This text is intended for mechanical engineering majors taking a thermal design course. It combines practical coverage of thermal/fluid components and systems, with review coverage of prerequisite thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Extensive case studies and practical examples show students how the thermal design is done, and the techniques used to simulate and optimize such designs. This title takes a modern approach, giving students exposure to the general design process, use of software tools for design analysis & simulation, and experimental methods. Report writing, economic factors, and ethical considerations are also discussed in the context of engineering practice.Suryanarayana, N. V. is the author of 'Design & Simulation of Thermal Systems' with ISBN 9780072497984 and ISBN 007249798X.