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Course Detail

Course Name Process Heat Transfer
Course Code 15CHE213
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Modes of heat transfer – Fourier’s law of heat conduction and applications; Thermal conductivity measurement; Steady state conduction with variable area; Heat transfer coefficient & film theory; Heat transfer in extended surfaces; Heat Transfer to Fluids without phase change: Concepts of heat transfer by convection – Natural and forced convection; Correlations for the calculation of heat transfer coefficients.

Unit 2

Analogies between transfer of momentum and heat – Reynold’s analogy, Prandtl and Colburn analogies; Heat Transfer to Fluids with Phase Change – heat transfer from condensing vapors, drop wise film wise condensation, film condensation on vertical surface and horizontal tube bank; Heat transfer to boiling liquids – mechanism of boiling of saturated liquids; Heat exchangers – shell & tube, double pipe, flow patterns, construction and operational features, theory & calculations, energy balances and effectiveness.

Unit 3

Heat exchanger design procedure – Effectiveness – NTU Method – Chart for different configurations; Theory of Evaporation; evaporator types; single effect and multiple effect evaporation; evaporator design considerations; Radiation heat transfer – Emissive power, Black body radiation, Emissivity, Stefan–Boltzman law, Planck’s law, radiation between surfaces.

Text Books

  1. Binay K. Dutta, “Heat Transfer – Principles and Applications”, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2001.
  2. W. L. McCabe, J. C. Smith and P. Harriot, “Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering“, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2001.
  3. J. P. Holman, “Heat Transfer“, 8th Edition, McGraw Hill, 1997


  • F. P. Incropera, “Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer”, 6th Edition, Wiley, 2006
  • J. M. Coulson, and J. F. Richardson, “Chemical Engineering Vol. 1“, 4th Edition, Asian Books Private Limited, India, 1998.

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