The Application of Computational Methods in Industrial Fan Design
Edited by Geoff Sheard ISBN 13: 978-1-905941-24-7, Hard Cover, 477 pages, $128
Europe is at Tier 2 of fan peak efficiency regulation, with a third tier under discussion. The American Department of Energy is evaluating design point efficiency minimums which restrict the operating range of all fans. China, Malaysia and Taiwan have rules in effect, while the rest of the world is considering alternatives. Manufacturers will respond, improving peak efficiency to remain on the market, and expanding their compliant range of operation. This edited volume shows how manufacturers can drive fan efficiency higher by integrating computational methods developed by the aerospace industry into their design process. It’s a “must study” for those who choose to remain competitive.
Wade W. Smith, Executive Director, Air Movement & Control Association, International (AMCA)
How do engineers learn to use new tools and techniques when superannuated ones are no longer adequate to meet future challenges? How can engineers adapt technology developed in a different industry and make it relevant to their own?
The Application of Computational Methods in Industrial Fans answers these questions and more. The editor and authors provide real insight into the reality of what they needed to create and apply new knowledge into the most demanding applications
“At the most fundamental level universities engage in two activities, research and teaching. At their best academic – industry collaborations combine the two, with academics developing new tools and techniques whilst teaching their industrial partners how to apply them. This edited volume shows what academic – industry collaboration really means in practice.” Professor Peter Ireland, Head of Osney Thermofluids Laboratory, University of Oxford
Touted by many leaders, both domestically and internationally, this book will appeal to:
Corporate Managers accountable for maintaining a technical lead over competitors.
Senior engineers who are trusted to lead research and development programmes.
Junior engineers who wish to learn what it means to develop and apply new technology.
Those within the air movement and control community who wish to gain an insight into how new knowledge is created and put to work.
Those within the wider engineering community who wish to understand how to adapt and apply computational methods, making their own development efforts more effective.
Those within academia who wish to become more effective at not only creating new knowledge, but putting it to work.