phase Flows" by Sepideh Khodaparast, Navid Borhani and John R Thome.

A professor of Heat and Mass Transfer at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland since 1998, chief editor of the Encyclopedia Professor Thome directs the two-phase flow and heat transfer research laboratory (LTCM) with 20 some post-docs and PhD students.


The "Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I - Fundamentals and Methods" and "Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II - Special Topics and Applications" will be available at all major booksellers and distributors. Each Encyclopedia Set comprising of 4 volumes is priced at US$1,350 / £891. Both Sets are currently being sold at an introductory offer of US$990 / £653 valid till 31 December 2015. More information about the sets can be found at and respectively. If you require a review copy, any additional information, or would like to interview any of the contributors of the chapters, please contact Jason Lim at

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