THERMOPEDIA™ was established in 2005 by Begell House, Inc. Publishers as a peer-reviewed online reference source for professionals and students requiring information in thermal and fluids sciences and engineering. Its core structure is based on the famous “INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER” - the content of which was originally designed to be the “book one would like to have on one’s shelf”. Since 2000 and continuously over the next decade, the Editorial Board lead by Professor Geoffrey F. Hewitt (Imperial College, London) was actively engaged in shaping both new materials and resetting previous content in an interactive web format. THERMOPEDIA™ was released in 2008 and remains the only peer-reviewed web resource to serve as the ultimate student and practicing engineer’s guide on key subjects in thermal and fluids sciences.

THERMOPEDIA™ aims to provide a first point of contact for those wishing to obtain information on topics in heat and mass transfer, fluid flow and thermodynamics. Over the years, it has expanded with updates and the integration of the thermal-fluids taxonomy semantic structure that is visualized in a map and interlinks articles by scientific co-relation, then leading outside THERMOPEDIA™ to other references, journals, books and databases. THERMOPEDIA™ features a “tree-like” semantic map structure, which provides an easy visual lead to full-text articles that interlink to other publishers’ content via CrossRef.

All THERMOPEDIA™ articles are full-text in HTML with 3D features, animations, and films of experimental data (where available). The articles are arranged by scientific and engineering areas and are interlinked to related topics. With the latest web developments, you can browse content using a hierarchical structure with interlinking between all articles, and click on any major subject area to view all related topics. Browse using the visual and interactive Semantic Map, Visual Gallery or simply through A-Z Index and search.

THERMOPEDIA™ deals not only with the fundamentals of these subjects, but also gives information on equipment and applications. The primary Level 1 articles are intended to give precise statements on each topic, at a sufficient level of detail to allow the user to deal with most requirements. For further information, it leads the user to Level 2 articles, which extend the summary treatments in the Level 1 articles to fuller treatments, designed to meet the needs of those who require more in-depth coverage.

For engineering, the coverage includes industrial plants, equipment involving fluid mechanics and heat transfer, process heat transfer and more. Access to this online reference is a “must” for those in the field! It covers topics and subjects in the areas of engineering, chemistry, and physics: biomedical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, power, and more. The forthcoming update is expanded with targeting topics, knowledge and applications related to sustainability, cleaner energy, environment, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, energy in buildings, and so on.