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Identify the important modes of heat transfer and their applications.
Formulate and apply the general three dimensional heat conduction equations.
Analyze the thermal systems with internal heat generation and lumped heat capacitance.
Understand the mechanism of convective heat transfer
Determine the radiative heat transfer between surfaces.
Describe the various two phase heat transfer phenomenon. Execute the effectiveness and rating
of heat exchangers.
Analyze the various modes of heat transfer and implement the basic heat conduction
equations for steady one dimensional thermal system.
Implement the general heat conduction equation to thermal systems with and without internal
heat generation and transient heat conduction.
Analyze the heat transfer rate in natural and forced convection and evaluate through
Interpret heat transfer by radiation between objects with simple geometries.
Analyze the heat transfer equipment and investigate the performance.
Fundamentals of convection
Mechanism of natural and forced convection, local and average heat
transfer coefficient, concept of velocity & thermal boundary layers.
Dimensionless numbers and their physical significance, empirical correlations
for external & internal flow for both laminar and turbulent flows.
Introduction, dimensionless numbers and their physical significance, empirical
correlations for natural convection
Fundamental concepts, Spectral and total emissive power, real and grey surfaces, Stefan Boltzmann
law, Radiation laws – Planks, Wiens, Kirchoff’s and Lambart’s cosine law with simple applications,
Irradiation and radiosity, Electrical analogy in radiation, Radiation shape factor, radiation heat
exchange between two black and diffuse gray surfaces, radiation shield.
Heat Transfer Equipments
Condensation and Boiling
Boiling heat transfer, types of boiling, pool boiling curve and forced
boiling phenomenon, condensation heat transfer, film wise and drop wise condensation (simple
Classification and applications, heat exchanger analysis – LMTD for parallel and
counter flow heat exchanger, effectiveness– NTU method for parallel and counter flow heat
exchanger, cross flow heat exchanger, LMTD correction factor, design criteria for heat exchanger,
Introduction to TEMA standards.
Introduction to heat pipe, Introduction to electronic cooling - Discussion on active and passive
Labs and Practicals
List of Experimemts
Any eight experiments (1-11) and two assignments (12-14) from the following list.
Determination of Thermal Conductivity of metal rod
Determination of Thermal Conductivity of insulating powder
Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Composite wall
Determination of Thermal Contact Resistance
Determination of heat transfer coefficient in Natural Convection
Determination of heat transfer coefficient in Forced Convection
Determination of temperature distribution, fin efficiency in Natural / Forced Convection
Determination of Emissivity of a Test surface
Determination of Stefan Boltzmann Constant
Determination of effectiveness of heat exchanger
Study of pool boiling phenomenon and determination of critical heat flux
Assignment on 1-D transient heat transfer program using finite difference methods.
Assignment to solve transient heat transfer problem using Heisler and Grober charts.
Assignment on multi-pass / cross-flow heat exchanger using effectiveness charts.
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