Glen E. Myers

Professor Emeritus


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2067 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-0225

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

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Myers is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He has had industrial experience with North American Aviation, Convair, Douglas Aircraft and DuPont. His research interests center around analytical and numerical solutions of heat-conduction transients. Numerically induced oscillations in finite-difference and finite-element solutions are of general interest in the numerical solution of conduction transients. Developing an efficient solution technique for long-time conduction transients with time-dependent inputs has been motivated by a need to study heat transfer from buildings over long periods of time when subjected to fluctuating atmospheric conditions. Myers' thermodynamics notes for undergraduates were published in 1989 as a textbook, Engineering Thermodynamics. The book is designed to teach introductory and applied thermodynamics to junior-level mechanical engineering students. The second edition of Engineering Thermodynamics was published in 2007. His graduate text, Analytical Methods in Conduction Heat Transfer, evolved from notes written to help off-campus graduate students who could not attend regular classes. This book, published in 1971, was also the first heat-transfer text to present the finite-element analysis of conduction problems. The second edition of Analytical Methods in Conduction Heat Transfer became available in September 1998. Professor Myers is primarily interested in writing and developing materials to enhance teaching of heat transfer and thermodynamics. Myers has received a number of department, college and campus-wide teaching awards.

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