Course Title: 
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
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Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Fundamentals of Heat Transfer' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Basic Modes of Heat Transfer: Steady State Calculations with Multiple Modes of Heat Transfer – One-Dimensional Steady State Heat Conduction: Composite Medium, Critical Thickness, Effect of Variation of Thermal Conductivity in Solids, Extended Surfaces – Unsteady State Heat Conduction: Lumped System Analysis – Heat Transfer in Semi-infinite and Infinite Solids - Application of Numerical Techniques.

Unit 2

Fundamentals of Convection: Physical Mechanism, Reynolds Analogy - Free Convection In Vertical Flat Plate – Empirical Relation in Free Convection – Forced Convection – Laminar and Turbulent Convective Heat Transfer Analysis in Flows between Parallel Plates, over Flat Plate and in Circular Pipe – Applications of Numerical Techniques in Problem Solving.

Unit 3

Boiling and Condensation – Radiative Heat Transfer: Introduction to Physical Mechanism, Radiation Properties, Radiation Shape Factors, Heat Exchange between Non-Black Bodies, Radiation Shields. Classification of Heat Exchangers – Temperature Distribution – Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient – Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Combustion Chambers, Rocket Thrust Chambers and Cryogenic Systems.

  • Incropera. F. P. and Dewitt. D. P., “Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer,” 5th edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2002.
  • Yunus A. Cengel., “Heat Transfer – A practical approach,” 2nd edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2002
  • Holman. J. P., “Heat Transfer,” 6th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991.
  • Sutton. G. P., “Rocket Propulsion Elements,” 5th edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1986.